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. . . or manager of the year?

Be quick you could still win the Civil Engineering Manager of the Year award.

There is still just time to submit entries for the ICE's Civil Engineering Manager of the Year 2003 competition which carries a first prize of £5,000 cash and medal, with awards of £1,000 going to the three runners up, thanks to principal sponsor Laing 0'Rourke.

Entries will be accepted by email before the extended closing date of next Monday 21 July. Full details and entry forms are available online at www. ice. org. uk/cemya.

CEMYA 2003 is open to 'professionally qualified civil engineers who have achieved excellence in management irrespective of the size or type of activity, field of practice, project or employing organisation. Entrants must be able to demonstrate the tangible outcome from their management performance during the year preceding the closing date for entry.'

The eight previous winners of this prestigious award represented a wide cross section of ages and jobs within civil engineering. Their shared characteristic was an outstanding approach to managing their own teams and everyone else involved in achieving the task in which they were involved.

The Award is not limited to engineers in charge of design or construction of projects. The winner could be someone in charge of an engineering related activity such as a public inquiry submission or the merger and restructuring of engineering companies. The emphasis is on management.

Demonstration is required of a 'tangible outcome' of the entrant's management performance but that outcome does not have to be a physical object such as a bridge, building or environmental remediation scheme.

A shortlist will be selected from the applications by the ICE's CEMYA panel and these entrants will be invited to submit a more detailed application along with affidavits from their personal referees. In October four finalists will be chosen and called to make a presentation to the judges on 19 November. The judging team will be chaired by the ICE president for 2003/04, Douglas Oakervee.

The ICE competition is also sponsored by Movement for Innovation, the Chartered Management Institute and New Civil Engineer.

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