250 and rising on the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals
IOM3 is one of the three professional bodies (along with the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Geological Society) actively supporting the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (UK RoGEP).
The register now has 250 successful applications, confirming the continuing progressive growth of UK RoGEP, from chartered ground engineering members of all three professional organisations.
RoGEP Panel Chairman Jim Cook commented, 'I am really pleased by the way the register is gaining in popularity and is taking the lead in Europe for the registration of ground engineering professionals'. He added, 'In the few years that it has been in existence, we have seen steady growth and industry acceptance. Indeed, several major clients are now insisting on registration as a means of raising standards and project delivery.'
With the register gaining in size, it provides more confidence to both candidates who are considering applying and clients who are considering making formal registration a requirement of ground engineering staff working on their projects. Recent tender documents in both the transport and water industries have seen specification clauses calling for key staff working on projects to be registered.
While RoGEP is very much a UK register, already there have been communications with other countries to explore co-operation. As Cook remarked, 'While we remain very open to collaboration with European countries in particular and will engage with similar organisations in other parts of the world, our primary focus is ensuring that we meet the aspirations of the UK ground engineering fraternity in the first place.'
If you are chartered with IOM3 you can apply to join the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP). The next deadline for submission is 8 August.