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Engineers Dominate Awards Night

23 May 2013

Costain personnel have won three of the four annual prizes from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) in Wales to reward promising trainee engineers.

The three young engineers – Christopher John, Richard Scammel and Mark Ruiz – were recognised for their skills at the CECA annual dinner at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel.

Christopher, currently working on the All-Wales Communications Maintenance project at Treforest, was outright winner of the competition. Richard, a member of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road widening project, was runner-up, while Mark, who is helping handle the Harbour Way road project in Port Talbot, took the special prize.

The awards were handed over by Jeff Cuthbert AM, the Welsh Assembly’s Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology. They aim to recognise significant potential and professional development in the construction industry and identify the most promising trainee engineers.

CECA Wales director, Rhodri Gwyn Jones, commented: “Continuing the training of new entrants into the civil engineering industry is crucial if it is to survive and prosper into the future.

“We sought evidence of [entrants’] development and potential, their capacity and hunger, and we found that in abundance in the award winners.”

The achievement of the Company in taking all but one of the awards was remarked upon by Bruce Richards, Project Director of the Heads of the Valleys contract: “The quality of the engineering team at Costain is critical to the delivery of high-profile and technically-challenging infrastructure projects.

“It’s extremely pleasing to see that three of our trainee engineers are excelling in their development and striving to achieve the highest standards in their work.”