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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 Engineer of the Year Tom Green rises to the top of his profession

Tom achieves chartership through technical report option.

Society for the Environment (SocEnv) unveils new visual identity and website

New website to improve user experience, navigation, engagement and accessibility.

Prestigious SocEnv Awards open for nominations

Could you be recognised in 2022 for your outstanding environmental work? Do you know a deserving colleague who has recently gone above and beyond to protect or enhance the environment?

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Plant related events
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The Commercial Vehicle Show
With all the latest vehicles, trailers, equipment, and technology on display, the 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show will be unmissable for thousands of fleet owners, directors, senior managers, and engineers and to anyone running commercial vehicles as part of their business.
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Investigation into lift door closing forces and safety of automatic power operated doors
The South East Region of the Bureau of Engineer Surveyors (BES) provides insight into power operated doors and closing forces.
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Presentation & demonstration by Millers of Longton
Join the Northern Centre for a site visit to Millers of Longton, a nationwide breakdown and recovery service for commercial vehicles. Register now to reserve your place.

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