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Engage - November 2019

Industry sets out proposals to enhance competence and improve safety

Published: 14/10/2019

The Engineering Council has committed to work with the professional engineering institutions (PEIs) it licenses and the broader cross-industry Competence Steering Group (CSG) to establish and take forward a series of solutions to enhance engineering competence, introduce the role of Lead Engineer (LE) and improve public safety. …

Registrant appointed House of Commons’ Serjeant at Arms

Registrant appointed House of Commons’ Serjeant at Arms

Published: 25/10/2019

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate Ugbana Oyet BEng (Hons) CEng CMgr FIET MCMI on his appointment as the new Serjeant at Arms. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Ugbana will be taking on a role that dates back to 1415 and has responsibility for keeping order within the Commons side of the parliamentary estate. …

Mandy Lester of Atkins wins WES’ Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Mandy Lester of Atkins wins WES’ Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Published: 30/10/2019

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate Mandy Lester MPhys CEng MIChemE on winning the Karen Burt Memorial Award. The annual award from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) recognises a woman who has recently achieved the status of Chartered Engineer (CEng) and demonstrates both excellence and potential in engineering, applied science and IT. …

Society of Environmental Engineers to close – registration options for members

Society of Environmental Engineers to close – registration options for members

Published: 26/09/2019

In May 2019, correspondence was sent to Licensed Members of the Engineering Council to confirm that the Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE) licence was due to expire on the 31 July 2019. …

Registrant becomes first Scottish President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Registrant becomes first Scottish President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Published: 15/10/2019

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate Professor Sir Jim McDonald CEng FIET FIOP FREng FRSE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, on his confirmation as the next President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) …

Standards Review: results of public consultation

Standards Review: results of public consultation

Published: 19/11/2019

During 2019, the Engineering Council undertook a second public consultation as part of its five-yearly Standards Review. The review is carried out to ensure that the Standards remain fit-for-purpose as engineering and the wider world changes. The responses have now been analysed and key areas for attention have been identified. A summary of responses is now available to view.  …

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers becomes Institution of Power Engineers

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers becomes Institution of Power Engineers

Published: 12/11/2019

The Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (IDGTE) has rebranded as the Institution of Power Engineers (IPowerE). This name change reflects the 106 year old institution’s evolving focus and commitment to the latest technologies in a changing landscape of power and power generation. …

Engineering Council announces new Professional Affiliates and new registration agreements

Engineering Council announces new Professional Affiliates and new registration agreements

Published: 21/11/2019

The Engineering Council is pleased to announce the Association of Polish Engineers in Great Britain (STP) and the International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) receiving approval to become Professional Affiliates. …

Unmanned voyage across the Atlantic announced

Unmanned voyage across the Atlantic announced

Published: 17/10/2019

In September 2020, 400 years after the Mayflower ship first carried the Pilgrim Fathers to America, a state-of-the-art unmanned ship will travel the same route running on renewable energy. …

Rooke Award for public engagement with engineering presented to astronaut Tim Peake

Rooke Award for public engagement with engineering presented to astronaut Tim Peake

Published: 17/10/2019

Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, yesterday received one of the Royal Academy of Engineering's (RAEng) top accolades …

Nominations open for the 2020 MacRobert Award

Nominations open for the 2020 MacRobert Award

Published: 18/11/2019

The MacRobert Award is now open for nominations. Currently in its 51st year, the MacRobert Award is the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation. The winning organisation will receive a gold medal, with a cash prize of £50,000 …