About Us


The Civil Engineering Exam (TCEE) was founded by two passionate Civil Engineers, Jonathan Han and Tim Lai, who first met each other through the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008.

Both are former ICE QUEST Scholars and each graduated with First Class Honours Degrees in Masters of Civil Engineering at their respective universities.

Jonathan Han MEng (Hons) CEng MICE,
Co-Founder TCEE

Jonathan is a Co-Founder of The Civil Engineering Exam.  A Chartered Civil Engineer, he currently works in Digital Engineering (BIM) with expertise in planning, commercial, design and project management – all with a hint of technological innovation.

He has been heavily involved with the ICE since 2007 and developed the highly successful voluntary LinkedIn Written Exercise Group around the UK and Online along with Peter Hallsworth since 2010.  Jonathan currently resides on the ICE Manchester and ICE QUEST Committees.  He is also an ICE Supervising Civil Engineer, Mentor and Reviewer.





EUR ING Tim Lai MEng (Hons) CEng MIMechE,
Co-Founder TCEE, Co-Founder TSE

Tim is a Co-Founder of The Structural Exam and The Civil Engineering Exam websites.  Tim provides business strategy and web support for both sites amongst other entrepreneurial initiatives.

Tim is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and is also a Reviewer.

He had previously worked as an Offshore Structures Engineer for Shell in The Netherlands, specialising in steel space frames.

Tim was a former ICE QUEST Scholar and an Engineering Leadership Award winner (Cohort 13, 2008-2011) from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

TCEE Consultants

Mike Rogers and Peter Hallsworth have provided a Reviewer’s perspective to TCEE's Website, services and the TCEE ICE Professional Review Exam Guidance Pack, ensuring that all of the provided content is correct, relevant and up-to-date.


EUR ING Mike Rogers CEng FICE CGeol FGS CEnv

Mike is currently registered as an ICE Reviewer and Mentor and conducts Mock ICE Reviews and other bespoke consulting cases for The Civil Engineering Exam globally.

He was formerly the Professional Development Manager at the Institution of Civil Engineers and has spent the last 20 years developing the careers of hundreds of civil engineers.

He has conducted over 250 ICE Professional Reviews of all grades, from Engineering Technician all the way up to Fellowship.




EUR ING Peter Hallsworth BEng DipTE CEng FICE FCInstCES MIHT MAManE

Peter became a Chartered Engineer in 1975 and undertook his first Professional Review in 1982.  Since then he has undertaken over 500 reviews varying from Technician through to Fellowship grades.

Peter has been running a Written Exercise Group in Manchester for ten years and expanded this online with Jonathan Han.  Peter is an ICE Council Member and serves on several ICE Panels including the Professional Reviews Panel and Fellowship Panel.  He is one of the first CEng Reviewers for the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Transport Planning Society and recently helped the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors establish their processes.



Specialist Support

Ralph Pelly MEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE, Co-Founder TSE

Ralph is the Co-Founder of “The Structural Exam“, where he leads the technical and IStructE content behind our sister site.  He is an expert in Eurocode designs in timber and masonry.  He has also designed many other projects in concrete and steel.

He is able to provide advice and guidance to any Civil & Structural Engineers requiring technical solutions.

He is the Founder and Director of Giraffe Engineering, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Bath for the “Timber and Masonry Engineering” module, and also an examiner for student critique sessions.


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