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With over 3,500 members, the IHE helps highway engineers with their professional development.

We provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. You can take advantage of our extensive highways experience and trained specialist advisors, mentors and reviewers by becoming a member.

Why join the IHE?

Membership

IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.

Professional Registration

Professional registration can increase your earnings potential, improve your career prospects and attain industry recognition for your years of experience, expertise and hard work.

Training & Qualifications

Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition

Training & Events

  • Winter Services Decision Making

    • Tue 03 Sep 2019

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE. The only accredited UK course for Winter Services Decision Makers and Managers. Winter Services is assuming greater professional and political significance in ensuring highway networks are available and safe for use at all times.

  • Mercia Branch Golf Day

    • Fri 06 Sep 2019

    The IHE Mercia branch would like to invite you to it's annual golf day on 6th September in Telford.

  • Protecting the Public Open Space

    • Tue 10 Sep 2019

    The IHE North Western Branch would like to invite you to this one day free CPD event on 10th September in Saint Helens.

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Certificate)

    • Tue 10 Sep 2019

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE. The only UK course specifically for temporary traffic management designers, engineers and practitioners working in the planning and design of temporary situations on highways. The IHE’s Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management Engineering, including design, enables those working within the highway industry to demonstrate their knowledge and competence in this field.

  • Asset Management

    • Tue 10 Sep 2019

    Asset Management enables an organisation to examine the need for, and performance of, assets and asset systems at different levels. Additionally, it enables the application of analytical approaches towards managing an asset over the different stages of its life cycle (which can start with the conception of the need for the asset, through to its disposal, and includes the managing of any potential post disposal liabilities).

  • The 24rd JCT Traffic Signal Symposium and Exhibition

    • Tue 17 Sep 2019

    The 2019 Symposium once again will be held at The Nottingham Conference Centre on Tuesday 17th September and Wednesday 18th September 2019.

  • Road Safety Engineering

    • Tue 24 Sep 2019

    The role of the Road Safety Engineer could be considered a complex role which covers a multitude of disciplines within the field of traffic and transportation. Despite the niche role a Road Safety Engineer holds, there has been a lack of any specific formal qualification which the practitioner can undertake to demonstrate their experience and knowledge.

  • Traffic Signing and Road Markings

    • Wed 02 Oct 2019

    This 4-day course provides both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the design and implementation of traffic signing and road marking schemes.  It contains an introduction to the subject, but takes the concepts through to experienced practitioner level.

  • Highways Awards 2019

    • Mon 07 Oct 2019

    This prestigious awards night celebrates the amazing people, teams, projects and innovations that have helped the industry grow the economy and helped community safety and sustainability. 

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Diploma)

    • Tue 08 Oct 2019

    OTHER DATES AVAILABLE. This course is a follow on from the Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management course.

  • Preparing for Professional Review

    • Wed 23 Oct 2019

    OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS AVAILABLE. Are you planning to apply for Engineering Council Professional Registration later this year? If so, then help is at hand with the IHE and our brand new autumn programme of regional Preparing for Professional Review workshops.

  • Engineering Technician/ICT Technician Workshops

    • Fri 25 Oct 2019

    Are you planning to submit your Engineering Technician/ICT Technician registration application later this year? Perhaps you have been struggling to find the time to assemble your submission or maybe you are simply unsure how to make that all important start. If so, then help is at hand with the IHE EngTech/ICT Technician workshops.

  • Traffic Signs 2019: Conference & Exhibition

    • Thu 07 Nov 2019

    The leading event for traffic signing professionals, now in it's 26th year.

  • Traffex Scotland

    • Wed 13 Nov 2019

    Traffex Scotland will now be held at The SEC in Glasgow on 13 & 14 November 2019 and will continue to be the country’s only event dedicated to help ‘future-proof’ the Scottish road network.

  • Highways Conference 2020

    • Thu 18 Jun 2020

    Details coming soon.

  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

    This course provides an insight into the fast-changing landscape of Intelligent Transport Systems for Highway Engineers working in all spheres but it will be of particular interest to those working in Highways Authorities, ITS Consultants and ITS Companies.

  • Highway Law: Principles and Practice

    This course provides an interactive general guide to highway law for Highway Engineers working in all spheres but it will be of particular interest to those in Maintenance, Design, Development Management and Public Rights of Way.

  • Traffic Signal Control

    This annual residential course is for managers, engineers and technicians involved in the management, design or implementation of traffic control systems. The course is organised by IHE in conjunction with major UK industry players, the course complements the JCT Consultancy training programme.

  • Highway Maintenance

    Highway maintenance has seen a sharp rise in public awareness over recent years and the effects of austerity, maintenance backlogs and extreme weather have all contributed to the rising profile of the highway maintenance sector.

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Find your local branch

IHE Branches are run by members for members.

They’re found in every region of the United Kingdom.  Our branches are led by an elected committee of IHE members who run regional activities such as site visits, CPD seminars, technical meetings and social events.

Access your local branch

IHE Branch Map 2.0

Scotland

The area the branch covers is the entire area of Scotland.

Contact information

scotland@theihe.org

Northern

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Yorkshire & Humber

The area the branch covers includes the entire area of Yorkshire and Humber. Major towns and cities include Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Whitby, Scarborough, Hull, Grimsby and Richmond.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

North Western

The North Western Branch has been re-established. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: northwest@theihe.org

East Midlands

The branch covers the area within the East Midlands. Major towns and cities include Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Buxton and Gainsborough.

Contact information

east_midlands@theihe.org

Mercia

The area the branch covers stretches from Stoke-on-Trent in the far north, to Stroud and Gloucester in the south. Major towns and cities include Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Telford, Stafford, Stoke, Gloucester and Worcester.

Contact information

mercia@theihe.org

North Wales

We are hoping to re-establish this branch.  Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

The area the branch covers includes Counties north of Carmarthenshire. Major towns and cities include Llandudno, Wrexham, Holyhead, Porthmadog, Newtown, Welshpool and Llangollen.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

South Wales

This branch has been re-established.  If you would like to volunteer to help out with branch activities please email us.

Email: South.Wales@theihe.org

Chilterns

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Eastern

The area the branch covers includes counties within East Anglia. Major towns and cities include Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Cambridge and King’s Lynn.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

South Eastern

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Southern

The area the branch covers includes the central southern area of England. Major towns and cities include Southampton, Worthing, Winchester, Woking, Guildford, Andover and Reading.

Contact information

southern@theihe.org

South Western

The area the branch covers includes the entire south west of England. Major towns and cities include Torquay, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Chippenham, Newquay and Penzance.

Contact information

south_western@theihe.org

Greater London

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Northern Ireland

The area the branch covers is the entire area of Northern Ireland.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

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  • 2 Northern
  • 3 Yorkshire & Humber
  • 4 North Western
  • 5 East Midlands
  • 6 Mercia
  • 7 North Wales
  • 8 South Wales
  • 9 Chilterns
  • 10 Eastern
  • 11 South Eastern
  • 12 Southern
  • 13 South Western
  • 14 Greater London
  • 15 Northern Ireland

Join the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers

IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.