ICE is asking Fellows of the Institution to help maintain professional standards by applying to become a member of the Professional Conduct Panel (PCP).
The PCP is one of several member-led panels and its role is to investigate any formal allegations of professional misconduct made against a member. Where the panel finds a member has a case to answer, the matter may be referred to the Disciplinary Board for action.
The PCP meets quarterly to discuss complaints made about ICE Members. It also reviews claims between meetings through sub-committees known as ‘quorums’. This means that panel members are expected to review about fifteen cases per year so that the full panel can have an informed discussion at the quarterly meetings. In doing this work, panellists play a vital role in ensuring that the ICE’s rules of professional conduct, and its standards, are upheld.
What makes a suitable candidate?
Candidates must have a passion for ensuring that the highest professional standards are upheld to give society the confidence that civil engineers can be trusted to build and safeguard the infrastructure they rely on every day.
Panellists must be Fellows of the Institution and candidates should possess a keen eye for detail and a broad knowledge of the profession. The Panel warmly welcomes applications from all who are interested in the role, and encourages applications from women and those of BAME backgrounds. The Panel considers a diverse range of cases and so it is important to have a range of expertise to call on. As an example, we are currently considering cases which would benefit from input on those with expertise on the Party Wall Act.
Panel members normally serve for three years, but this can be extended. Therefore, we are seeking three new members a year and currently there are two vacancies. The role is unpaid however panel members’ expenses are reimbursed.
The successful candidates will be chosen by November, with a view to attending December’s PCP as observers and then further meetings as full panel members.
Applying for the role
If you would like to apply to join the panel, please send your CV and a covering letter by 25 October 2019 to: Adanna Akintola-Davies, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA, or by email to [email protected].