Structural engineers secure Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration

Author: IStructE

Date published

1 May 2024

News release: Structural engineers secure Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration
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News release: Structural engineers secure Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration

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IStructE’s 2023 pilot success sees roll-out of the scheme for eligible members.

Seven senior and expert members of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) have secured the globally recognised Society for the Environment’s prestigious Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) registration.
CEnv is awarded to environmental professionals independent of discipline, denoting a high level of skill, expertise, and experience in sustainability.
The seven members who are now CEnv registered are:
  • Muiris Moynihan, Sustainability Technical Leader at Laing O'Rourke
  • Emily Halliwell, Senior Structural Engineer at The Concrete Centre
  • Ian Poole, Senior Whole Life Carbon Officer at Westminster City Council and Associate Sustainability Consultant at Elliott Wood
  • Niamh McCloskey, Sustainability Manager at Curtins and Chair of the Institution’s Young Members Panel
  • Mike Sefton, Associate Innovation Engineer at Expedition Engineering Ltd.
  • Penny Gowler, Director at Elliott Wood
  • Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action at IStructE
IStructE became a licensed member of the Society in 2023, allowing it to run the successful pilot registration programme.
From May 2024 it will open registration to appropriately experienced members and fellows who meet the CEnv competences. These are the application of sustainability knowledge, leadership, effective communication, and personal commitment.
Yasmin Becker, CEO of IStructE comments: “We are delighted to work with SocEnv to award these first seven CEnv registrations to our members who have individually demonstrated their sustainability competences in their career as structural engineers. They are all advocates of change.
“Furthermore, CEnv contributes to our strategy to embed embodied carbon literacy requirements into the Institution’s Chartered Member process from 2023, and the revised approach to our Structural Awards that was implemented from 2022.”
Emma Wilcox, Chief Executive of the Society for the Environment concludes: “Officially partnering with IStructE as our newest Licensed Member allows us to collectively champion those with environmental expertise within structural engineering. We are pleased to be working alongside another sector leader to help our aim of highlighting the variety of green careers available – inspiring future leaders. Our CEnv, REnvP and REnvTech community is shaping a sustainable future, and I look forward to many structural engineers joining them.”
Members of the IStructE can find out more about the CEnv on its website here:
More details about the Society for the Environment are here:
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The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Newsroom on +44 (0)7930 53 45 43.

Notes to Editors
About the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE):
The Institution of Structural Engineers dates to 1908 and is now the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering.
It has over 29,000 members working in 138 countries around the world. Professional membership is one of the leading global benchmarks of competence and technical excellence. Members undergo rigorous technical assessment and commit to continual learning and development.
The Institution drives higher standards and shares knowledge because its members’ work is vital to public safety and meeting the challenges of the future. The Institution provides a voice for its members, promoting their contribution to society as innovative, creative problem solvers and the guardians of public safety.