Local Swindon engineer achieves ‘MICE’ status

By Anita Jaynes on February 23, 2016

Local Swindon engineer, Kofi Nyarko, has been awarded membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – an influential body representing the 86,000 civil engineers and technicians across the world who design, build and maintain our transport, water, energy, waste and flood infrastructure.

ICE membership can be awarded to a wide range of engineers practising in the broad area of civil engineering. Kofi, who has met all the requirements of ICE’s Member Professional Review, is now entitled to add the letters “MICE” to his name.

ICE’s professionally qualified grades of membership are internationally recognised and highly valued. Attainment of these is widely viewed as a significant achievement and a benchmark of an engineer’s competence and professional standing.

Kofi was presented his membership certificate by ICE Vice President Professor Tim Broyd at a special ceremony held at ICE’s headquarters in Westminster, London.

Miranda Housden, ICE South West regional director, said: “Civil engineering sits right at the heart of society. It is all about shaping, improving and protecting the infrastructure that we all depend on in our day-to-day lives – from bridges, roads and railways right through to energy networks and water and waste infrastructure.

“Achieving ICE membership is a significant personal and career achievement and we welcome Kofi into the ICE.”

Kofi, who works for CH2M in Swindon, said he was thrilled to pass the Member Professional Review. He said: “Passing my review means that I will be able to take on more responsibilities, have better opportunities and further my career prospects.”

Kofi became an engineer because of a developing an awareness of the built environment we live in.

“I would say to students to consider a career in engineering because the industry is in need of engineers.”

He added: “It is a rewarding career with a balance of job satisfaction, creating/shaping the landscape and the opportunity to travel around the world.”

The opportunity to join ICE is available to civil engineers, technicians and technical/scientific specialists at every stage of their professional career, from students and apprentices to senior board directors. Find out more visit www.ice.org.uk/Membership

Pictured above: Kofi Nyarko receiving his ICE award