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.