Two Yorkshire engineers have been awarded Chartered Civil Engineer Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the oldest professional engineering association in the world.
At a special ceremony, held at ICE’s headquarters in Westminster London; Doncaster’s Brent Eastell, a design manager for Amey in Birmingham, and Sheffield’s Matthew Harry Clarke, a project manager for Balfour Beatty in Leeds, were presented with their membership certificates by ICE President Andrew Wyllie, CBE.
Brent said: “The drive of myself and my colleagues inspired me to become a member of ICE, I would greatly recommend this to anyone, it is a worthwhile accreditation to have, at any stage of your career.
“Working on the clean water Eastcoast pipeline for Yorkshire water has been my career highlight to date.”
Matthew said: “Engineering is all around us and we take it for granted every day. The consideration as to why something works and what can be done better motivates a typical engineer.
“My career highlight was being responsible for, and completing, the power reinforcement project in Newcastle. It was an underground extra high voltage cable installation of 8km in the public highway, delivered with as minimum disruption to the community as possible.”
ICE represents more than 92,000 civil engineers and technicians across the world who design, build and maintain transport, water, energy, waste and flood infrastructure.
Penny Marshall, regional director of ICE Yorkshire and Humber, said: “These are significant personal and career achievements for Brent and Matthew and we are proud to welcome them as a members of ICE.
“They join a community of professionals who are committed to shaping, improving and protecting the infrastructure on which we all depend. ICE congratulates Brent and Matthew on their success and we look forward to supporting them throughout their respective careers.”
Matthew added: “From a young age it has always been a keen interest of mine to repair, maintain and build things from bird boxes to sheds.
“Engineering is a fantastic career and continues to fascinate me every day with new developments constantly being made. I would strongly recommend the engineering field to any student at any level of study.”