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Press releases 2019

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. Mandy Lester was presented with the award on 30 October 2019 at the Caroline Haslett Lecture and WES Awards ceremony. …

Registrants win at IET Achievement Awards

Registrants win at IET Achievement Awards

Published: 29/10/2019

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate all finalists and winners, including registrants, of the IET Achievement Awards. The awards are run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to recognise achievement and excellence …

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. …

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) …

Industry sets out proposals to enhance competence and improve safety

Industry sets out proposals to enhance competence and improve safety

Published: 14/10/2019

The Engineering Council has committed to take forward a series of solutions to enhance engineering competence, introduce the role of Lead Engineer (LE) and improve public safety. …

Academy welcomes leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows

Academy welcomes leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows

Published: 30/09/2019

The Engineering Council is pleased to see that over three quarters of new Fellows are registrants and would like to congratulate them on this significant achievement. …

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. …

Tim Ward wins 2019 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Tim Ward wins 2019 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Published: 03/09/2019

Tim Ward IEng MIMechE has won the 2019 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award for his outstanding work on submarine engineering. …

Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

Published: 02/09/2019

The National Engineering Policy Centre has published a manifesto for a prosperous and secure economy and society, calling on government to work with them to invest in skills, innovation, digital and traditional infrastructure, and clean energy technologies. …

Delivery lead appointed to set up the new UK Cyber Security Council

Delivery lead appointed to set up the new UK Cyber Security Council

Published: 19/08/2019

Recognising the importance of Cyber Security to the UK economy and national resilience, the Government undertook consultations about the formulation of a UK Cyber Security Council. …

Registrants win Young Engineer of the Year

Registrants win Young Engineer of the Year

Published: 12/07/2019

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the registrants receiving prestigious awards and a £3,000 prize as winners of the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year competition …