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Race begins for Civil Engineering Manager of Year Award

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THE BEST only need apply. It's time to start putting names forward for this year's ICE Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Award.

If you think you have just managed an outstanding construction project or process, or you know someone that you believe has, now is the time to make it known to the world.

Winning this prestigious award could boost your career, and get you an ICE medal and £1,000 cash prize. Runners up will receive certificates and a £250 prize. And, as an added bonus, the achievements of all finalists will be featured in NCE.

The award, now in its seventh year, recognises excellence in project based civil engineering management. It also attempts to raise the profile of civil engineers to society at large.

Managers across the full scope of civil engineering are encouraged to enter. Work on a construction project is as valid as managing a design team or business.

The ICE award is backed by the Institute of Management, John Laing Construction and NCE.

Senior members of staff from civil engineering firms and their clients are encouraged to identify and persuade/instruct their best candidates to step forward.

Entry is simple. Contact the ICE for an entry form on (020) 7665 2216 or email a request to hartley_c@ice.org.uk. Alternatively, visit the ICE's website at www.ice.org.uk/. You will have to submit a brief synopsis - no more than 1,500 words - explaining the work you have been involved with, your specific management expertise and how this contributed to the project.

The entry must be backed by your employer and the project's client organisation to verify your role in the project. All projects must have been completed between 1 June 1999 and 31 May 2000. Forms, complete with drawings and photographs as appropriate, should be returned to the ICE by 30 June.

Shortlisted finalists will be invited to make a 20-minute presentation to the judges on 10 October, followed by a second evening presentation to an open audience at Great George Street. The winner, who will be chosen on the basis of their written submission and presentations, will be announced immediately afterwards at a special reception.

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