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 working expected towards Chartered status. If you’re a Member, you should reach Chartered status within two years of entering the category. The Member grade recognises the qualifications and experience needed by professionals working in a range of operational engineering roles. To maintain your status as a Member and keep your skills, knowledge and experience up to date, you will be required to maintain your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) record updated.
Alternatively, candidates can apply for Membership through the alternative route as 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;
- 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 management elements
- Responsibility for project management, financial planning, the management and the development of other professional staff
- Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
The decision to register is based on peer review and comprises Education, Competence, Commitment, and it also includes a judgement of the professional level at which you are employed.
Education – the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding is an essential part of the registration process. This may typically be by attaining appropriate academic qualification; however, the writing of 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 the whole of their professional careers.
Designatory letters will be used to signify this type of Member M.IIESMS