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Edinburgh engineer, James Ferguson, was recently awarded membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the oldest professional engineering association in the world.

James currently works as an engineer for Goodson Associates.

James said:-“One of the best parts of being a civil engineer is being able to visit buildings and projects that I have designed and see things that I have created on paper be built in real life. In my current role I see projects through from early design to construction, so I always have opportunities to see what I have designed be built.

“There are so many opportunities within the field of civil engineering and it’s a great career for those who enjoy problem solving and working as part of a team.”

James was presented with his membership certificate by ICE President Andrew Wyllie, CBE, at a special ceremony held at ICE’s headquarters in Westminster, London.

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. James, who has met all the requirements of the ICE’s Chartered Professional Review, is now entitled to adopt the Institution’s protected title of ‘Chartered Civil Engineer’.

Sara Thiam, ICE Scotland Director, commented:“Achieving Chartered Civil Engineer status is a significant personal and career achievement and I congratulate James on his success. James joins the ICE as a member 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.”