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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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Member of the Month
Andrew Bell MIHE

  • Tuesday December 8, 2020

Assistant Highways Engineer, Jacobs

What inspired you to become an engineer or pointed you towards an engineering career?

From a young age I enjoyed helping my dad with DIY projects. I was interested in the design of objects and how they progress from conception to the finished product. This interest and passion as the driving force to becoming a civil engineer.

What made you join the IHE?

I decided to join the IHE as their values and specialisms align with my field of work as a highways engineer; allowing me to progress towards professional accreditation. The IHE has given me the opportunity to network with other professionals in a social and professional setting. I have been a member of the IHE for over two years. During this time I have joined the IHE Scottish Branch committee and recently gained a place on the National Council.

Can you describe a typical working day?

My working day can vary from being in the office to building up my step count while out and about on project sites. In the office I undertake aspects of detailed design for highways schemes, attend daily project meetings and collaborate with colleagues to produce solutions, models and drawings. On occasion when I get the opportunity to venture out of the office setting, I can be involved with road safety audits, take part in site walkovers, liaise with specialist consultants and oversee the work of contractors.

What are your future ambitions?

I am currently working towards becoming an Incorporated Engineer and would hope to achieve this in the near future with the end goal of becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Do you participate in any other career-related activities, such as mentoring, volunteering or membership of other engineering groups?

I endeavour to promote and inspire the younger generation to engage in the industry through my role as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ambassador and as a mentor for university students and apprentices.

Outside work, is there any activity you enjoy doing in your spare time personally and/or professionally?

In my spare time I can usually be found exploring the outdoors either by foot, bike or kayak – my camera is always in hand to showcase the moment!

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