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Press releases 2022

Rooke Award goes to EqualEngineers’ Founder

Published: 24/06/2022

The winner of the Rooke Award has been announced as Chartered Engineer Dr Mark McBride-Wright CEng MIChemE, founder of EqualEngineers. The Rooke Award is one of the most prestigious awards the Royal Academy of Engineering offers. It celebrates the public promotion of engineering. Dr McBride-Wright has tirelessly promoted diversity and inclusion in engineering, as well as rapid cultural change in engineering and technology. Through EqualEngineers, he has reached thousands of people via events, pu …

Registrants recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Registrants recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Published: 13/06/2022

The UK Honours system recognises the extraordinary achievements and service of individuals. The recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List includes a number of registrants. The engineers included on this list work in many different fields and specialisms, but have all achieved distinguished contributions to the UK. By becoming professionally registered, all Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) and Engineering Technicians (EngTech) have demonstrated their competence and commitment …

Regulation of engineering unaffected by the Professional Qualifications Act

Regulation of engineering unaffected by the Professional Qualifications Act

Published: 27/05/2022

The Engineering Council has consulted with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the scope and implementation of the Professional Qualifications Act, which received royal assent on 28 April 2022. BEIS has confirmed that the Act does not currently cover professions that are voluntarily self-regulated by Royal Charter or other legislative means. …

Engineering Council welcomes Building Safety Act and sets standard for competence

Engineering Council welcomes Building Safety Act and sets standard for competence

Published: 28/04/2022

The Engineering Council welcomes the passage into law of the Building Safety Act, which is a significant and positive step on the journey towards safer buildings. The Engineering Council has developed a standard for the competence of engineering professionals working on high-risk buildings, based upon the existing, internationally-recognised …

Over 2,000 engineers and technicians professionally registered in first quarter of 2022

Over 2,000 engineers and technicians professionally registered in first quarter of 2022

Published: 07/04/2022

In the first quarter of 2022, 2,040 engineers and technicians became professionally registered with the Engineering Council. Professional registration is an internationally recognised mark of quality, as it is a standard set by the engineering profession. Congratulations to each and every one of the new registrants so far this year!  …

UK engineering community urged to “Think ethics before action” in new pan-profession report

UK engineering community urged to “Think ethics before action” in new pan-profession report

Published: 21/02/2022

Royal Academy of Engineering and Engineering Council call for a step change in ethical decision-making similar to that achieved in health and safety. Recommendations aim to develop a world class culture of ethical behaviour in engineering. …

Standards Matter – regulating engineering competence and commitment for building safety

Standards Matter – regulating engineering competence and commitment for building safety

Published: 04/02/2022

Dame Judith Hackitt has stressed the need for competency, accountability and responsibility to be at the heart of the new building safety system, in order to rebuild the public’s trust in providing safe homes for people to live in. …

Thomas Wallis wins 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Thomas Wallis wins 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Published: 24/01/2022

Lt Cdr Thomas Wallis MEng IEng MIET RN has won the 2021 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award for his work with the Royal Navy. The annual award goes to an outstanding individual who has achieved professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) in the past year. Each professional engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council can nominate one candidate for the honour …

‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession’ – launch of new report

‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession’ – launch of new report

Published: 24/01/2022

An online launch event to mark publication of this report will be held at 6pm on 21 February, free to attend and open to all those working in engineering …

Registrants recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List

Registrants recognised in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List

Published: 14/01/2022

The UK Honours system recognises the extraordinary achievements and service of individuals. The recent New Year’s Honours List includes a number of registrants. The engineers included on this list work in many different fields and specialisms, but have all achieved distinguished contributions to the UK. The Chair, trustees and staff of the Engineering Council would like to congratulate all …

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Published: 10/01/2022

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the 2021 winner of the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award for the best new female Chartered Engineer (CEng), Eleanor Earl CEng MICE, Civil Engineer at Arup. …