JUDGES LAST week shortlisted 12 engineers for ICE's Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Award 2002 which carries a £5,000 cash first prize.
In the next stage of the Laing O'Rourke sponsored competition, judges will slim the 12 down to four finalists. These will be announced in October The final four will be invited to make presentations to a judging panel on 19 November.
This judging team will be chaired by Adrian Long, ICE President 2002/03, and includes O'Rourke chairman Ray O'Rourke; Highways Agency chief executive Tim Matthews, Arup chairman Bob Emmerson plus former ICE vice president David Cawthra.
The shortlisted engineers are: Colin Brady, project manager, Carillion Capital Projects; Peter Curran, associate, Gifford & Partners; Kieran Dunkin, alliance manager, Railtrack; David Lowther, project manager, Birse Civils; Jeffrey Martin, project director, Hyder Consulting; Andrew McNaughton, operations director, Balfour Beatty Major Projects; Michael Notman, unit manager, Amey Highways; Tushar Prabhu, director, Frischmann Prabhu (India); Tom Rowe, waterway manager, British Waterways; VSN Syambabu, associate and UAE project manager, Mott MacDonald; Richard Walker, regional director, John Mowlem; and Paul Williams, divisional director, Geoffrey Osborne.
Last week the Royal Academy of Engineering announced that the outright winner would also receive a grant of £2,000 for education and training.