Chartership Success for Senior Civic Engineer
Congratulations to our Senior Engineer, Riccardo D’Amato who recently achieved his Chartership.
Riccardo, who joined our Manchester studio from Australia in November 2016 decided to go for his Chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers in February 2016, after first starting the process with Engineers Australia in early 2016. He decided to take the career appraisal route, which retrospectively looks upon an applicants’ career so far, and assesses that they have the required experience and skills needed to achieve the industry recognised qualification.
The intensive process involved regular peer review groups and culminated in a professional review which required him to write a number of detailed reports, demonstrating he experience against the ICE’s 9 attributes. It also included an interview and sitting an exam. His project choice for all these elements was his work on Furness Quay in Salford.
Riccardo commented, “I’m really proud to have achieved my Chartership and membership with the Institution of Civil Engineers as it was a goal I had when I arrived in the UK. It is an industry-recognised qualification that will allow me to further develop my career and be promoted to Senior Engineer. There’s no doubt that it is a tough process and it was the non-engineering skills such as report writing that I found most challenging. It’s safe to say my writing skills have definitely improved. Since achieving it I have already been promoted to Senior Engineer. Professional development in engineering doesn’t stop there though, there is a constant requirement for CPD to ensure our skills are up to date and we can fulfil all the obligations and responsibilities that come with being a Chartered Structural Engineer. This includes acting as a mentor to fellow colleagues as they also go through the chartership process.”
Caroline Todd, HR Consultant for Civic Engineers said, “We are extremely proud of Riccardo’s achievement, he has worked very hard since joining us to achieve Chartership, demonstrating an excellent work ethic and commitment to his role and this goal. We fully encourage and support all our engineers to work towards Chartership and our learning and development processes are in place to fully support this journey. The success of one engineer is a great achievement for others to emulate.”