Richard Lord, EngTech MICE

I always wanted to work on building projects, so I decided to do a degree in construction at Liverpool John Moores University.

Richard Lord
Richard Lord

After graduating I got a job at Egniol Ltd where I had been working during my holidays. The role was a quality assurance engineer overseeing engineering works on landfill sites. I enjoyed this job so much that I carried on full time after finishing my construction degree. Eight years on and I'm now a project manager at the same company.

My greatest achievement so far has been becoming professionally qualified. It makes me really proud that all my hard work and learning over the 10 last years has been recognised.

Being a technician member of ICE has shown my company that I'm capable of dealing with higher profile projects, and can take the lead when managing a project.

Here's my advice to anyone who wants to be an engineering technician: even if you don’t think what you do is good or relevant enough, give it a try. Your role probably involves lots of aspects of civil engineering that you aren't aware of. Applying to become a technician member can really bring out your skills.

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