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Newcastle engineers gain elite status

Three Newcastle civil engineers have been awarded chartered status

Bex Gill with ICE President Sir John Armitt.
Bex Gill with ICE President Sir John Armitt.

Lynsey Gray and Bex Gill, who work for multinational civil engineering firm Arup and Ben Adcock who works for international construction company firm John Sisk & Son Ltd, have been awarded the protected title of Chartered Engineer and membership of the ICE. This allows them to add the letters CEng and MICE after their names.

ICE membership can be awarded to a wide range of engineers practising in the broad area of civil engineering in recognition for their work in the field, and after passing a professional review. The organisation has 90,000 members worldwide, including more than 2,000 in the North East.

The ICE's professionally qualified grades of membership are internationally recognised, and are viewed in the engineering sectors as a significant achievement and a benchmark of an engineer's competence and professional standing.

Ben Adcock with ICE President Sir John Armitt
Ben Adcock with ICE President Sir John Armitt
Lynsey Gray with ICE President Sir John Armitt
Lynsey Gray with ICE President Sir John Armitt

ICE Regional Director for the North East, Penny Marshall said: "Civil engineering sits right at the heart of society. It is all about shaping, improving and protecting the infrastructure that we all depend on in our day-to-day lives, from bridges, roads and railways right through to energy networks and water and waste infrastructure. Newcastle's many famous bridges and the Tyne Tunnels are examples of the work of our civil engineers.

"Achieving Chartered Civil engineer status is a significant personal and career achievement and we welcome Lynsey, Bex and Ben into the ICE."

Lynsey Gray said: "I'm immensely proud to be a chartered civil engineer. Civil engineering can sometimes be a challenging job, working towards deadlines and budgets, but it can also be very rewarding to see something you have worked on be built and put into use."

Bex Gill said: "To gain recognition for dedication and commitment to the profession makes me feel incredibly proud. Being chartered, immediately demonstrates a level of professionalism when working with new teams and clients.

Being an engineer allows me to work with people from all over the world; improving and enhancing the design of projects through collaborative working."

Ben Adcock said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be able to see my name on the Engineering Council Register and ICE register of chartered engineers and to be able to put the qualification after my name."

Find out about more about the different grades of membership at ICE.