Chartered Infrastructure Engineer is a new ICE title that recognises competence and professional commitment across different branches of engineering involved in infrastructure.
The title is legally protected and underpinned by UK Engineering Council standards.
The eligibility and qualifying process adheres to the same UKSPEC standards as those for the Chartered Civil Engineer protected title and leads to registration as a chartered engineer with the Engineering Council.
The Chartered Infrastructure Engineer title is for engineers from other branches of engineering who work alongside civil engineers in delivering infrastructure projects.
The title allows ICE to recognise engineering professionalism and competence across infrastructure while retaining the specific meaning of the term 'civil engineer'.
By attaining chartered status, infrastructure engineers will boost their career prospects. ICE professional qualifications validate your abilities and provide a competitive advantage. They are internationally recognised as a demonstration of excellence and a commitment to life-long learning and the highest standards.
Employers will be assured that their staff are highly skilled and competent. The ICE Chartered Engineer (CEng) attributes confirm that members can effectively support, manage and lead projects, solve engineering challenges, apply sound engineering theory, deploy the most appropriate engineering methods and technologies, enhance welfare, health and safety, and deliver against sustainable objectives.
The standards individuals must meet to become professionally qualified as a Chartered Infrastructure Engineer are set out in the ICE Attributes. In addition, they must demonstrate they have a sound underpinning knowledge and understanding, for example via an accredited engineering master's degree.
The professional review consists of a review of a candidate’s documentary evidence of competence and professional commitment, a written test known as the Communication Task, and an interview with two (or in some cases three) professionally qualified peers.
The assessment is made against seven ICE attributes covering the understanding and practical application of engineering, management and leadership, commercial ability, health safety and welfare, sustainable development, communication and interpersonal skills, and professional commitment.
The candidate is matched with reviewers who are familiar with their area of infrastructure (e.g. transport, water, energy, etc.), engineering discipline (digital, mechanical, electrical, etc.) and employment type (consultant, contractor, client, academic).
This is the same assessment standard and methodology as followed for civil engineers – but applied to engineers from other disciplines involved in infrastructure delivery. At least one reviewer will be a civil engineer to ensure standards are applied consistently across civil and infrastructure engineer reviews.
We will be holding Chartered Infrastructure Engineer reviews from November 2023 onwards.
If you are interested, please contact our Membership team below.
No. If a candidate practises as a civil engineer, they should apply to become a Chartered Civil Engineer.
An engineer who passes an ICE chartered professional review and registers with Engineering Council can add the letters ‘CEng’ (Chartered Engineer) and ‘MICE’ (professionally qualified member of ICE) after their name. In addition, they can use the relevant protected tile with their postnominals:
- CEng MICE Chartered Civil Engineer
- CEng MICE Chartered Infrastructure Engineer
Yes, if they are professionally qualified with another professional body.
AMICE is a knowledge grade aimed at professionals who are involved in civil engineering and wish to network with those 95,000 members operating in the sector. It is not a professional qualification.
If they are not qualified yet, they can join ICE as a student or graduate member and work towards becoming professionally qualified as a Chartered Infrastructure Engineer.
In order to address the findings of Professor John Uff QC whose report into UK Engineering 2016 identified significant numbers of academically qualified engineers operating outside the Professional Engineering Institution structure. He recommended that they be invited to join a professional home which in turn would assure society that those calling themselves engineers were current, credible and competent.
The new title allows ICE to welcome all engineers involved in the delivery of infrastructure into full membership, while staying true to ICE’s heritage and retaining the meaning of what it is to be a civil engineer.
It is also a recognition of the emergence of disruptive trends and technologies and the demand for a more inclusive and sustainable world.
ICE and our members will benefit from shared expertise and experience and can assure society that those working on infrastructure projects meet the highest standards of professional excellence.
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