Plymouth Engineer Achieves ?MICE? Status

19th September, 2012
A civil engineer from Plymouth has been awarded membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at a Presentation Ceremony held on 17th September.

Glenn Tregillis was presented with his membership certificate by ICE President, Richard Coackley at an admission ceremony held at the ICE headquarters in Westminster, London.

ICE membership (MICE) can be awarded to a wide range of engineers practising in the broad area of civil engineering. Glenn, 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.

Trish Johnson, ICE South West Regional Director, commented: ?Civil engineering is an important engineering discipline sitting right at the heart of society. It is all about creating, 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. The magnificent 2012 Olympic venues and surrounding infrastructure are also the work of our civil engineers.
?Achieving ICE membership is a significant personal and career achievement and we welcome Glenn into the Institution.?

Glenn, who now lives in Winchester and is a Senior Engineer at WSP based in Basingstoke, said: ?I grew up, as all of my family have through five generations in Plymouth.  From a young age I would look at the Royal Albert Bridge and Smeaton?s Tower and be inspired by Civil Engineers.

?I would say to young people at my Schools, Stoke Damerel Primary School and Stoke Damerel Community College the greatest challenges to the planet are waiting for you.  As Chartered Civil Engineers you will be called upon!?

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.