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Adam Holmes

Published: 06/08/2019
Route: Higher National Certificate (HND)

Name: Adam Holmes CEng MICE MCInstCES FCIArb
Age: 36
Education and qualifications: HND Civil Engineering
Which Institution(s) are you a member of? Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Current job title: Principal Planning Engineer
Company: BAM Nuttall
Length in current job: 19 Years
Approximately how many staff are employed by your company?  More than 1,000
Where are you based: Norfolk 

Please describe your current role
As Principal Planning Engineer I work on tender and operational planning on a number of projects. Working closely with tender teams I ensure that competitive tenders are submitted. In an operational role, I am responsible for working with the site teams to ensure lean construction planning and recovery of costs. 

What spurred you to progress towards registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)?
I became an Engineering Technician shortly after gaining my Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil Engineering. I decided to move on to professional registration as an IEng for my career progression and self-pride. 

Describe your experience of how you became an IEng
I was the first person within BAM Nuttall to gain IEng status through an employer-led further learning programme. The programme is accredited by a group of institutions known as the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) and I was required to demonstrate learning of 17 outcomes set by the JBM. This was achieved through separate reports that were reviewed by a variety of approved assessors throughout the company. Upon completion of the outcomes, I sat a three hour peer review before I was approved as an IEng. 

What advice would you give someone considering professional registration as an IEng?
I would advise them to make a firm commitment to the process. The hardest part is making a start. 

How has becoming an IEng benefitted your career?
My commitment to achieving IEng has not gone unnoticed with my employer and they recognise the personal effort and achievement involved.