How we work

Our Board meets around five times a year. It is made up of up to 17 members including the Chairman; six members elected through a system of electoral colleges; four members nominated by each of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering; the Chairman of the Engineering Council; up to six members appointed by the Board and; the Chief Executive as a non-voting member.

Each member can serve for a maximum of six years (two three-year terms).

How is EngineeringUK funded?

Through a combination of fundraising, matched funding and registrants’ fees. Working in collaboration with partners and sponsors, we will seek maximum engineering awareness – and value for registrants - by delivering effective and exciting programmes, and we will aim to at least double the funding from registered engineers by persuading Government, business and other charities to work with us in our aims. We will facilitate ever more far-reaching programmes whilst exploring also diversity issues.


The EngineeringUK governance structure - includes the panels and colleges - below.

The Business and Industry Panel - Representatives from our Corporate Members (members of the Business & Industry College) sit on our Business and Industry (B&I) Panel and are from some of the UK’s most influential companies. 
The Education and Skills Panel advises the Board on the different strands of education and policy related to engineering and associated subjects.
The Professional Engineering Forum (PEF) describes the way the Professional Engineering Community comes together to develop and deliver coordinated policy and programmes and share best practice. 
Colleges - There are two Electoral Colleges that exist for the purpose of nominating persons for appointment to the EngineeringUK Board. 

Read more about our panels and colleges >>

How we work

We work to the following externally accredited standards, these act as a framework for our quality, delivery and improvement.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is an international standard that provides a tried and trusted framework for taking a systematic approach to managing our organisation's systems and processes so that we can consistently turn out a service or product that satisfies customers' expectations.

Investors in People

The Investors in People Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. Accreditation to the standard ensures the quality of our internal processes and training, and shows that our workforce is experienced and knowledgeable. The standard enables us to harness the talent of our people towards achieving our organisational goals.

Listening and responding

If you would like to contact us with a compliment, suggestion or a complaint (or would like to be included in our adults survey) please email

We aim to respond to any complaints as quickly as possible and will endeavour to resolve them within 20 working days.