Specialist professional registers

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Join a specialist register to show your expertise in a particular area of civil engineering. Learn more about our registers and how they can benefit your career.

Being a member of a specialist register marks you out as an expert in your field.

To join a register, you'll need to pass a rigorous assessment by other specialists. This will test that you have the knowledge and skills required in that particular area.

What areas does ICE have specialist registers in?

Our registers cover various fields, representing both UK and international members. Use the tabs below to find out more.

Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE)

If you’re a civil or structural engineer involved in the conservation of historical structures and sites, you might be able to join the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE).

Becoming registered means you can call yourself a conservation-accredited engineer. It sets you apart as an expert in this area and helps you submit stronger bids for work. It also helps clients choose civil and structural engineers who have proven skills and are right for their job.

The CARE scheme uses the International Council on Monuments and Sites' (ICOMOS) Guidelines for Education and Training in the Conservation of Monuments, Ensembles and Sites as the basis for assessment of candidate's experience.

The accreditation is recognised by Historic England, Historic Scotland, Cadw , Department for Communities - Historic Environment Division (DfC-HED) and works in partnership with professional bodies including:

CARE is run by ICE and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Find out who is on the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers and which organisations they work for by downloading a copy of the latest register.

Download the CARE Register

Benefits

Joining the register shows that you:

  • Have proven conservation experience and skills, which have been independently assessed by two leading professional engineering institutions
  • Promote sympathetic conservation
  • Have up-to-date expertise and knowledge, and use the most effective practices
  • Are committed to continual learning and improvement, particularly in the area of conservation engineering. (An example of this this is that members of CARE have produced the Conservation Compendium, which aims to improve the way engineers handles historic fabric)

Can I join the register?

To apply you must be a chartered or incorporated member of ICE or IStructE, or a chartered member of Engineers Ireland.

How to apply

To join the register, you need to show us you have the right level of skills, knowledge and experience. You can find the required attributes in our Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE) guidance document, which includes more details about joining.

To apply you must send us:

Fees

To join the register you'll need to pay:

  • £240/£280 – application fee (£240 for ICE and IStructE members or £282 for Engineers Ireland members)
  • £50/£60 – an annual subscription (£50 for ICE and IStructE members or £60 for Engineers Ireland members)

You can pay through the fees page of our website.

Got a question?

If you've got a question or aren't sure about how to start an application, then our specialist registers team are here to help.

e: registers@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2192

ICE dispute resolution registers

ICE has a range of specialist dispute resolution registers whose expertise is used in areas such as dispute arbitration or adjudication.

What are the ICE dispute resolution registers?

ICE offers a comprehensive range of dispute resolution services to organisations working in the construction and engineering industries. These services include adjudication, arbitration, conciliation/mediation, dispute boards and expert witnesses. It covers all forms of contract including NEC3 and the Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (formally ICE Conditions of Contract) and is an adjudicator nominating body in matters involving the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

To provide these services, we rely on experts who work in various sectors and industries. They include:

  • Civil, mechanical and structural engineers
  • Lawyers
  • Architects

These experts make up registers of:

  • Adjudicators
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Dispute board members

We also maintain a separate register of expert witnesses who can give specialist, independent advice or opinion to a court or other tribunal.

You can find out more about the fields our experts work in (and search for an expert) by visiting our Dispute Resolution Service.

What are the benefits?

Once your name is added to a dispute resolution register, your CV appears on your record and will be searchable by anyone using our dispute resolution service. It also means we'll be able to nominate you to resolve a dispute.

How can I join a register?

To join a register, you'll need to go through a rigorous qualification process, which includes examinations and an interview. This is to prove you have the high level of knowledge and experience that's needed. Once on the register you'll have an annual CPD review. You'll also be re-interviewed every five years to make sure you're maintaining those standards.

If you're interested in joining one of the registers, please read the documents below. You can find full details of the examinations that you pass to join the registers in our further qualifications section.

Adjudicators

Arbitrators

Got a question?

If you've got a question or aren't sure about how to start an application, then our specialist registers team are here to help.

e: disputeresolution@ice.org.uk

European Engineer Register

Chartered Engineers (CEng) can apply for additional registration as a European Engineer. This entitles you to use the letters EUR ING before your name – for example, EUR ING J Smith CEng MICE.

The EUR ING title shows your ability as a professional engineer, and recognises your education, training and experience. However, because EUR ING is not a regulated title, it does not give you any legal rights to register in other European countries.

Your registration is assessed by the the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI)

The Engineering Council is the UK member of FEANI and they manage the registration process for Chartered Engineers, but applications from CEng MICE to be submitted via ICE.

How do I apply?

If you are CEng MICE, please download the guidance and application form from the Engineering Council website and email your completed documents to erp@ice.org.uk.

We will check and process your application before sending it to the Engineering Council for assessment. EUR ING applications are assessed three to four times a year, usually in February, May, September and December.

You can submit your application at any time, but closing dates for the next meeting are usually 6 weeks in advance.

Please apply by 16 November for the December 2017 assessment.

Dates for 2018 will be published shortly.

The assessment decision will be sent to you directly by the Engineering Council.

Fees and renewal

The application fee is £175 which should be paid online to ICE.

You must renew your EUR ING registration every five years, and renewals currently cost £45. You will be sent an invoice by the Engineering Council towards the end of the five year period to remind you to renew your registration.

Got a question?

If you've got a question or aren't sure about how to start an application, then our specialist lists team are here to help.

e: erp@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2344

UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP)

If you're chartered with ICE, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) or the Geological Society London (GSL), you could apply to join the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP).

The register helps clients choose professionals who have the right level of knowledge, skills and experience in ground engineering. Joining the register could benefit your career prospects by showing you have specialist ground engineering competences as defined by the Site Investigation Steering Group (SISG) and other codes and standards.

There are three grades of registration:

  1. Ground engineering professional
  2. Ground engineering specialist
  3. Ground engineering adviser

Learn more about the attributes you need for each grade

Find out who is on the RoGEP register and which organisations they work for by downloading the latest copy of the register.

Download the RoGEP register

Benefits

Joining the register:

  • Shows you have specialist ground engineering competence
  • Increases your professional status
  • Means you’ve been assessed by leading, independent organisations
  • Provides career benefits and progression opportunities
  • Could lead to more professional qualifications
  • Shows you're committed to continual learning and improvement

Find out more about the benefits of RoGEP for individuals, clients and consultants

Can I join the register?

To apply for any of the grades, you must be a chartered member of GSL, IoM3 or ICE.

How to apply

Please send us:

To apply to become a non-registered sponsor individuals must complete and submit the non-registered sponsor’s approval form. The form, together with a brief two-page CV outlining employment responsibilities in ground engineering (with dates), should be forwarded to registers@ice.org.uk.

Fees

To join the register, you need to pay:

  • £75 – application fee (including subscription up to 31 December in the year you registered)
  • £12 – annual subscription

If you’re applying for the professional grade within 12 months of becoming chartered, you'll pay a reduced application fee of £30.

You can pay through the fees page of our website.

More information

Find out more about applying and the standards you need to join RoGEP

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact our Professionalism and Registers Executive on +44 (0)20 7665 2192 or email registers@ice.org.uk.

UK RoGEP is supported by:

Highways England

“I'm very pleased to support the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals. It will be a valuable tool in helping clients engage the services of competent geotechnical engineers and so manage the geotechnical risks on their projects.”

Andrew Jukes
Geotechnics Team Leader
Network Rail

“The RoGEP scheme not only identifies competent ground engineers, it also aims to raise the standards across the ground engineering fraternity.”

Derek Butcher
Route Asset Manager
London Underground and Transport for London

“This register (RoGEP) will provide us with a means to identify individuals who are qualified and have demonstrated competency in ground engineering. As a major client body which uses ground engineering services, we're only too pleased to support the aims and development of the Register.”

Brian McGinnity
Professional Head Civil Engineering
The Welsh Government

“The register is essential in promoting best practice, raising standards and supporting government construction objectives.

Jason Hibbert
Head of Structures
United Utilities

"The UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals provides UU Engineering, our partners and suppliers an assured means to engage professional geotechnical engineers. Our AMP programme and existing assets rely on high standards of ground engineering services and we believe the introduction of the register helps in the delivery of our core values and customer promises.”

David Jones
UU Geotechnical Engineering Manager

Got a question?

If you've got a question or aren't sure about how to start an application, then our specialist registers team are here to help.

e: registers@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2192

Health and Safety Register

The ICE Health and Safety Register is a published list of professionally qualified engineers who have knowledge and skills in this area.

Being on the register sets you apart as an engineering health and safety professional and helps show that you meet the requirements of CDM 2015 (Construction [Design and Management] Regulations) and CDM (NI) 2016. It will help you progress in your career and gives clients more confidence in you and your organisation.

To join the register, you need to show the required levels of health and safety knowledge and experience at all stages of the construction process, whether you’re a designer, a contractor or you work directly for clients.

Find out who is on our Health and Safety Register and which organisations they work for by downloading a copy of the latest register.

Download the Health and Safety Register

Benefits

Joining the Health and Safety Register can:

  • Raise your own and your employer’s profile
  • Help your career prospects
  • Strengthen your organisation’s bids
  • Increase client confidence in you and your employer
  • Minimise the risk of legal action on projects
  • Lead to lower insurance premiums
  • Help you to show you have met the requirements of the CDM 2015 and CDM (NI) 2016 coordinator attributes

The register shows which professionals:

  • Can apply the highest standards of health and safety
  • Have been assessed by engineering health and safety experts
  • Are committed to increasing their skills and expanding their knowledge
  • Meet the requirements of the CDM 2015 and CDM (NI) 2016 regulations

"I thoroughly recommend the ICE Health and Safety Register as a way for engineers and built environment professionals to demonstrate their capabilities in Health and Safety Management.

"Construction professionals know the importance of effectively applying risk management principles in the design and delivery of projects. Health and Safety knowledge is one of the many areas of risk management that we all need in the workplace. Therefore, joining the Health and Safety Register is a practical and relevant way to demonstrate this.

Margaret Sackey, CEng MICE, Chair of ICE’s Health and Safety Expert Panel

See ICE's presentation on how membership of the register shows your competence of CDM Regulations

Can I join the register?

There are two levels of registration. You can apply at:

  1. Level 1 – if you're newly qualified as a professional engineer or other construction professional. To apply for level 1, you must be a technician member (EngTech), or above, of a professional engineering institution that is licensed by the Engineering Council. If you are professionally qualified at technician level you are not eligible to proceed beyond level 1 registration.
  2. Advanced level – if you have a lead role in civil engineering design, and experience of construction processes that particularly relate to health and safety. To apply for Advanced level you must be an incorporated (IEng) or chartered (CEng) member of a professional engineering institution that is licensed by the Engineering Council.

You can check if you’re able to register before applying by sending us an expression of interest form.

How to apply

To apply you need to send us:

ICE Training offers a suite of training programmes that focus specifically on the CDM Regulations. Attending one of these training programmes will count towards your CPD and support your application for the Register.

Visit the ICE Training website for more information and bookings

Fees

The application fees (including subscription up to December 31 on the year you register) are:

  • £40 – Level 1
  • £189 – Advanced level

Annual subscription:

  • £40 – Level 1
  • £60.40 – Advanced level

You can pay through the fees page of our website.

Got a question?

If you've got a question or aren't sure about how to start an application, then our specialist registers team are here to help.

e: registers@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2192

ICE Register of Accredited NEC Professionals

This register includes a list of accredited NEC professionals.

Joining the register shows that you have demonstrated the advanced level technical and practical skills to be an NEC project leader.

Find out more about the NEC Professionals register

How can I join the Register?

To join you need to have completed one or more of the following programmes, achieving a grade of at least 70% in both assessment stages:

Upon successful completion, you will receive an email from the NEC Training team with details on how to register.

Alternatively, you can visit the NEC Professionals register to download an application form.

What are the benefits?

  • NEC Accreditation and inclusion on the ICE Register represent a benchmark for the specialist knowledge that NEC3 project leaders should have.
  • Joining the Register offers individuals the opportunity to become part of a community of NEC specialists
  • It contributes to continued professional development (CPD) with ICE, and enables individuals to upload CVs, share knowledge and explore further development opportunities

What’s an Accreditation programme?

NEC Accreditations are designed to give NEC practitioners the advanced technical and practical skills to confidently fulfill the requirements of an NEC3 project leadership role.

Using an interactive blended learning syllabus, these training programmes offer individuals the unique opportunity to receive recognition for an internationally acknowledged Accreditation standard that is sought after by employers.

How can I become accredited?

If you’re not already accredited, you can enrol in an NEC programme. Find out more on the NEC website.

International Professional Engineers Register

The International Engineering Alliance has two registers for professionally qualified engineers who meet required standards.

The International Engineering Alliance has established three agreements to register qualified engineers who demonstrate the relevant standards of professional competence:

  • International Professional Engineer Agreement
  • International Engineering Technologist Agreement
  • Agreement for International Engineering Technicians

The Engineering Council is the UK member of FEANI and they manage the registration process for Chartered Engineers, but applications from MICE have to be submitted via ICE.

International Professional Engineer Register (Int PE)

Chartered Engineers (CEng) who meet the IntPE criteria can apply to join this register.

IntPE registration entitles you to use the letters IntPE (UK) after your name – for example, J Smith CEng MICE IntPE (UK) – and may assist you to register with other members of the International Professional Engineers Agreement.

For guidance on applying for IntPE, please go to the Engineering Council webpage: International Register of Professional Engineers.

International Engineering Technologist Register (Int ET)

Incorporated Engineers (IEng) who meet the IntET criteria can apply to join this register.

Registration entitles you to use the letters IntET (UK) after your name – for example, J Smith IEng MICE IntET (UK) – – and may assist you to register with other members of the International Engineering Technologist Agreement.

For guidance on applying for IntET, please go to the Engineering Council webpage: International Register of Engineering Technologists.

The Agreement for International Engineering Technicians was signed in 2015.

Engineering Technicians (EngTech) who meet the criteria will be able to apply to join this register. This register is not yet in operation but more information will be published here when it is open for applications.

How do I submit an application?

If you are CEng MICE, IEng MICE or EngTech MICE, please email your documents to erp@ice.org.uk.

We will check and process your application before sending it to the Engineering Council for assessment. Applications are assessed three times a year in February, May and October.

You can submit your application at any time, but closing dates for the next meeting are usually 6 weeks in advance. The 2018 dates will be published shortly.

The assessment decision will be sent to you directly by the Engineering Council.

To add your new title to your ICE membership profile, please email your membership number and copy of the awarding certificate to subs@ice.org.uk.

Fees and renewal

The application fee is £105 which should be paid online

You must apply to renew your registration every five years, and renewals currently cost £60. A renewal request letter will be sent to you towards the end of the five year period by the Engineering Council.

Got a question?

If you've got a question or aren't sure about how to start an application, then our specialist lists team are here to help.

e: erp@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2344

All reservoir engineers and supervising engineers register

The ICE Reservoirs Committee (RC) is a statutory committee that advises the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on the operation of the Reservoirs Act 1975 (as amended).

This legislation, first introduced in 1930 as a public safety measure, permits the regulation of large raised reservoirs (those designed to hold or capable of holding more than 25,000m3 of water) in the UK.

Panels

Monitoring and inspection is carried out by panels of qualified civil engineers who make the technical decisions relating to the safety of reservoirs.

  • Applicants for membership of these panels are appointed by the Secretary of State (of Defra) “after consultation” as to whether they are “qualified and fit to be placed on that panel”.
  • Appointments are for 5 years and before their term expires engineers may apply for re-appointment for a further term.
  • A fee of £385 is payable for each application for appointment or re-appointment to a panel.

The reservoir engineers panel structure

There are four panels of qualified civil engineers:

  1. Supervising Engineers (SupE)
  2. All Reservoir Engineers (AR) *
  3. Non-Impounding Reservoirs (NIR)
  4. Service Reservoirs (SR)

* Members of the ‘All Reservoirs’ Panel (also called Inspecting Engineers) are qualified to undertake all aspects of the design, construction, inspection and supervision of all types of reservoir – this includes the NIR and SR categories.

Owners or operators of reservoirs under the Act (‘Undertakers’) must employ a supervising engineer to at all times supervise the reservoir and to inform the undertaker of anything in its behaviour that might affect safety.

How to apply for appointment to panels

Supervising Engineers Panel (SupE)

Applications for appointment are made via DEFRA and assessed for suitability by the ICE Reservoirs Committee.

N.B. Applications to panel(s) in Scotland: If you're applying to a panel in Scotland only, or at the same time as applying to a panel in England and Wales, you must complete an additional form.

Making your application

E-mail your application for appointment or re-appointment to reservoirfm@defra.gsi.gov.uk – and please make sure you cc: reservoirs@ice.org.uk.

Include the application to a panel in Scotland – this will be forwarded to the Scottish Government by the team at Defra.

Applications for reappointment should be submitted at least 8 months before expiry.

  • Applications submitted by 30 November 2017 will be assessed and interviewed, if applicable, during week commencing 15 January 2018.
  • Applications submitted by 30 March 2018 will be assessed and interviewed, if applicable, during week commencing 7 May 2018.
  • Applications submitted by 10 August 2018 will be assessed and interviewed, if applicable, during week commencing 17 September 2018.

Advice from Defra on the outcome of an application will follow in due course.

A fee of £385 is payable for each application for appointment or re-appointment to a panel.

Paying by card

If you wish to pay your application fee by credit/debit card, please call our service provider, Shared Services Connected Ltd, on 01633 631800 and quote "Reservoir Engineers".

 

Cheques are made payable to ‘Defra’ and should be sent to
Reservoir Safety Team
Defra, Area 3C Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London
SW1P 3JR

Information for engineers:

Guidance notes and application forms for re-appointment to the Supervising Engineers Panel are available here:

All Reservoirs Panel (AR)

As above, applications for appointment are made via DEFRA and assessed for suitability by the ICE Reservoirs Committee.

Information for engineers

The following guidance is available for new appointments to the AR Panel and for those seeking re-appointment:

ICE Reservoirs Committee

The composition of the Reservoirs Committee is determined by ICE, and comprises representatives of the government, reservoir owners, the enforcement authorities and members of the All Reservoirs panel. The Committee’s chairman is either the ICE President or his nominee.

Members of the All Reservoirs panel are appointed to the RC via nomination to a shortlist, which is then subject to a vote. Appointments to membership of the RC are for a 3 year period.

New applicants for appointment to Reservoir Engineer Panels are usually interviewed by a sub-committee, and the Act requires that those appointed to a panel are required to re-apply for membership of that panel every five years.

The ICE Reservoirs Committee is currently chaired by David Balmforth.

Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES)

If your work involves security engineering, you could join a group of leading professionals in this field.

The Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES) promotes excellence in security engineering and its specialisms by providing a benchmark of professional quality.

To join, you need to show you have the right skills and experience. This will set you apart from your peers and benefit your organisation.

The RSES is sponsored by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and run by ICE.

Find out which organisations have employees registered on the RSES by downloading the latest register.

Download the RSES register

Benefits

Being on the register shows clients that you have:

  • A specialist level of skill and knowledge
  • Proven security-related experience
  • Access to the most up-to-date knowledge resources and best practice
  • Made a commitment to increasing your skills and expanding your knowledge

Can I join the register?

Engineers, applied scientists, health professionals and specialists whose work is related to securing the built environment and infrastructure can join.

It’s an advantage if you’re professionally qualified with an Engineering Council-licensed institution, or have the relevant academic qualifications. If you're not, you may be able to use your workplace knowledge and experience instead, by applying through the RSES Technical Report Route.

How to apply

You need to be sponsored by someone who is currently on the register. For help finding a sponsor, please email registers@ice.org.uk.

Find out how you can sponsor RSES applicants by emailing registers@ice.org.uk

The first step to becoming professionally registered is to send an expression of interest form and a brief CV to registers@ice.org.uk. We'll then confirm the grade and route you can apply for.

You'll need to discuss the details of your application with your sponsor to make sure you have the right knowledge and experience.

If you are advised to apply through the technical report route, you should consult the RSES TRR Guidance Note, and an initial application including synopsis must be submitted.

We'll then ask you to send us the following documents:

Fees

  • £50 – expression of interest
  • £324 – full registration
  • £45 – annual subscription
  • £30 – annual subscription if you've sent an expression of interest form but aren't fully registered

You can pay through the fees page of our website.

More information

Find out more about the RSES assessment criteria and applying

Got a question?

If you've got a question or aren't sure about how to start an application, then our specialist registers team are here to help.

e: registers@ice.org.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7665 2192

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