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Power, process and mobile plant specialists

IPlantE was one of the two constituent bodies which merged to form SOE (as the Institution of Plant Engineers). Plant Engineers are involved in maintenance and operation of a fixed and mobile machine assets . In practice you will find plant engineers working across most industries. 

The IPlantE Professional Sector Council (PSC) is dedicated to improving maintenance, operational and safety standards across a range of plant. They act as a representative voice in industry for our plant members, and is currently working on the following initiatives:

  • Working to develop industry wide technician accreditation with our industry partners
  • Representing SOE's interests on the board of Society for the Environment
  • Working with the RAF to widen and fast track Engineering Council registration
     
What makes a modern plant engineer?

The machinery worked on by plant engineers can greatly vary across sectors, we have members involved in the following, to name a few:

  • Power and utilities
  • Process and chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Building services
  • Mobile and machinery
  • Transport infrastructure 
  • Defence and military 

What is common, wherever they work, is a high level of technical knowledge, incredible problem solving skills and the ability to think ahead. Plant engineers are responsible for ensuring large, complex systems and machinery don't fail, that they are maintained to exacting safety standards and are kept at peak performance to the end of their operational life. Many of our plant members are registered to Incorporated or Chartered Engineer, and the majority of our Chartered Environmentalist members sit in this professional sector.

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Plant related events
Introducing Hydrogen in the transport sector: The UK and Ireland perspective
Join Jonathan Hogan from Hydrogen Mobility Ireland and Mark Welsh from Energia as they discuss the latest innovations in Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology and its impact on the transport sector
Backhouse Jones: Bridge Strikes
Join Jonathan Backhouse of Backhouse Jones as he discusses bridge strikes, why their happening, and the psychology behind them.
Lean Thinking in Engineering Operations
Thomas Baker, Academic Lead for Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire will present on lean thinking and how it can be applied to manufacturing contexts as well as to other engineering operations.

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