Applicants applying to be a member of the Institute must have a minimum of three years of relevant post-graduate experience as a professional in creating and managing systems that integrate people, materials, and energy safely and productively. Applicants with a minimum of a level 7 qualification in an engineering or science discipline will be eligible to apply for Membership. Members have achieved a recognised and relevant degree-level qualification and are expected to work towards Certified status. If you’re a Member, you should reach Certified status within two years of entering the category. The Member grade recognises the qualifications and experience that professionals working in various operational engineering roles need. To maintain your status as a Member and keep your skills, knowledge and experience up to date, you must keep your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record updated.
Alternatively, candidates can apply for Membership through the alternative route outlined below. The method of demonstrating knowledge and ability will be at the discretion of the National Council or its delegated subcommittee and may be updated periodically. The National Council may waive degree requirements if, in its judgment, an applicant has adequate professional experience, has attained a suitable level of professional standing and meets the requirements of a competent person as defined within Irish legislation.
Members of the IIESMS can demonstrate the following;
- Commitment to professional and environmental engineering values
- Theoretical knowledge to solve problems in developed technologies using well-proven analytical techniques
- Successful application of their knowledge to deliver engineering projects or services using established technologies and methods that incorporate environmental and/or fire safety and/or health and safety management elements
- Responsibility for project management, financial planning, the management and the development of other professional staff
- Practical interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
The decision to register is based on peer review and comprises Education, Competence, Commitment, and a judgment of the professional level at which you are employed.
Education – the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding is essential to the registration process. This may typically be by attaining appropriate academic qualifications; however, writing a technical report may also demonstrate this.
Competence and Commitment – a professional review of a written engineering practice report and a review interview (if required) for Member applicants. Any such reviews are measured against specified standards contained in EU-SPEC. It is not uncommon to register in one section and, as qualifications and experiences develop, to move to another. Equally, many engineers remain within one section for their professional careers.
Designatory letters will be used to signify this type of Member M.IIESMS