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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.

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

  • Wednesday June 19, 2024

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 innovation, says Aleida Rios FREng, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Action Steps:

  • Use data to measure your starting point
  • Engage and collaborate with experts
  • Link EDI with strategic goals
  • Adapt initiatives to your needs
  • Encourage an inclusive culture

Get Involved: 

Access tools and programs like Culture+, Inclusive Leadership Programme, and Graduate Engineering Engagement to boost your EDI efforts.

For more details, read the full news release on their website here.

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