Edinburgh Napier University graduate Dr Mark Taylor (currently a Lecturer in Civil Engineering) hosted a 20th anniversary reunion for the Civil and Transportation Engineering department. Alumni were invited to attend a tour of the recently modernised laboratory facilities and meet first year undergraduate students.
During a drinks reception hosted in our fluids laboratory the hot topic of conversation was where we are now. With employment ranging from project management in the banking sector to operational management of central Scotland’s electricity provision – these graduate engineers are significantly contributing to UK economy. Tales of tunnelling in Australia and high value civil engineering projects winning Saltire Awards made for some interesting discussion with the first year undergraduates.
From left to right
Jason Vick, Civil Engineering Site Engineer, Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility (ex-Merchiston Campus postie!)
Alec Fulton, Operations Manager, SP Energy Networks.
Niall Barclay, Senior Structural Engineer, Ramboll.
Peter Main, Programme Manager, HSBC.
Gary Beasley, Project Manager
Shirley Walker, Associate Structural Engineer, Will Rudd Davidson
Alistair Neale, Internal Communications, HSBC.
Shirley McGuire, Head of Civil Engineering, SSE Transmission.
Bob Neil, Scottish Ambulance Service.
Jim Moffat, Managing Director, JMC Ltd.
Also present (refer to laboratory photograph):
Chris Brace, Senior Business Development Office, Sustrans.
Mark Taylor, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Edinburgh Napier University.