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Awards - Civil engineering manager of the year

Four finalists for ICE's Civil Engineering Manager of the Year 2004 Award will meet the judging panel at Great George Street on 17 November.

Each has already won £1,000, the winner will secure an extra £4,000 plus a medal.

On 14 October NCE briefly summarised the challenges most recently overcome by the 10 engineers vying for the CEMYA shortlist.

Here is what the successful four did earlier:Charly Clark FICE Now: senior contracts manager, Amec Group.

Pocket CV 1969: Upper Second Civil Engineering degree 1969: VSO site engineer, Malawi 1971: Wimpey site engineer 1972: M McDowell & Ptns design engineer 1974: Cubitts International, chief engineer/site agent, Nigeria 1977: Clugston Construction, site engineer/sub agent 1980: Murphy Brothers, site agent, Erin Opencast 1982: Wimpey International, project manager, Trans Africa Highway Kenya-Southern Sudan 1983: Costain Civil Engineering & Costain International, project manager, many projects in UK and Zimbabwe 1996: Tarmac Precast Concrete, projects director, responsible for major precast building frame contract and growing the business 1998: United Nations Habitat Agency, Country Head for Kurdistan in Northern Iraq in control of US$150M reconstruction budget - tenure cut short by political situation in Iraq 1999: Director Clark Strategic Services, engineering manager, Carillion/Laing JV for A55 Anglesey 2001: Amec Group, senior project manager running A650 Bingley Relief Road from pre-contract to completion in April 2004, three months early.

David Parr MICE Now: project manager, Farrans, Northern Ireland Pocket CV 1994: Graduated MEng Civil Engineering 1994: Farrans, head office, assistant engineer in estimating dept 1995: Section engineer, Douglas pumphouse & storage tank south 1996: Section engineer, nine NI Railways overbridges 1996: Site agent, Upgrading utility service at RAF Aldergrove 1997: Site agent, Hydraulic cylinder pits at King George Dock, Hull 1997: Sub agent, Belfast Cross Harbour Eastern Approaches Phase 2B 1998: Section engineer, Belfast Waste Water Works Phase 2 1998: Site agent, flood defence works at Port of Hull 1999: Ferguson & McIlveen, seconded as design engineer, flood gate and water treatment works structures 1999: Farrans civils department, estimates, quotes and design coordination for Derg, Newry, Banbridge and Mourne waste water and water treatment works 2002: project manager for civils and building works on £22M Mourne design and build Water Treatment Works, largest plant of its type built in Northern Ireland for 30 years. Finished several months early and 16% below budget.

Graham Stanley MICE Now: projects director, Taylor Woodrow Pocket CV 1975 Graduated in Civil Engineering 1975 Taylor Woodrow, site engineer, power stations, coastal defence and industrial buildings Design engineer, dockyard facilities and prestressed concrete offshore floating structures Chief engineer, £20M road contract including 20 span viaduct Construction manager, £45M floating prestressed concrete explosives handling jetty Coulport Project manager, £20M section of Docklands Light Railway Beckton Extension 1992: Project manager, construction management of £62M contract on Thames Water's Ashford Common treatment works 1995: Project manager in R-R and British Energy partnership installing structural restraints on reactor pressure vessels at Dungeness B Power Station 1996: Project manager, ozone treatment plant and transfer tunnel at Thames Water's Hampton Water Treatment Works 1998: Contracts manager in head office, major water treatment works 2000: Senior project manager leading JV bid teams 2000: Alliance manager, Reading Sewage Treatment Works - £80M project commissioned five months early.

Philip Wilbraham MICE Now: Heathrow Terminal 5 landside project leader, BAA Pocket CV 1983: Graduated BSc Engineering Science 1983: Husband & Co (later merged into Mott MacDonald), graduate engineer up to senior civil engineer on - North Circular Road (Hanger Lane to Harrow Road); Mannai Underpass, Doha, Qatar; Hinckley Point Access Roads; Hampden Park Relief Road; A34 Newbury Bypass 1993: DHV (UK), principal civil engineer responsible for design team on: Great Notley Garden Village, Braintree;Turner Rise, Colchester;Sizewell Second Access Road 1995: TPS Consult, director - civil engineering, responsible for 70 strong department: Madrid Airport;Kotoka Airport; BAA projects;Beaulieu Park, Chelmsford;

Kodak, Harrow;seconded to BAA as project leader for Terminal 5 Landside Works 2003: BAA, project leader responsible for delivery of £330M Landside Works for Heathrow Terminal 5.

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