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Civil engineering manager of the year 2001

TWELVE ENGINEERS have been shortlisted for the first round of the ICE's Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Award 2001.

The quality of entries made the choice of competitors a tough challenge for judges. Many excellent submissions had to be left out due to the overwhelming response to the competition by highly talented engineering managers.

The panel is chaired, as in previous years, by David Cawthra and includes Mark Whitby, ICE President 2001/02; BAA's Norman Haste; WS Atkins' chairman Mike Jeffries and contracting boss Ray O'Rourke.

The next stage of the competition in October will see the shortlist reduced to four. The decision will be based on additional information to supplement initial entries. Four finalists will present to the judges on 21 November.

The award carries a £1,000 prize and medal for the winner, plus £250 prizes for the three runners up. It is sponsored by the Institute of Management, Laing and NCE.

The 12 shortlisted engineers are, alphabetically: Terry Bane: Thames Water Utilities. AA Beattie: Binnie Black & Veatch, Tony Boobier: Royal & Sun Alliance Kevin Brady: John Mowlem Tony Collins: MJ Gleeson Group Mark Cutler: Carillion, project director Rugby Alliance WCRM Abdul Farooq: High-Point Rendel Charles Hoskins: Mott MacDonald. Dr Mike Hunter: Parkman Alan Myers: Rail Link Engineering, contract 350/410 Steve Tindall: Yorkshire Water Services Details of these entries will follow in August.

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