SOE members keen to influence the Society and the wider engineering community are encouraged to apply for one of the positions on the Trustee Board and PSCs.

Both trustees and PSC members determine the strategic direction of the Society and are crucial to the progress we make in the years ahead. If you think you could help SOE move forward in a challenging engineering environment, we would urge you to put yourself forward for one of these positions. 

Members, Fellows, and Honorary Fellows are invited to stand for the following positions: 

Trustee Board 

Two vacancies

Professional Sector Councils 

PSC members are not directors or trustees of SOE, but assist their respective Professional Sector through their time and expertise. PSC members are required to commit to approximately four days per year to attend meetings. Applicants possessing experience at a senior level are sought for in one or more of the following: 


No vacancies


Three vacancies 

The IPlantE PSC is seeking members with a background in engineering and appropriate experience and interest in all aspects of plant engineering. 


Three vacancies 

The BES PSC is seeking members involved with statutory plant examinations and inspections who would be willing to mentor engineer surveyors. 


SOE’s elections process uses the single transferable vote. Voting is open to all SOE corporate members whose subscriptions are up-to-date, and members may only vote within the PSCs to which they belong. 

In order to stand for election, members need to nominate themselves and provide the names of two corporate members of SOE as proposers and seconders. The deadline to receive nominations is Friday 19 April 2019. 


Election timetable 2019 

  • Nomination forms/ supporting documents available: Friday 1st February 
  • Completed nomination forms, statements and photographs returned to SOE: Friday 19th April 
  • Election material dispatched: Friday 10th May 
  • Ballot papers returned to ERS: Tuesday 18th June 
  • ERS confirms election results: Monday 24th June 
  • Date from which new members take up posts: Tuesday 16th July 

For nomination forms and additional information, please contact Emma Thompson, email: or call: 0207 630 2157.

Alternatively, you may write to: Emma Thompson, Society of Operations Engineers 22 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1PR United Kingdom.