Neil Harris Achieves Elite Status

19th September, 2012
Local engineer, Neil Harris, has been awarded Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Respected internationally, ICE Fellowship is the highest grade of ICE membership and a benchmark for those practising at the top level within the civil engineering profession.

Only those with a position of responsibility in the planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of important engineering work can be awarded this level of membership.

Trish Johnson, ICE South West Regional Director, commented: ?Gaining ICE Fellowship is an exceptional achievement and I warmly congratulate Neil on joining an elite group of civil engineers. This highly-respected accolade recognises a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession and seniority in the industry.?

Neil, who currently works as Construction and Operations Director for UK company, REG Windpower Ltd, from their Truro office said he became an engineer because of its diversity. He commented: ?Civil engineering is a dynamic and exciting industry to be a part of, providing numerous career paths and widely varying projects.?

His career highlights so far has been his involvement in one of the first wind farms in the UK: ?Llandinam, in Powys, was one of the UK?s first and largest wind farms, constructed in the early 1990s. It was a pioneering project and introduced me to the renewable energy industry, which has played a significant part in my career ever since.?