It’s a mission that runs deep below the surface of our operation, though, with our senior members of staff taking it upon themselves to practise what they preach and lead by example. This is why I decided to put myself forward for the position of Reviewer within the Institution of Civil Engineers – the professional association that represents civil engineers across the globe by creating opportunities for learning, regulating our industry’s standards and ethics, and acting as the principal governmental liaison.
A volunteer position within ICE, Reviewers play a crucial role in securing the Institution’s ongoing development by interviewing and assessing candidates applying for chartership. Reviewers are responsible for evaluating prospective candidates impartially against ICE’s criteria and for creating a challenging yet supportive interview atmosphere in which they can showcase the very best of their abilities.
I’m pleased to have begun working more closely with ICE in recent months, encouraging and celebrating emerging talent whilst upholding my own professional standards too. Being trusted to work with ICE as a Reviewer is personally rewarding – signalling that one of my industry’s most respected organisations recognises the value that I can add by offering my years of experience to its cause. In return, I’m sure the role will allow this old dog to learn some new tricks off fellow reviewers and, I hope, some great candidates.
Even within Jubb itself, we have some outstanding talent that I would like to see reach their next career milestone. If my new knowledge of the review process, and the insight it gives, helps them on their own journey towards achieving chartership that can only be an added benefit.