Engineering professionals

Engineering professionals case studies

Eddie Cross FSOE FIRTE

The winner of the Bus and Coach category for 2016 is Eddie Cross for his extensive work within the PCV industry promoting best practice, safe working and efficient operation. Find out more about Eddie here.

Alistair Smith MSc CEng FSOE FIPlantE

Being one of a handful of Chartered Engineers has given me recognition and respect among the executives, my colleagues within the business and, most importantly, our clients.

Louise Wood EngTech MSOE MIPlantE

Louise Wood EngTech MSOE MIPlantE is forging her own engineering path in the family business.


Allan, who was the winner of the inaugural IRTE Fleet Engineer of the Year award, has been a transport engineer for 31 years and a member of the IRTE, and, by extension the SOE for 8 years. He recently shared with us what his award means to him and how mechanical and operations engineering is a great base for a career which can be as varied as your ambition and imagination can make it.

Kevin Dunning IEng MSOE MIPlantE MBES

Kevin Dunning is the 2015 winner of the BES Engineer Surveyor of the Year Award, which aims to highlight the important role that engineer surveyors have in promoting safety in the workplace.

Colin Davies case study


Colin Davies, a vehicle engineer with Essex-based Flavin Consulting Ltd, recently gained his irtec licence. He talks about what accreditation means to him.

Tom Green IEng MSOE MBES

Tom Green is an NDT supervisor and plant inspector for Cristal Pigment UK, global manufacturers of titanium dioxide products.


Member Daniel Cadd recently represented Iveco at the 2015 Skills Show UK, which showcased the skills of HGV technicians and apprentices for the first time last year.

David Bradshaw MSOE MIPlantE

Now retired, David Bradshaw MSOE MIPlantE spent his engineering career in heating and ventilation, eventually becoming an accredited carbon trust consultant. He lives in Bristol and is actively involved with the Avon & Somerset Energy & Environmental Management Group. Here he talks about some of the highlights of his long career, and how the industry has evolved.

Ruth Kyriacos

Ruth Kyriacos, EngTech, AMSOE, AMIRTE

"Being a member of SOE has given my qualifications recognition within industry, by way of Engineering Council registration. This makes me feel valued and gives me opportunities to develop professionally."

Nigel Rapley

Nigel Rapley, IEng, MSOE, MBES

"As a member of SOE, I achieved Incorporated Engineer registration with Engineering Council. In addition, the SOE journals keep me up to date with what’s happening in my industry. Similarly, I regularly attend BES presentations, which are very interesting."