17 Jun 2011
A group of Arup’s young engineers based in the Belfast office recently won the UK-wide Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Communication Competition.
Earlier this week the graduates’ success was praised by the Speaker of the Assembly, William Hay outside the Parliament Buildings Stormont.
The winning team included Caroline Traynor, Eamon Scullion, Niall Brady and Carol Moore.
The annual contest challenges teams to prove they have developed effective communications and public involvement skills, crucial for efficient and timely delivery of civil engineering projects. The competition saw the team discuss their plans for the design and build of an eco village, impressing the judging panel in the process.
The team’s victory was secured during a national final in Birmingham when the team came up against other rising stars of the UK civil engineering industry.
Commending the team’s victory was Paul Johnston, Associate Director at Arup:
“Arup is proud of its young people and endeavours to give them the opportunities and support they need to thrive. Our team of Belfast graduates showed considerable commitment in taking up the challenge and I am delighted that their hard work and ingenuity has been recognised”
“The competition was thoroughly rewarding for all involved, including a team of four promising engineers – Tom Skinner, Tom Edwards, Lee Taylor and Simon Westwood – from our Cardiff office, who came in a close second for their presentation,” Johnston said. “It’s great to see initiatives encouraging young talent in our industry.”