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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.


  • The EDI Engine – a new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering

    The Royal Academy of Engineering’s new report, The EDI Engine, showcases how prioritising equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) drives success in business. Key Benefits: Attract and retain top talent Promote innovation Reach broader markets Mitigate risks Why EDI Matters:  Despite a skills shortage, female representation in engineering roles has dropped. EDI is crucial for growth and […]

  • Member of the Month – James Hornsby IEng FIHE

    Traffic Signal Engineer, AtkinsRéalis I started in the highways industry in 2013 after completing my A Levels. I joined Atkins as an apprentice in the highways team while studying a BTEC in civil engineering at college. In the first two years of my career, I was able to rotate around multiple teams to develop a […]

  • Flying visit for NI Branch

    On 2 May the Northern Ireland Branch of the IHE had the privilege of a visit by Horst Erdlen, the global head of marketing manager of J. Rettenmaier & Sohne (JRS) from Germany, to talk about the development and use of stone mastic asphalt (SMA) throughout the world. Mr Erdlen highlighted the merits of using […]

  • Two in one for Mercia and Scottish Branches

    The annual general meetings of two branches of the Institute took place on 9 May. The 26th AGM of the IHE Mercia Branch was conducted as a hybrid meeting and featured a CPD event for attendees. The elected officers at this event were: (Chair) Richard Harman, (Vice Chair) Eleanor King, (Secretary) Harriet Memery and (Treasurer) […]

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.