Fellow (FSOE)

Fellowship is the highest class of membership of the SOE, recognising exceptional commitment to operations engineering and the engineering profession.

Typically, Fellows are professional engineers working in a senior role with significant autonomy and responsibility and will be able to demonstrate the following ‘Qualities for Fellowship’.


  1. A position of senior responsibility and/or significant autonomy in your particular field.
  2. Demonstrable leadership qualities.
  3. Influencing policy and strategy making decisions in either a technical or business environment.
  4. A structured approach to CPD and a current CPD record.
  5. The promotion of and commitment to the engineering or environmental professions.


  1. Highly specialist knowledge in a specific area of engineering.
  2. Technical or engineering resource management and/or personnel management and development.


  1. Responsibility for a budget and the associated risk.
  2. Application of a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts.
  3. Active development and application of new technologies in engineering and related areas at senior level.

How to apply

If you are registered as a CEng, IEng or EngTech you will need to request or download and complete an upgrade application form and provide:

  1. A career history report since election to Member (MSOE) which incorporates demonstration and evidence of meeting the following ‘Qualities for Fellowship’: All of the ‘essential’ group; Both of the ‘desirable’ group; OR all the ‘essential’ group plus one from the ‘desirable’ group plus one from the ‘optional’ group. The qualities shall be referenced throughout the report.
  2. An up to date CPD record.
  3. Evidence of commitment to the SOE, its activities and those of the engineering profession.
  4. Read and understand the report assessment process as explained in the guidance notes.

SOE Fellow upgrade form [PDF - 121kB]
SOE Fellow upgrade application assessment guidance notes [DOCX - 26kB]