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On the spot


Name: Eddie McEwan

Job title: Project director for contractor Kvaerner

Education: Paisley Polytechnic 'a wonderful college'. Civil engineering degree

Jobs: 'From Nigeria to Sri Lanka and Dubai, they all have their special challenges but ...'

Best job ever: Possibly Pergau Dam in Malaysia. Despite the political controversy, a huge

engineering and geotechnical challenge, especially the underground powerhouse and the 550m pressure shaft. Won an Institution medal for the work.

Worst: Pergau for the politics but also Oshogbo-Ede water supply scheme in Nigeria with complex logistics for 900km of water pipes in 'bush and towns'.

Secrets in working life: Plays the bagpipes on site at barbecues. Haggis has been ordered.

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