Amey Consulting is the top company for producing professionally qualified engineers within Scotland, a recent pass list indicates.
Results from the Institution of Civil Engineers Professional Reviews for Autumn 2019 shows Amey had 10 passes in Scotland, at least two more than any other company.
This caps off what was a strong close to 2019 for professional qualifications Amey. Within this period, 44 employees gained professional qualifications at all levels ranging from Engineering Technician to Fellow and across a broad range of professional institutions.
The full results of the ICE Autumn 2019 professional review session showed Amey had a total of 16 passes – 12 at Chartered level and 4 at Incorporated level exceeding the 80% UK wide industry figure as published by the Institution.
Commenting on the results, Frazer Wild, Head of Professional Excellence Amey Consulting, said: “I congratulate all of our newly qualified individuals across all of the institutions. Amey Consulting has a strong commitment towards putting our people first and I look forward to working with our employees to further develop their careers and maintain our high standard of professional excellence. 2019 was a strong year for Amey Consulting and, as a result, these newly qualified engineers will have the chance to bring their creativity and passion to some of the most exciting infrastructure projects here in the UK and worldwide.”
Continuing the run of successes for Amey Consulting, Christopher Weir, Assistant Engineer in Scotland, has been announced the ‘Most Promising Technician in 2019’ by unanimous decision at the recent Scotland Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) awards. Christopher has also been successful with his dissertation from Glasgow Caledonian University. The paper has been accepted for publishing and presentation at the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’20) in Lisbon, Portugal, in April 2020. Titled Alternative road improvements to enhance the sustainability and resilience of A83 – ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ in Scotland, the paper aims to design and undertake an assessment of three potential road improvement schemes on the A83 at the famous viewpoint, Rest and be Thankful.
Elsewhere, there was success for Troy Lancaster, Principal Project Manager on the Transpire Alliance, who won the Geoffrey Trimble Award for the best post graduate dissertation of the year from the University of Warwick. His dissertation on Unlocking the performance of railway enhancement programmes through supply chain integration articulated how dramatic performance improvements aimed to tackle the 40% efficiency gap between the UK and other European railway systems can be achieved. His extensive research demonstrated how establishing high levels of integration between client, tier 1 contractor and critical tier 2 suppliers can make significant improvements to the performance of a £3bn railway infrastructure programme.
Finally, fellow graduate apprentice and Glasgow Caledonian University alumnus Rhys Bevan received the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) prize, awarded for his best overall performance on the Environmental Civil Engineering course, where he received 1st Class honours. The award was presented by CABE and came with a full membership to the organisation for the next two years.
Professional institutions that awarded passes included:
- Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
- Institution of Engineering and Technology
- Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
- Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
- Permanent Way Institution
- Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
- Institution of Structural Engineers
- Engineers Ireland
- Institution of Environmental Sciences