Jose Hermosilla, an Industrial Placement at Jackson was awarded the ICE East of England Best Technician Student award.
The Best Technician Student Award celebrates exceptional young civil engineers in the East of England, who are currently working towards an accredited HND/HNC or Foundation Degree in civil engineering.
The award is given by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for engineering talent, a high standard of coursework and strong exam performance.
Jose said, “Receiving this award was unexpected, I did not know that I had been nominated until I received the letter saying that I had won.
This award made me feel very satisfied and proud, because it’s a reward of hard work and long nights!”
Course leaders from Anglia Ruskin University nominated Jose after finishing his year with an overall mark of 72%.
Claire Chattenton, Training & Development Manager said, “We are really pleased that Jose has been recognised in this way by the ICE. He has been working for us as an industrial placement since the summer of 2017 and has always show a positive and engaging approach to everything that he does. I am really proud of his achievement, well done Jose!”
Jackson recently completed an £2.5m resurfacing project for Cambridgeshire City Council at several locations across the county.
The project involved resurfacing and new road markings on the A505 Whittlesford, A505 M11/Duxford Interchange, A505 Duxford, A505 Flint Cross, A1303/4 Stetchworth Roundabout and A10 Hauxton/Harston.
The works were carried with full night closures to minimise disruption to traffic.
Joshua Rutherford, Project Engineer for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "Over time the roads have deteriorated. We have worked hard with our contractor Jackson to reduce the impact the project by working off-peak and not during the day.”
Stephen Christian, Jackson’s Senior Contracts Manager, said: “This was a very slick operation with planing and surfacing taking place every night to ensure the project was finished on schedule.”
For more information on the project, watch the video