18234An engineer from Darlington has been awarded a prestigious accreditation from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Michael White, who works for Dorman Long Technology, in the town, has been awarded ICE membership after meeting all the requirements of the ICE’s Chartered Professional Review, for which he is now entitled to add the letters MICE to his name and adopt the title of ‘Chartered Civil Engineer’.

Michael, who attended Seaham Comprehensive School and graduated from Newcastle University, was presented with his membership certificate by ICE President, Professor David Balmforth, at a special ceremony held at ICE’s headquarters in Westminster, London.

The ICE is an influential body which represents more than 86,000 civil engineers and technicians from across the world. Its 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.

Penny Marshall, ICE North East Regional Director, said: “Civil engineering sits 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 – from bridges, roads and railways right through to energy networks and water and waste systems.

“Achieving Chartered Civil Engineer status is a significant personal and career achievement and I would like to welcome Michael as a corporate member of the ICE.”

For more information about ICE membership, which is available to civil engineers, technicians and technical/scientific specialists at every stage of their professional career, visit http://www.ice.org.uk/Membership