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Young Engineers Secure ICE Status

10 April 2014

Eight young engineers from Costain have passed the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Professional Review, achieving what for many in the industry is considered a watershed in their career, professional status in the civil engineering profession.

In a competitive market, qualification with the ICE is a mark of the highest competence, recognised globally as the gold standard. It requires its members to undertake a minimum level of continuing professional development before they are assessed by a panel of fellow ICE members to see if they’ve got what it takes to hold the distinction.

The Professional Review takes place twice a year. The eight who passed the ICE autumn 2013 review were Jason Daley (Civil Engineer), Lita Davis (Civil Engineer), Andrew Galbraith (Civil Structural Engineer), Chris Hoesli (Civil Engineer), Duncan Menzies (Bid Manager), David Mumford (Senior Engineer), Adam Ramsden (Civil Engineer)and Phillip Tapply (Agent).

The assessment comprises a career review and a project report which sets out what the candidate has brought to a particular job and how they have shown professional attributes. On top of that, the candidate has to win the backing of senior professional sponsors to support their submission.

Seeking qualification takes years of hard work and dedication, often conducted outside of work but with the support of the Company. Achievement brings new responsibilities and is increasingly a prerequisite for a leadership role. While the individual benefits from achieving the highest professional qualification in the civil engineering industry, Costain also benefits from the process.

“Gaining professional qualification is a long, hard process that requires a lot of commitment from the individual so we are delighted for the eight who have achieved this professional goal. We encourage all of our people to obtain the appropriate professional qualification.  It demonstrates to our customers that we seek and promote excellence in the field and that our people are trained to the very highest standard,” said Mel Dyer, Group Engineering Community Coordinator.

Click here to read interview of Lita Davis, Costain Graduate Civil Engineer.

Also, click here for the Costain Careers Website.