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Press releases 2021

Engineering regulator publishes new industry-wide risk guidance

Published: 27/10/2021

Risk is an inherent part of all engineering activities, so it is essential that all engineers and technicians are able to identify, assess, understand and appropriately manage risk. It is also crucial to be able to communicate about risk, both to other professionals and the public. To support this, the Engineering Council, the regulatory body for the engineering profession in the UK, has issued updated Guidance on Risk. …

Registrants named as Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalists

Registrants named as Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalists

Published: 13/10/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrants Nipuni Karunaratne CEng MRAeS and Eftychia Koursari IEng MICE, and the other four finalists on being recognised in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. These annual awards recognise the contributions of exceptional female engineers working in the UK, as well as highlighting role models who can help address the UK science and engineering skills gap by promoting engineering career …

Engineering Council becomes a supporter of the Building a Safer Future Charter

Engineering Council becomes a supporter of the Building a Safer Future Charter

Published: 28/09/2021

As the regulator for the engineering profession in the UK, the Engineering Council is pleased to announce it has become a Corporate Supporter of the Building a Safer Future Charter. This aligns with our existing work on building safety, including the development of new contextualised competence requirements that complement our internationally-recognised standards. …

Engineering profession sets out six clear areas for investment ahead of the government’s spending review

Engineering profession sets out six clear areas for investment ahead of the government’s spending review

Published: 24/09/2021

Exactly one month before the government is due to deliver the Budget, including its spending review for the next three years, 42 engineering organisations representing more than 450,000 UK engineers have outlined six urgent actions vital to ensuring we have the right skills and investments in place to both grow and decarbonise the economy. …

Registrants among first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative

Registrants among first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative

Published: 24/09/2021

The trustees and staff of the Engineering Council would like to congratulate David Short MSc CEng IntPE(UK) FRAeS FIET, Technology Director for BAE Systems and a Trustee of the Engineering Council, on his election to Fellowship. The Engineering Council is pleased to see that almost two thirds of new Fellows are registrants and would like to congratulate them on this significant achievement …

Engineering regulator enhances industry-wide security guidance

Engineering regulator enhances industry-wide security guidance

Published: 23/09/2021

Security is a central consideration in all engineering practice. As the profession’s regulator, the Engineering Council has refreshed its security guidance resources, to reflect both current and future needs. To enhance the existing Guidance on Security, which is available to all those working in (or studying) engineering, further resources have now been added to support application of this Guidance. …

Registrant wins the RAEng Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize

Registrant wins the RAEng Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize

Published: 21/09/2021

Professor Mary Ryan FREng CEng FIMMM has been announced as the 2021 winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize for excellence in materials engineering. …

Engineering Council appoints Vice-Chair 

Engineering Council appoints Vice-Chair 

Published: 25/08/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate Prof John Chudley CEng FIMarEST on his appointment to the position of Vice-Chair of the Engineering Council’s Board of Trustees. John has served on the Engineering Council’s Board of Trustees since 2017 and chairs the Registration Standards Committee. His new role as Vice-Chair will include supporting the implementation of the Engineering Council’s 2025 Strategy. …

Registrant wins the Rooke Award

Registrant wins the Rooke Award

Published: 26/07/2021

The Rooke Award for public promotion of engineering has been presented to technologist, entrepreneur and Google engineer Dr Larissa Suzuki BSc MPhil PhD CEng FRSA MIET AFHEA. Dr Suzuki is Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Practice Lead at Google Cloud and is working with Google internet evangelist Dr Vint Cerf to develop the Interplanetary Internet. In addition, she works on initiatives with University College London (UCL) and Google Cloud on sustainability and smart cities. …

Covid-19 update - working arrangements

Covid-19 update - working arrangements

Published: 19/07/2021

In line with the general caution and gradual return to the workplace recommended by the Government, Engineering Council staff continue to undertake the majority of their work remotely where it is not essential to attend the office. …

Registrants recognised among ​2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes (WE50)

Registrants recognised among ​2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes (WE50)

Published: 24/06/2021

Women in Engineering (WES) has published its list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2021, on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). The Engineering Council is pleased to congratulate the registrants among these "engineering heroes" on their achievement. …