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Panel Engineer Application

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All Reservoirs Engineers' and Supervising Engineers' Registers.

The ICE Reservoirs Committee (RC) is a statutory committee (further information on RC available here) that advises the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Scottish Government on the operation of the Reservoirs Act 1975 (as amended).  Reservoir legislation was first introduced in 1930 as a public safety measure which was replaced in 1975 by The Reservoir Act (subsequently amended), which permits the regulation of large raised reservoirs in England, Wales and Scotland. The functions of the RC are now to advise all the UK devolved governments under the Act and in particular under Section 4 - Qualifications of Engineers.

Monitoring and inspection is carried out by panels of qualified civil engineers who advise on the behaviour of reservoirs and recommend measures in the interests of safety of the reservoirs.

  • Applicants for membership of these panels are appointed by the Secretary of State (of Defra) “after consultation” as to whether they are “qualified and fit to be placed on that panel”,
  • Appointments are for 5 years and before their term expires engineers may apply for re-appointment for a further term,
  • A fee is payable (please refer to ICE website for current rate) for each application for appointment or re-appointment to a panel.

 

The Reservoir Engineers Panel Structure

There are four panels of qualified civil engineers:

  • Supervising Engineers (SupE),
  • All Reservoirs Engineers (AR)*,
  • Non-Impounding Reservoirs Engineers (NIR),
  • Service Reservoirs Engineers (SR).

* Members of the ‘All Reservoirs’ Panel Engineers (also called Inspecting Engineers) are qualified to undertake all aspects of the design, construction, inspection and supervision of all types of reservoir – this includes the NIR and SR categories.

Owners or operators of regulated reservoirs which have been designated as ‘high risk’ must employ a supervising engineer to at all times supervise the reservoir and to inform the undertaker of anything in its behaviour that might affect safety. Reservoirs designated as not high risk reservoirs are still regulated but do not require an SE.


 

Supervising Engineers

The Supervising Engineers' Panel application process requires dedicated application forms for new and reappointment applicants, and an attribute based assessment system to appraise candidate suitability.

Please find below links to the documents.

  1. Application Documents:
    1. Attributes for Supervising Engineer,
    2. Guidance for those Seeking Appointment to the Supervising Engineer Panel,
    3. RC01 Supervising Engineers Panel – Application for New Appointment,
    4. RC01G Supervising Engineers Panel – Application for New Appointment Guidance,
    5. RC02 Reservoirs Experience Front Page,
    6. RC02 Reservoirs Experience Extra Pages.
  2. Reapplication Documents:
    1. Attributes for Supervising Engineer,
    2. Guidance for those Seeking Appointment to the Supervising Engineer Panel,
    3. RC05 Supervising Engineers Panel – Application for Reappointment,
    4. RC05G Supervising Engineers Panel – Application for Reappointment Guidance,
    5. RC06 Reservoirs Experience Front Page,
    6. RC06 Reservoirs Experience Extra Pages.

 

All Reservoirs Panel Engineers, Non-Impounding Reservoirs Engineers and Service Reservoirs Engineers

The All Reservoir Panel Engineers, Non-Impounding Reservoirs Engineers and Service Reservoirs Engineers Panel application process requires dedicated application forms for new and reappointment applicants, and an attribute based assessment system to appraise candidate suitability.

Please find below links to the documents.

  1. Application Documents:
    1. AR-NIR-SR Panels - Attributes of Panel Engineers,
    2. AR-NIR-SR Panels - Guidance for new applicants or reappointment,
    3. RC11G - Guidance notes for new applications to the AR-NIR-SR Panels,
    4. RC11 - Application - New appointment to AR-NIR-SR Panels,
    5. RC12 - Experience, first sheet - New application to the AR-NIR-SR Panels,
    6. RC12 - Experience, further pages - New application to the AR-NIR-SR Panels.
  2. Reapplication Documents:
    1. AR-NIR-SR Panels - Guidance for new applicants or reappointment,
    2. RC15G - Guidance notes for reappointment to the AR-NIR-SR Panels,
    3. RC15 - Application - Reappointment to AR-NIR-SR Panels,
    4. RC16 - Experience, first sheet - Reappointment to the AR-NIR-SR Panels,
    5. RC16 - Experience, further pages - Reappointment to the AR-NIR-SR Panels.

 

Key Dates

Applications for reappointment should be submitted at least 8 months before expiry.

Application Submitted by

Assessed and Interviewed during week commencing

30th November 2018 14th January 2019
29th March 2019 6th May 2019
9th August 2019 16th September 2019

 


 

Further information

Link to: ICE website specialist professional registers