A Leeds engineer has been awarded membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the oldest professional engineering association in the world.
Zeeshan Arif, an engineer at WSP who was involved in the preliminary design for the A19/A1058 Coast Road in Newcastle, was presented with his membership certificate by ICE President Andrew Wyllie at a special ceremony held at ICE’s headquarters in Westminster, London.
“I am delighted to be awarded Incorporated Engineer Member,” he said.
“Engineering is the only profession is the world which has so much impact on everyone. It is well paid and a very interesting job. Without engineers, the world cannot function.”
Meeting all the requirements of the ICE’s Member Professional Review, Zeeshan has achieved a professionally qualified grade of membership, which is internationally recognised and highly valued.
The ICE represents over 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 North East, said: “Achieving ICE membership is a significant personal and career achievement and I congratulate Zeeshan on his success.
“Zeeshan joins the ICE at a significant time, our bicentenary year. We are proud to celebrate our members and how their work in civil engineering transforms people’s lives for the better and safeguards the future for their families.”