Local Manchester engineer, Abdul Hai, has been awarded membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the oldest professional engineering association in the world.
Abdul currently works as a Highways Engineer for Jacobs.
After taking inspiration from his uncle, a fellow civil engineer, Pakistan-born Abdul attended the University of Salford and began his career in the industry. As part of his role at Jacobs, he has been involved in highways assignments across the UK, including the M6 Smart Motorway Project, which aims to improve travel conditions on a 20-mile stretch of road between Crewe and Knutsford.
Abdul said: “I am delighted that my contribution to significant UK highways projects as a Civil Engineer has been recognised by the ICE, as I receive my Incorporated- Engineer Member qualification. The Engineering institutions, particularly the ICE, are great examples of the progression opportunities available for people wanting to begin their career in the industry.”
Abdul was presented his membership certificate by ICE President Lord Robert Mair at a special ceremony held at ICE’s headquarters in Westminster, London.
Meeting all the requirements of the ICE’s Member Professional Review, Abdul 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.
Emma Antrobus, ICE North West Regional Director, commented: “Achieving ICE membership is a significant personal and career achievement and I congratulate Abdul on his success. Adbul 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.”