Led and organised by CIHT West Midlands & East Midlands, this lunchtime webinar will discuss the road to professional qualifications through CIHT. The webinar will cover preparing your portfolio, what to expect in the interview and insight from a professional reviewer. This webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session.
This event will offer the opportunity to hear from three speakers:
1) Laura Menendez Gonzalez, who is currently going through the CEng review, will provide an overview of the process and her presentation will cover from CPD to the actual review day, including all the steps in the process such as gathering the portfolio, submission and the mock review.
Her presentation will address some of the differences between going through the professional qualification process pre and post Covid, with a highlight on the actual review in a digital format.
2) Damian Meehan, who is a Professional Reviewer, will cover topics such as what you can expect, using mentors, how to demonstrate competence with confidence, steering clear of pitfalls, how reviewers assess the evidence and make their recommendations, as well as dealing with remote reviews.
3) Sue Stevens, Director of Education and Membership at CIHT, will offer advice and guidance on getting chartered, as well as highlighting what resources are available to individuals to support them.
Anyone thinking of obtaining professional qualifications through CIHT, as well as early career professionals and those with an interest in learning more about the Professional Review from the perspective of the Reviewer.
Sue Stevens, Director of Education and Membership at CIHT
Sue Stevens is Director of Education and Membership at CIHT. Sue has over 30 years’ experience working in higher and vocational education and professional membership organisations. At CIHT, as well as having responsibility for all aspects of membership and professional development, she works with government departments and public and private sector employers to identify and address skills shortages, promote careers opportunities available in the Highways and Transportation industry and raise awareness of the need to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Laura Menendez Gonzalez, Senior Engineer at WSP
Laura is a Senior Engineer for WSP; she has previously worked for Tarmac in a number of roles. She is currently the Chair of the Young Professionals committee in West Midlands and she is one of the members of the steering committee for the Future Transport Visions Group.
She started preparing for her professional review in 2019 and has had to adapt to moving into a fully digital world in order to progress it.
Damian Meehan, Technical Director – Commercial Property Sector Lead (Planning & Advisory) at WSP UK Ltd
Based in Leeds, Damian is WSP’s Commercial Sector Lead and manages the operations of its northern, Midlands, Wales and south west Development Planning teams. With 24 years’ experience in transportation and highways spanning local government, consultancy, contracting, training and academia and expert witness, he has worked in many sectors most notably logistics, aviation and residential. His international experience includes the planning and design of a new industrial city in Saudi Arabia and several large, complex traffic signal intersections across Europe.
A civil engineer by training, Damian is a Fellow of CIHT, the Chartered Management Institute and Institute of Leadership and Management and a panel member of ICE’s Joint Board of Moderators. He is the immediate past chairman of CIHT’s Engineering Professional Standards Panel (EPSP) and former member of the Membership and Skills Strategy Board and ICE’s ‘Transport’ Proceedings Editorial Advisory Panel.
He has been a Professional Reviewer for 12 years reviewing CEng, IEng and EngTech candidates and mentoring several colleagues in this period. Damian also reviews apprentices for their End Point Assessment and as Chair of the EPSP, lead the adoption of CIHT’s remote reviews reviewing candidates based in Hong Kong, Australia and Bahrain and testing the infrastructure to support this new method of assessment.
Further information about CIHT's resources for Professional Development can be found here: https://www.ciht.org.uk/professional-development/get-qualified/
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