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SOE's specialist sector for operations engineers

Operations engineers work to optimise the efficiency, safety and sustainability of industrial processes and infrastructure, whether employed in manufacturing, production, utilities, construction, transport or defence. They are responsible for maintaining performance and meeting the standards required by legislation. The role may include:

  • Identifying and prioritising requirements, such as safety, efficiency and reducing emissions
  • Monitoring and reporting on operation
  • Evaluating process design and implementing changes.

Members of the Operations professional sector have expertise and knowledge in common across a broad range of employers. This facilitates sharing core skills and principles of best practice and provides opportunities to collaborate on innovative solutions to challenges.

Many members are registered with the Engineering Council as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers (IEng or CEng). Some have also taken up the opportunity to apply for Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) or Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment (SocEnv).

Membership of the Society provides access to CPD resources and technical publications including the quarterly Operations Engineer magazine.

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Systems Thinking in Engineering Operations Management
We welcome back the informative and entertaining Thomas Baker MSOE MIPlantE for more discussion about how the latest innovations and big picture ideas in engineering can be applied to your business. In this presentation Thomas turns our attention to ‘systems thinking’ and explores how this approach might be applied in Engineering Operations Management. We will look at why it's so difficult to solve some problems and why initiatives often fail or don't achieve their anticipated results. This will no doubt prove to be as thought-provoking as his previous sessions so don’t miss this chance to contribute your ideas at this live webinar.
Re-engineering the Z1 from 4 cylinders to 6 - Mechanical Magic
Originally planned for March 2020 and regrettably postponed due to the Covid19 lockdown, we are delighted to announce that Allen has found time in his busy schedule to return and deliver one of his very popular presentations – this time on his most recent engineering project, the Z1 Super Six!
An Audience with the North West Traffic Commissioner
Gerallt Evans, the Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England will give a presentation on his findings since taking office in February 2020.

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