The competency framework is a self-assessment tool based on the attributes related to professional civil engineering practice.
The competency framework was launched on the 11th November 2011. A recording of the launch presentation can be viewed here.
The tool details the competencies ICE believe members should acquire and develop as well-rounded practitioners.
1. Why has the ICE Competency Framework been developed?
To allow you to take responsibility for your own:
- Competency review
- Training needs identification
- Future career development
2. How can it benefit you?
The Framework works to:
- Improve your self-awareness
- Assess your level of generic and engineering specific competencies
- relevant to your professional practice
- Provide a deeper understanding of the competencies underpinning your effective performance
3. What is the purpose of the ICE Competency Framework?
It offers you a structured approach to competency evaluation and for the identification of other development resources to help your life-long learning
4. Who is it for?
The ICE Competency Framework is available to all members at post professional review level and allows you to select areas for development relevant to your situation.
5. When should it be used?
The ICE Competency Framework should be undertaken prior to your career development planning and can be used to compliment any existing organisational development programmes you may have.
6. The ICE Competency Framework is not:
- To be confused with performance assessment
- To be used for recruitment or to solely influence your advancement/status
- A standard- The Framework is a tool for ‘professional’ development incorporated into your lifelong learning
- For the purpose of assessing your underpinning knowledge or technical understanding
7. How to use the outputs:
- Review the areas identified for your development
- Consider the quick tips as they are immediate recommendations for action
- Use the development interventions as appropriate (further reading, courses, shadowing, mentoring, experiential learning)
- Discuss the outputs with others to verify the results and select your appropriate development routes
- Develop a CPD action plan for yourself
Allow 20-30 minutes per competency area