Dundee man awarded prestigious civil engineering title

Steve Byer, Group Director for WSP Highways, has been appointed as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Scotland.

ICE Scotland, the country’s leading source of civil engineering policy expertise, has over 8,500 members who design, build and maintain vital transport, water, flood, energy and country waste. Only 458 of these members are Fellows, a title bestowed only after a rigorous application process for civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to society.

Mr. Byer has over 35 years of civil engineering experience in both the public and private sectors. He oversees the work of approximately seventy employees in WSP’s offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. In recent years he has acted as project manager on the A9 Tomatin to Moy Dualling project and managed design commissions for local councils including Fife, Perth and Kinross.

He said: “I am extremely proud to have been awarded the ICE scholarship which gives an added level of recognition to my professional status. I will continue to strive to make a positive contribution to the civil engineering profession and help where I can to develop the careers of young professionals.

ICE Scotland Chairman David Cole added: “I would like to congratulate Steve on a magnificent achievement. This globally recognized qualification is the ultimate recognition of a civil engineer‘s knowledge, ability and experience.

“Civil engineers shape the world around us. Steve’s achievement shows what a fulfilling and rewarding career it can be.