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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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From Engineer to Chartered Engineer – do you have what it takes?

  • Thursday May 18, 2023

Chartered Engineers demonstrate a commitment to professional standards setting you ahead of unregistered engineers and showing pride in your achievement.

Chartered Engineers:

  • Develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies through innovation, creativity and change.
  • Might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more efficient techniques, marketing and construction concepts.
  • Demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to society, to their profession, and to the environment.
  • Pioneer new engineering services and management methods.
  • Exercise effective interpersonal skills.
  • Are technical and commercial leaders.

Who can become a Chartered Engineer?

Anyone who meets the competence and responsibility standards can become a Chartered Engineer.

Network managers, traffic engineers, transport planners, highway designers and project managers are all examples of typical chartered level positions.

Many will have an accredited BEng (Hons) + MSc or accredited MEng degree. Others will have gained the necessary skills, knowledge and experience via a non-academic route through
practical experience in the highways industry.

How to apply
For 2023 the IHE has waived the fees for IHE members to gain their Professional Registration. If you are interested in learning more about CEng, you can click here or email if you have any questions.

There is no better time to apply than NOW.

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.