Dundee man awarded prestigious civil engineering title
Steve Byer, group director for WSP Highways, has been named a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Scotland.
ICE Scotland, the country’s leading source of expertise in civil engineering policy, has over 8,500 members, who design, build and maintain the country’s vital transport, water, flooding, energy and waste infrastructure. Only 458 of these members are Fellows, a title only awarded after a rigorous application process for those civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to society.
Mr Byer has over 35 years’ experience working on civil engineering in both the public and private sector. He oversees the work of around seventy staff in WSP’s Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth offices. In recent years he has acted as Project Manager on the A9 Tomatin to Moy Dualling scheme, and has managed design commissions for local councils including Fife and Perth and Kinross.
He said: “I am extremely proud to have achieved ICE Fellowship, which gives an additional level of recognition of my professional status. I will continue to strive to make a positive contribution to the civil engineering profession, and help where I can to develop the careers of junior professionals.”
ICE Scotland chair, David Cole, added: “I would like to congratulate Steve on his magnificent achievement. This globally recognised qualification is the ultimate recognition for a civil engineer’s knowledge, ability, and experience.
“Civil Engineers shape the world around us. Steve’s achievement just shows the extent to which it can be a fulfilling and rewarding career.”