Alan Carroll (M) Director, Interrex I consider the engineering profession to be a worthwhile and essential career.
However, I am concerned that there is growing evidence of severe skills shortages, which will have a dramatic effect on the profession.
This is because engineering is not seen as either attractive or exciting. We must remedy this. If the Institution is out of touch with its members, it is because we, the members, allow it to be so.
I would try to encourage the organisation to be more relevant to the needs of its members, but also to encourage the membership to be more proactive in its dealings with the Institution Stephen Miller (M) Technical director, Aspen Burrow Crocker I have worked for local authorities and consultants in the London area for 20 years. My field is traffic and transportation engineering. This is one of many areas that we need to welcome into our inclusive Institution.
If elected, I will try to improve communication between local members, the local association, and ICE staff and Council. My vision is for a 'broad church' ICE, including all those who are competent (even those who have not had muddy boots at work). The challenge is to make them realise that ICE is relevant to them, and we all need to help here.
Roger Venables (M) Managing director, Crane Environmental The Institution and its members are subject to many different and often conflicting pressures. In much of my work, I seek to assist clients to respond to such pressures and improve their business and environmental performance.
The Institution's environmentand sustainability board, which I chair, is also working hard on these issues so the ICE can lead members to an environmentally less damaging and more sustainable future.
My aim as a Council member would be to use my professional and ICE experience to assist the Institution to improve its overall performance in serving its members, the wider profession and the public.