CULS Member, Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann, is the first woman engineer of ethnic origin, appointed to the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber (Transport Jurisdiction) and First-Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber (Transport Jurisdiction) by the Lord Chancellor.
Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann has been selected as one of the Winners of Top 50 Women in Engineering Award 2018. Phebe is an outstanding engineer, an innovative teacher and a potent role model for women in STEM. She completed her Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University and the Bar Professional Training Course at City University London to qualify as a Construction and Engineering lawyer.
In recognition of Phebe’s contribution to furthering the diversity agenda within engineering, she was awarded Woman of Outstanding Achievement Tomorrow’s Leader Award 2011. Her photographic portrait of the Award is at Bradford College David Hockney Building, a perpetual encouragement and exhibition of diversity in STEM. Phebe is a member of General Regulatory Chamber Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel supporting the Judicial Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
Phebe is the first and only woman to hold seven professional qualifications concurrently in the UK: Chartered Civil Engineer CEng MICE, Chartered Surveyor FRICS, Chartered Construction Manager MCIOB, European Engineer Eur Ing, Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing CIHM, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators FCIArb, Fellow of the Royal Society of Art FRSA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA, the first female chair of the Chartered Institute of Building in Leicester, Champion for Equality Diversity and Inclusion EDI Charter. Phebe inspires others to provide leadership and innovation in diversity. Her PhD in collaborative design from Open University attracted an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Phebe is Senior Vice Chair of Institution of Civil Engineers London (ICE); she chairs ICE Knowledge Lectures at One Great George Street, to stimulate communication and discussion of built environment professionals and general public on current civil engineering issues and international connection. She hosted the Open House London’s Engineering Heritage ICE Boat Tour to showcase the vital role of engineers in building, maintaining and transforming the capital’s infrastructure and built environment.
Phebe is a STEM Ambassador, Talent2030 Hero, Queen’s Young Leader’s mentor supporting women from commonwealth countries; she works tirelessly to encourage girls to pursue engineering careers. Phebe promotes engineering diversity agenda goes as far as East Malaysia, she is frequently invited to speak at events to encourage young people to consider engineering as their career.
At a WISE Woman of Outstanding Achievement event, Phebe said that she is passionate in acting as advocate for women in work and STEM to break through the barriers to achievement. Phebe supports STEM students, who struggled in adverse circumstances: a single mother who passed a crucial final year, a severely dyslexic student who passed his Computing degree, an inmate who received first class honours in his engineering degree… At her Talent2030 Hero interview, Phebe expressed that she is passionate in designing fun engineering activities to develop girls’ confidence and abilities, e.g. building a swing bridge to cross a stream at camp…
Phebe was awarded a Practice Based Professional Learning (PBPL) Teaching and Learning Excellence Award from The Open University, EUNIS Dørup e-Learning Award for enhancing learning in the Structures Laboratory, University of Reading, and Serious EdGame©,University of East London.
Phebe graduated from Cambridge University in Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment. She has a Master degree in Bridge Engineering from Surrey University and completed a Master in Construction Management from Loughborough.
Phebe worked for Westminster City Council, then Cambridgeshire County Council, then Atkins. Phebe’s impact on policy and government includes engineering projects, e.g. Little Venice Canal Wall at Westminster – A1M Alconbury to Peterborough, a Design Build Finance and Operate Contract, Kimbolton Butts Bridge, A11 Stump Cross to Four Went Way, and many others.