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About Us

Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

  • Learn about the IHE. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience.

  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

IHE Membership

Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers. We offer membership types for highways professionals at every stage of their career.

Professional Registration

Becoming a professionally registered engineer demonstrates your high standard of competence and commitment. By choosing to register, you set yourself apart as an engineer with high standards and also demonstrate your commitment to maintain that competence in the future.

Academy Training

The IHE Highway Engineering Academy offers industry-led training in highway engineering. Through one of our specialist training courses leading to an industry-recognised Professional Certificate or Diploma, the HEA delivers the qualifications, skills and knowledge demanded by the highways industry which are in short supply today.

Work with us

Professional Development Partnerships are open to Highways Sector businesses, Local Government Authorities, Academic Institutions, Professional Engineering Institutes and other Highways interest based organisations.


We administer the registers for Highway Inspectors and Road Safety Auditors as well as manage our active forums contributed to by highways professionals.

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IHE Council sets the policy agenda and strategy for the Institute and takes an active role in determining its direction.

The management of the Institute is conducted by the Executive Board and is comprised of the Presidential Team, Portfolio Group Leads, 2 Scrutineers from Council and the senior management team from HQ.

IHE‘s head office is based in Devonshire Street, London and oversees the Institute’s activities with a small and experienced staff team on-hand to assist members.

IHE Council

(Board of Directors)

Executive Board


Portfolio Groups

Recruitment & Marketing

Membership & Qualifications

Professional Development

Key Responsibilities

Monitor and manage membership

Website, Social Media & Communications

Liaison with Branch Network

Represent IHE at Recruitment Events

Develop Relationships with Universities

Membership standards & procedures

Professional Reviews

Academic Standards

Academic Course Accreditation

Technical Policy

Conferences & Courses



Our Council is headed up by a Presidential team:

  • President
  • Two Vice Presidents and
  • a Past President who are all elected officers.

Also sitting on Council are:

  • 10 directly elected Ordinary members
  • 3 Regional members
  • up to 4 Nominated members and
  • two Graduate or Student members.

Council’s elected members take part in three Portfolio Groups:

  • Membership and Qualifications
  • Professional Development and
  • Recruitment and Marketing.

Council meets three times per year and members are allocated to Portfolio Groups which meet on a more regular basis online.

The Presidential Team is elected in March, takes office at the June AGM and normally serves for two years.

Council members can serve a maximum terms of four years, but must then stand down for at least a year. All IHE members are welcome to get involved and nominate candidates for council vacancies. Nominations are usually sought in March with a ballot held in April if there are more nominees than vacancies available.

To view our current Council members click here.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

IHE’s AGM takes place in June/July each year. The AGM is an opportunity for the Institute to make changes to the Memorandum and Articles which set out the Institute’s governance and address motions which are raised at the February Council meeting.

An EGM can take place at any time of the year where significant motions require attention. All IHE members are welcome to take an active part and corporate members can vote at general meetings.

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.