VGC non-executive director Bob Webb has been accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) grade of Fellow is the most senior grade of ICE membership. It is reserved for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession, and are engaged in a position of responsibility in the promotion, planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of important engineering work.
Bob Webb has over 35 years of experience in the rail and construction industries. While working for Balfour Beatty he held senior management positions including project director on many high profile infrastructure projects, such as Euston area remodelling, Heathrow Terminal 5 railway works and Network Rail’s Southern Region power upgrade. He has also worked on major construction projects in Africa, South America, Australia and the West Indies.
He joined VGC Group as non-executive director in 2011, with responsibility for strategic planning, business development, risk management, marketing, and developing engineers and technicians. His work on VGC’s graduate training scheme led to the scheme’s recent approval by the ICE.
ICE Regional Director for London Suzanne Moroney said: “I am delighted that Bob has been appointed a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, our highest form of membership. To become a Fellow our members need to demonstrate that they have made a significant contribution to the profession and have taken a senior leadership role within the industry. With over 35 years’ experience, Bob meets both of these criteria and his work in setting up the VGC’s graduate training programme has shown his commitment to the future of civil engineering. Congratulations again.”
Bob Webb said: “The Institution does a great deal to promote excellence in the civil engineering profession and I am delighted to have been accepted as a Fellow. Membership of the ICE is well respected throughout the world and I look forward to contributing to the industry and profession for many more years.”
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a qualifying body aiming to promote and progress the civil engineering profession. It is one of the pre-eminent engineering institutions in the world. Established as a learned society in 1818, it has 80,000 members and provides a voice for civil engineering, continuing professional development and promoting best practice throughout the industry.