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Add to Calendar 26-01-2022 09:00 26-01-2022 10:00 false Europe/London Chartered Infrastructure Engineer, online This is the third online event in support of the CIE.
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  • 26 January 2022
  • 09:00 - 10:00 (UK time)
Chartered Infrastructure Engineer Discussion

About this event

Recent studies have looked at how significant numbers of technically competent (and often academically qualified) engineers might be brought onto the professional register. The Falzani report concluded that an estimated three million eligible engineers “know who the Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) are, know what you offer but aren’t interested”.

Professor John Uff concluded that PEIs have a moral responsibility to capture these individuals. And the Hackitt Review went further still, suggesting that PEIs look at mechanisms to provide societal assurance through professionally qualifying, training, and auditing the skill sets of engineers on a routine and through-career basis. ICE’s own Future Civil Engineer report seeks to deliver against such aspirations.

It is hoped that those who have not yet chosen to become professionally qualified, do so through ICE if it offers the context in which many of these engineers operate. In line with its Royal Charter ‘...interests of public health and safety’ and ‘...qualified to carry out such tasks’, the Institution seeks to be the professional home for all those promoting the art and science of the profession. The Chartered Infrastructure Engineer qualification may be attractive to many of those already working alongside us and helping to deliver a fairer and safer society.

Ask a question

Members are requested to email any questions they would like raised at the event to [email protected] by Friday 21 January, 2022. These will be used to start the discussion.


Chair: Ed McCann BEng(hons) MSC CEng FICE FRSA

President, ICE

Ed McCann

Ed graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

During twelve years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world.

He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome. He currently works on major projects and programs in the UK and internationally where he focuses on strategic engineering design and improving productivity across the asset lifecycle.

Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a “back bedroom start-up” to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.

In 2009, Ed and the two other owners of Expedition set up a social enterprise called the Useful Simple Trust and gave the company to the employees. He is now a Trustee of the UST, which has a number of award-winning companies specialising in Engineering, Communications Design, Architecture, Education and Sustainability.

He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Innovation and a member of the UK’s i3P Strategic Leadership Group which is focused on innovating across the built environment.

He co-created cross industry initiatives including: the Constructionarium, the Get It Right Initiative and the Expedition Workshed.

Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999 and he is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation.

Along the way he appeared in 35 television programs on engineering and allegedly has a fan in Japan!

Paul W Jowitt CBE FREng FRSE FICE CEng

Past President, ICE; Professor of Civil Engineering Systems, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh

Paul Jowitt

Paul is Professor of Civil Engineering Systems at Heriot Watt University Edinburgh. He is a graduate of Imperial College and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2006 he was invited to give the ICE’s 6th Brunel International Lecture, “Engineering Civilisation from the Shadows” – focussed on the twin shadows cast by Climate Change and World Poverty.

Paul was ICE President in 2009-10. His Presidential Address was entitled “Now is the Time”; the time to build engineering capacity worldwide to deliver the UN Millennium Development Goals and build and maintain the critical underpinning infrastructure upon which civilisation depends at home and abroad. And the time to take a systems view of the world and deliver systems level solutions.

Paul is a Trustee of the charity Engineers Against Poverty and the current President of the Commonwealth Engineers Council.


Trustee, ICE; Chair, ICE Finance, Assurance and Risk Committee; Programme Director, Tideway

Andy Alder

Andy is the Programme Director for Tideway (as part of the Jacobs Programme Management Team) and is responsible for delivery of all infrastructure for the project.

Andy joined the Tideway Project in 2015 from Crossrail where he was Chief Tunnel Engineer during the detailed design phase, managed procurement of a number of the tunnelling contracts, and was

Project Manager for construction of all tunnelling work in the west area of Crossrail.

Andy has previously been responsible for the design of the LU Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade, and DLR Extensions to London City Airport and Woolwich. Other projects that Andy has worked on include the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the Jubilee Line Extension and projects In Ireland, Egypt and Malaysia.

Andy is a Council Member and Trustee Board Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as Chair of the Finance, Assurance and Risk Committee and a member of the Fellowship Panel. Andy is also a Fellow of the Association for Project Management.

Professor Julie Bregulla FREng Dipl-Ing PhD CEng FICE MEWI MIoD

Trustee, ICE; member, ICE Structures Expert Panel, Director, TEDI-London

Julie Bregulla

Julie is a passionate collaborator and a recognised industry expert in the multi-faceted interactions between engineering practice, research and regulatory process (and its societal context).

Following her studies in Germany, US and UK- at the University of Surrey- she joined the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 2003. As a member of BRE’s executive committee she led on BRE's standards and technical strategy, having run BRE’s Fire and Building Technology testing, research and certification business. She joined the leadership at TEDI-London, a higher education start-up jointly founded by University of Arizona (US), UNSW Sydney (Aus) and King’s college London (UK), in 2021.

She holds board and trustee positions and acts as strategic advisor across the sector. From supporting the most innovative projects in the UK and abroad, to representing the UK national position at key industry code and regulatory committees, to shaping the future of engineering education, her work is rooted in engineering practice.

She chairs the ICE’s Structures Expert Panel, is a member of ICE Council and a member of the ICE Trustee board.

For more information please contact:

Barbara Etzi

e: [email protected]