Join the CIWEM Qualifications Panel

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is a leading Chartered professional body and registered charity with an integrated approach to environmental, social and cultural issues, working for the public benefit of a safer, sustainable world supporting over 10,000 members in 90 countries.

As an independent charity we champion professional standards, impartiality and the use of scientific evidence in the management of the environment. We champion:

  • Highly qualified water and environmental managers, engineers and scientists who are recognised globally for their professional expertise and conduct.
  • Protection of the public from pollution, environmental destruction and natural hazards through the promotion and sharing of best practice.
  • Application of scientific and engineering rigour and impartiality to plans and policies ensuring the best outcomes for society, both now and in the future.

The role

We are seeking applications to fill vacancies on CIWEM’s Qualifications Panel with high calibre people who will be able to contribute to supporting engneering registrants in the assessment of academic qualifications.

The role of the Qualifications Panel members involves considering non-typical qualifications presented by engineering applicants (individual route applicants for engineering registrations) and recommending routes to professional review for them, in terms of meeting a required educational base.

Panel members must be comfortable assessing the content of degree programmes against the output standards for engineering programmes agreed between the Engineering Council and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (please find further information here)

A fundamental principle of CIWEM’s culture is that we are accessible to all candidates. We are looking for a diverse range of driven candidates, who will bring a wide range of skills, thinking and perspectives to the Panel. CIWEM has declared a climate and ecological emergency and as such we are committed to creating climate and ecological champions of our members, stakeholders and the public, inspiring urgent action to tackle this shared crisis.

Panel members serve on a voluntary basis but are reimbursed out of pocket expenses for attending meetings and for undertaking certain activities on behalf of the Institution.

About you

  • You must be a Chartered Member (C.WEM) of CIWEM and Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • An awareness of engineering degrees and higher education.
  • Be willing to serve for a period of 3 years, up to a maximum of 6 years
  • Be an ambassador for CIWEM to champion our work and membership
  • Be willing to commit typically 1 day per month, all work of the Panel is undertaken remotely

How to apply

To apply please send the following to

1. Your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages)

2. A covering letter explaining why you want to become a member of the Qualifications Panel

If you have any questions please email

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