WSP Highways director earns civil engineering recognition

Steve Byer

STEVE Byer, a group director for WSP Highways, has been named a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Scotland.

ICE Scotland has over 8,500 members, only 458 of whom are Fellows, a title awarded following an application process for civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to society.

Steve, who is from Dundee and has over 35 years’ experience working on civil engineering in both the public and private sectors, oversees the work of around 70 staff in WSP’s Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth offices. In recent years he has acted as project manager on the A9 Tomatin to Moy Dualling scheme, and has managed design commissions for local councils including Fife and Perth and Kinross.

He said, “I am extremely proud to have achieved ICE Fellowship, which gives an additional level of recognition of my professional status. I will continue to strive to make a positive contribution to the civil engineering profession, and help where I can to develop the careers of junior professionals.”

ICE Scotland chair David Cole added, “I would like to congratulate Steve on his magnificent achievement. This globally recognised qualification is the ultimate recognition for a civil engineer’s knowledge, ability, and experience. Civil Engineers shape the world around us. Steve’s achievement just shows the extent to which it can be a fulfilling and rewarding career.”