Three teams were shortlisted to take place in the regional heat of ICE's Communications Competition 2017 representing AECOM, Curtins, and Kier.
Competitors had to use a combination of engineering and inter-personal skills to win over the judges and audience with a well-honed public presentation, based on a civil engineering scenario.
The winning AECOM team did just that. Team members Lewis Brimmell, David McSorley, and Jack Lee impressed the judges with their confident approach and well-conceived plans for the fictional closure of a level crossing with a replacement over-bridge.
Natalie Allen, Chair of ICE North West Graduates and Students group, who ran the event, said, "All of the short-listed teams got right into the spirit of the competition and delivered convincing presentations backed-up by detailed information.
"The AECOM team – or SRP Engineering for the purposes of the scenario – were particularly thorough in their proposals and handled the questions confidently and convincingly. The judges all agreed they were worthy winners."
The AECOM team took home a prize of £250 and now goes on to compete in the semi-final stage of the competition.
Those that reach the national final, which will be held at ICE's headquarters in London, will be competing for a range of prizes - £500 for first, £300 for second and £200 for third.