2017 AGM Notice

23rd Feb 2017


The SOE is looking for new members to fill vacancies on the sector PSCs. Are you interested in helping shape the future of Operations Engineering?

SOE Council Elections

23rd Feb 2017


Each year, elections are held for positions on SOE’s Trustee Board and its three Professional Sector Councils (PSCs). The Trustee Board and PSCs assist in shaping how the SOE is run, and have direct input into issues that affect fellow members and the engineering profession.

Bath trial prompts call for agreed safety standards

31st Jan 2017

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On 9 February 2015, a tipper truck lost control in Bath, killing four people. On 27 January 2017, Grittenham Haulage owner Matthew Gordon was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison, having been convicted of manslaughter in December. Technician Peter Wood, employed by Grittenham on a part-time basis and responsible for checking the brakes, was given a prison term of five years and three months.

Awards seek to recognise quality engineering staff

24th Jan 2017


The 2017 UK Coach Awards will again be highlighting excellence and good practice amongst engineers in the UK coaching industry.

SOE to launch influential Skills Challenge at Euro Bus exhibition

28th Oct 2016


SOE will launch the IRTE Skills Challenge 2017 competition at the Euro Bus exhibition in Birmingham next week.

Major bus operators battle it out in Skills Challenge

15th Jun 2016


The IRTE Skills Challenge 2016, which took place in early June, saw 10 major operators and 50 competitors face off in a bid to discover the best in the coach and bus world.

Ian Jackson

IPlantE at Plant & Asset Management

19th Apr 2016


At the recent Plant and Asset management conference at the NEC the IPlantE PSC member Ian Jackson presented on why registered engineers and technicians (in alphabetical order Chartered Engineers, Engineering Technicians and Incorporated Engineers) have a competitive advantage that benefits themselves, their employers and customers and society as a whole.

LEV engineer wins top IPlantE award

15th Oct 2015


Adrian Sims CEng MSOE MIPlantE, managing director of Bristol-based Vent-Tech Ltd, was recently named the first ever recipient of the SOE Plant Engineer of the Year Award.

Last call for engineer surveyors

15th Mar 2016


The deadline for nominations for the BES Engineer Surveyor of the Year awards is fast approaching – don’t miss out on the chance to recognise an impressive engineering professional you may know.

BES Engineer Surveyor Award 2016

1st Feb 2016


Nominations are now open for the BES Engineer Surveyor Award 2016.

CV Show 2016 sees significant growth

21st Jun 2016


Visitor numbers to the CV Show saw another significant increase for the 2016 event, with close to 21,000 attendees from across the road transport, fleet and logistics industries flocking to the NEC in Birmingham for the biggest show of its kind in the UK.

Meet IRTE at the CV Show 2016

15th Mar 2016


IRTE will be up front and centre at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show on the 26-28 April at the Birmingham NEC.