Award given in recognition of his contribution to civil engineering and the many infrastructure projects he has led.
Paul Ditchburn, associate director of WSP in the UK, has achieved his Fellowship with ICE.
Ditchburn received his Fellowship in recognition of the many complex multi-disciplinary national infrastructure projects he has headed up and successfully delivered over the course of his career and the contribution he has made to the industry and profession.
Ditchburn mixes the demands of 24-hour care for his son with the challenges of being a civil and structural chartered engineer working at the sharp end of the profession.
Ditchburn, a civil engineer from Middlesbrough, who has been at WSP for over 25 years, said:
"Together with obtaining fellowship of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the past year, reaching this summit of the profession is a great honour and fulfils a career long ambition to be recognised by my peers and leaders of the industry as having made a significant contribution. I hope we can all work together to build a better world.”
Steena Nasapen-Watson, ICE North East regional director, said:
“A huge well done to Paul on this fantastic achievement. ICE fellowship is our highest grade of membership, respected internationally and a benchmark for those practising at the top level within the profession.
"I congratulate Paul on his success and thank him for the outstanding contribution he has made to civil engineering.”