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ICE President Q&A: ICE leading change through assurance and excellence, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 10 June 2021
  • 11:00 - 12:00
ICE President Q&A: ICE leading change through assurance and excellence, online

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ICE members are invited to take part in a discussion on the proposal to introduce a new Chartered Infrastructure Engineer qualification.

The issue of broadening the Institution’s membership has been discussed for many years. In 2019, ICE Council recommended that the Institution consider introducing a professional engineering qualification for suitably qualified individuals who work in infrastructure but who cannot – or do not wish – to become chartered civil engineers. The Chartered Infrastructure Engineer qualification has now been created. This descriptor has been provisionally endorsed by the Engineering Council, BEIS and the Privy Council. In order to make such changes to the Institution’s Royal Charter and By-laws the proposal must be endorsed by members in a ballot. The proposal was formally agreed by Trustee Board and is endorsed by council and trustees members.

Following conversations with members, a decision to postpone the ballot until 2022 was made. This was to allow further opportunity to understand the proposal and its implications.

This session is an opportunity for members to discuss the proposal to introduce a Chartered Infrastructure Engineer qualification, and ensure they have all the facts to make a fully informed decision. ICE President, Rachel Skinner, will host the online session where she will outline the ICE’s proposal and the benefits seen by both Council and Trustee Board. She will then take questions from attendees.

Members are encouraged to submit their questions in advance. Please send your questions to [email protected] by midday Tuesday 8 June.

Read more about the proposal, agreed by Trustee Board in 2020.

Read Vice President Ed McCann’s thoughts about the benefits of this title for the Institution.

Read more about the decision to postpone the ballot question until 2022.


10.45 Registration
11.00 Chair’s introduction
11.10 Online Q&A session
11.55 Closing remarks
12.00 Event ends


Rachel Skinner BSc MSc(Eng) FREng CEng FICE CTPP FCIHT

Rachel Skinner

President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Executive Director WSP
Patron, Women in Transport

Executive Director (Transport) at WSP. She is a Patron of Women in Transport (a not-for-profit) having been one of its founding board members since 2005.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner. Rachel chairs the Carbon stream of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) and was recently invited to join the external expert panel established to support the UK Department for Transport’s Acceleration Unit that is focused on a faster, better and greener recovery beyond COVID-19. She served two years as an Infrastructure Commissioner for Scotland from late 2018.

In 2016, Rachel was listed as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural UK Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering; in 2017 she was named the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards, and in 2019 she was confirmed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Engineering.

Rachel has authored, scripted and hosted publications and films on topics including “Shaping Zero” about net zero carbon for infrastructure, “Making Better Places” on place-making and future mobility, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration. She is regularly invited to give keynote conference presentations and to chair international and national industry events. Rachel is involved with strategic projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.

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Barbara Etzi

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