Chartered and Incorporated Engineers offered dedicated pathway to becoming Chartered Managers

16 July 2015

Chartered and Incorporated Engineers looking to advance their managerial careers are being offered a streamlined route to achieving professional management accreditation. 

CEngs and IEngs with five years’ managerial experience can now gain Chartered Manager accreditation in four to six weeks.

Chartered Manager is the highest professional status that can be achieved in management and leadership. Awarded only by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), it is recognised throughout all sectors. The new arrangement builds on partnerships already in place between CMI and the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

The streamlined route is aimed at helping engineering professionals bolster their management credentials and supporting their career development. There are currently 4,500 Chartered Managers working across all professions. According to research published by CMI in May, 96% of Chartered Managers say that they have used their accreditation as proof of their experience of leading people and managing change, with the same number also using it to showcase to employers their continual learning and growth.

The data show that Chartered Managers on average contribute more than £391,000 of value to their employers. One in five (20%) Chartered Managers link their professional management accreditation with increased pay and bonuses. On average, these Chartered Managers have seen their earnings increase by £8,845 and bonuses by £7,496.

Ian Myson, director of partnerships and product management at CMI, says that engineers and their employers gain from having the professional management accreditation.

“Many engineers are promoted into management because of their expert technical knowledge and skills but lack recognition of their management and leadership capabilities. These new, streamlined routes change that, giving those ‘accidental managers’ a straightforward way to become a Chartered Manager and making it an essential next step in every engineer’s career development.

“Not only will that benefit them personally, but also there are huge advantages for employers in having better managers and confident leaders who achieve results. Our research shows that the benefits are too great to ignore.”

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Notes to editors

Case studies of the impact of professionalising management in engineering in Mapping Management Excellence 2015:

Organisations –

  • CGL (geotech engineering)

Individuals –

  • Stuart Webster, Engineering Manager Projects, Emirates Steel
  • Richard Kirk, Regional Director, Institution of Civil Engineers

About CMI

  • CMI – the Chartered Management Institute – is the only chartered professional body for management and leadership, dedicated to improving managers’ skills and growing the number of qualified managers.
  • Our professional management qualifications span GCSE to PhD equivalent levels, including the unique Chartered Manager award which increases earnings potential and improves workplace performance.
  • We provide employers and individual managers with access to the latest management thinking and with practical online support which helps them embrace change, create high performing teams and keep ahead of the curve.
  • With a member community of 100,000 managers and leaders, we promote high standards of ethical practice through our Professional Code of Conduct, and help managers build their expertise through online networks, regional events and mentoring opportunities.