Engineers Ireland is actively seeking dynamic and experienced individuals to join the Council of Engineers Ireland. We are specifically seeking candidates who can contribute to the strategic direction and growth of our organisation.

This year’s Council Elections are scheduled to take place in April 2024. Every Corporate Member*, who is not in arrears of subscription, by 5th April 2024 is eligible to become a candidate.

About the Council of Engineers Ireland

The governance of Engineers Ireland is vested in Council subject to the provisions of the Charter, the 1960 and 1969 Acts of the Oireachtas, the Bye-laws and to the resolutions of Special General Meetings.

The key role of Council is to provide efficient and effective strategic leadership and oversight of the Institution within a framework of practical controls. Broadly speaking, Council’s main functions in this respect are to:

  • set the strategic direction for the Institution so that it may fulfil its four core objects, as provided for in the Charter and set out in the Bye-laws;
  • determine the vision, mission and values of the Institution and approve the strategic plan;
  • set and promote the professional standards expected of the engineering profession;
  • represent the profession of engineering by listening to, understanding, and promoting the needs of members;   
  • ensure adequate systems and processes are in place so that the Institution can operate in compliance with relevant legislation;
  • oversee the performance of the Institution ensuring the system of delegated authority works effectively.

In keeping with Engineers Ireland’s Bye-laws, the Council of Engineers Ireland currently has four (4) vacancies for Corporate Members to serve for the 2024-2027 sessions.

The four (4) vacancies are for Corporate Members who fulfil the following criteria:

  • One (1) vacancy for a Corporate Member who holds the title of Chartered Engineer
  • One (1) vacancy for a Corporate Member who holds the title of Associate Engineer or Engineering Technician
  • Two (2) vacancies for Corporate Members who are Ordinary Members of Engineers Ireland, but have the academic credentials to qualify for the Chartered Engineer title.

Role Description

Council members play a key role in supporting Engineers Ireland's mission to enable the engineering community to progress their professional development and make a sustainable impact on society, advocate for the profession, quality assure education and encourage the future generations of engineers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic leadership and contributing to the overall governance of Engineers Ireland.
  • Actively participating in Council meetings, discussions, and decision-making processes.
  • Advocating for Engineers Ireland and representing the organisation at relevant events and functions.

Candidate Profile

Every Corporate Member, who is not in arrears of subscription, by 5th April 2024 is eligible to become a candidate for the Council Elections.

Members interested in putting themselves forward as a candidate for election to one of these four Council vacancies must;

  • Be a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or an Associate Engineer (AEng) or an Engineering Technician (EngTech), or an Ordinary Member (MIEI) with the academic credentials to qualify for the Chartered Engineer title, by the application deadline (Friday 5th April).
  • Have a strong understanding of governance principles and a commitment to ethical practices.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be a strategic thinker, with the ability to contribute innovative ideas.
  • Have a passion for engineering and a commitment to the mission of Engineers Ireland.
  • Have availability to attend Council meetings and participate in occasional events.

Time Commitment

The Council meets five times a year (June, October, December, February, May) in-person at Engineers Ireland’s offices, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 from 10:30 – 13:00 on a Saturday. This is a voluntary position, and Council members are expected to commit to attending the 5 meetings per year including the AGM and any additional time required for special projects or events. Council members are expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the Institution and to attend events where possible.

The initial term of office for elected Council members is 3 years, with an opportunity to stand for re-election for a second 3-year term. Elected members may not serve more than six consecutive years on Council.

Application Process

If you are interested in contesting the above vacancies, please download and complete the nomination papers.

The nominations papers must be filled out in their entirety, and must show the written consent of the member nominated, who must not be in arrears of subscription.

The Secretariat cannot make amendments to or spellcheck submissions and any excessive material will be removed to fit on the ballot paper.

For any clarifications or to return your completed nomination papers, contact

Please note the deadline for nominations is 17:00, Friday 5 April 2024.


Corporate Members are members who have achieved the Membership Grade of MIEI or a Registered Professional Title of Engineers Ireland. These include Ordinary Members (MIEI), Associate Engineers (AEng), Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Chartered Engineers (CEng), and Fellows (CEng FIEI).

Non Corporate Members are members who have yet to attain the Membership Grade of MIEI or a Registered Professional Title and include: Affiliates, Companions, Technician Members, Engineering Students and Honorary Fellows (who are not Chartered Engineers).