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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • Thursday May 23, 2024

Notice is hereby given that the 51st Annual General Meeting of the members of the Institute of Highway Engineers Limited will be held as a hybrid meeting via Teams and in person at the Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU at 3:15pm on Friday 21st June 2024.


  1. To confirm and sign the minutes of the 50th Annual General Meeting held on 30 June 2023.
  2. To receive a verbal report of Council for the year 2023/4.
  3. To approve the Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet for the year ended 31 December 2023 with the Auditor’s Report thereon.
  4. To appoint Magma Chartered Accountants as auditors until the conclusion of the next General Meeting, at which the accounts of the Institute are presented.
  5. To authorise the Council to fix the remuneration of the Auditors.
  6. A ballot has recently been carried out amongst members for eight vacancies due to existing members completing their terms of office. Thirteen members were nominated and the results of the ballot will be formally announced at the AGM.
  7. To note the officers for Council for the period of July 2024 – June 2025;
    President – Katharine Kelly,
    Senior Vice President – Darren Capes,
    Junior Vice President – Rebecca Bollen,
    Immediate Past President – Martin Polland
  8. To note that the annual rate of subscription payable by members of the Institute as from 1 January 2025 will be as set following the application of the RPI rate as reported by the Government in September 2024.
  9. To transact any other general business.

This meeting will be by invitation only and all members of the Institute who wish to participate should register (Log in required) –

Please register by Monday 17 June 2024.

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