Following an open application process, ACE Emerging Professionals have announced a new lead to grow the newly established network in Northern Ireland.
The role will lead activity in building membership in Northern Ireland and contribute to discussions within the national committee of the network for the next generation of industry leaders working in the built environment.
Formed to help the emerging generation of consultants and engineers working in the natural and built environments, ACE Emerging Professionals provides networking and career development opportunities across the UK.
Emerging Professionals' members come from a broad range of consultancy and engineering disciplines, including: civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, sustainability and environmental consultants, project managers, and cost consultants. They, of course, include representatives from ACE member companies.
Tom McDonald of Mott MacDonald will now lead activities in Northern Ireland. Emerging Professionals currently living or working in Northern Ireland, and interested in getting involved, can get in touch today.
Welcoming the new appointment, Wojciech Szewczak, chair of the ACE Emerging Professionals, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tom to our community as Regional Lead. This appointment gives new opportunities to expand our network in Northern Ireland.
Emerging professionals are vital for the industry, not just in terms of skills and resource, but in providing the holistic approach necessary if we are to meet some of society’s biggest challenges.”
Speaking on his plans for the future of the Northern Ireland Emerging Professional Committee, Tom McDonald said:
“I’m delighted to be leading the creation of the new and exciting emerging professionals' network in Northern Ireland. I joined the consultancy and engineering sector after studying for a degree in International Business, with a background in Product Strategy and Risk Analysis.
I currently support the delivery of low carbon workstreams including Net Zero and Circular Economy after previously working in Facilities Management consulting and Healthcare Technical Advisory project management.
I look forward to tackling a variety of issues through the committee such as sustainability, the future of the workplace, as well as collaborating with the ACE’s Northern Ireland Committee.”
Find out more about ACE Emerging Professionals.