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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 believe we have an outstanding team dedicated to prioritising our members’ interests. If you’re seeking a rewarding and engaging career in a fantastic environment, consider starting your journey with us!

  • 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.

Resources

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

The IHE offers membership types for highways professionals at every stage of their career.

The following membership types are available:

Fellow

Requirements for this route

IEng or CEng registration OR
15 years engineering experience (5 in a senior position)

Member

Requirement for this route

Engineering degree AND 2 years engineering experience OR 10 years experience (three in a responsible position) OR EngTech registration.

Associate

Requirements for this route

Relevant engineering qualifications AND/OR up to five years engineering experience.

Affiliate

Requirements for this route

Highway Professionals working in the
industry.

Apprentice

Requirements for this route

In employment with a formal apprenticeship contract

Student

Requirements for this route

Students currently in relevant full/part time education.

There are also experience-only routes to membership. You’re welcome to join at the relevant IHE grade provided you have the required experience and/or qualifications.

IHE members can upgrade to another membership level with the necessary qualifications or experience.

We aim to deal with membership applications within six weeks but in some cases, we may need to refer your application to our Membership and Qualifications Committee which meets every two months.

 

If you would like to upgrade your membership please email membership@theihe.org informing us of which grade you would like to apply for and attach an up to date CV so that we can assess that you meet the criteria.

 

Need Help?

If you need help regarding your membership application please email membership@theihe.org or alternatively ring the office on 020 3874 3066 where a member of our membership team can answer your queries.

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.