Jersey Engineer Achieves Professional Technician Status

3rd October, 2013
Local Jersey engineer, Darreth Morison, has been awarded Technician Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Darreth, who works for Ross-Gower Associates in St Helier said he was thrilled to become a Technician Member.

ICE Technician Membership can be awarded to a wide range of engineers practising in the broad area of civil engineering. Darreth, who recently qualified as a Technician Member is now entitled to add the letters TMICE to his name.

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 shaping, improving and protecting the infrastructure that we all depend on in our day-to-day lives.

Earlier this year, ICE joined forces with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, supported by the Gatsby Foundation, in a bid to boost the number of registered technicians from 14,000 to 100,000 by 2018. The initiative, announced by the Prime Minister at Number 10, will be officially launched in November.

Trish continued: “Achieving Technician Membership is a significant personal and career achievement and those who have qualified gain greater recognition for their skills in delivering technical civil engineering solutions. We welcome Darreth into the ICE.”

Darreth became an engineer because of its creative aspects. He said: “I have always enjoyed starting with an idea or outline scheme and then working hard to see a clearly defined end product, and what better way than the built environment to see this.”

His career highlight so far has been working as a site engineer in South Africa. “I worked as a site engineer at a self-sustaining prison complex which was situated on a farm in South Africa. I was in charge of installing a new sewer system and water reticulation network consisting of over 5 miles of pipework.”

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.

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 or technician’s competence and professional standing.