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Power, process and mobile plant specialists

IPlantE was one of the two constituent bodies which merged to form SOE (as the Institution of Plant Engineers). Plant Engineers are involved in maintenance and operation of a fixed and mobile machine assets . In practice you will find plant engineers working across most industries. 

The IPlantE Professional Sector Council (PSC) is dedicated to improving maintenance, operational and safety standards across a range of plant. They act as a representative voice in industry for our plant members, and is currently working on the following initiatives:

  • Working to develop industry wide technician accreditation with our industry partners
  • Representing SOE's interests on the board of Society for the Environment
  • Working with the RAF to widen and fast track Engineering Council registration
     
What makes a modern plant engineer?

The machinery worked on by plant engineers can greatly vary across sectors, we have members involved in the following, to name a few:

  • Power and utilities
  • Process and chemical
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Building services
  • Mobile and machinery
  • Transport infrastructure 
  • Defence and military 

What is common, wherever they work, is a high level of technical knowledge, incredible problem solving skills and the ability to think ahead. Plant engineers are responsible for ensuring large, complex systems and machinery don't fail, that they are maintained to exacting safety standards and are kept at peak performance to the end of their operational life. Many of our plant members are registered to Incorporated or Careered Engineer, and the majority of our Chartered Environmentalist members sit in this professional sector.

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SOE Symposium connects maintenance and data

Discover how a data driven world will inspire change and opportunity in engineering at the new Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) Symposium in Birmingham on November 7.

Champion project from Society for the Environment

A new Society for the Environment (SocEnv) initiative will acknowledge progressive companies that encourage Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and/or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) status of their employees.

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Plant related events
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership: Decade of Transition
Open to members and non-members.
MAINTEC 2019
Maintec is the longest standing exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, reliability and asset management industry. The CPD at Maintec is SOE approved.
SOE Symposium 2019: The Connected World
SOE's new technical event for 2019 which covers the whole remit of operations engineering.

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