Environmental Logo

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.

Ready to take the next step?

Join SOE today

Find out the benefits of membership
Glynn Shaw 40-year membership anniversary

Society Fellow Glynn celebrates anniversary after a career defined by safety innovations

Engineering superstars light up Society Safety & Sustainability awards ceremony

High achievers from the engineering industry were named in nine categories at the inaugural SOE Safety & Sustainability Awards ceremony this summer.

Society CPD-approves three new schemes

Educational schemes of Engineer Surveyors Section Bulletin, Traffic Law Solutions and Carrier Transicold met Society's set criteria.

View all resources


Latest SOE events
Ireland North AGM
Your chance to shape how your local centre is run and raise questions with the committee.
Legislation Update and the Transport Manager CPC
For this IRTE North London event, Es Shepherd will provide an insight into what is required to attain the Transport Manager CPC in addition to his annual legislation update.
Was that avoidable?
A presentation on the defects of vehicles and trailers that were identified at DVSA roadside inspections and annual tests. The presentation will be thought provoking, with audience discussion encouraged.

Find and book events