Engineering Technician (EngTech)

If you are a competent, practising engineer and are interested in developing your career and improving your job prospects why not consider becoming a registered engineer? The Institute of Water is licensed to register Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians. There are different pathways to registration available and full advice and support throughout the application process is offered.

Why become an Engineering Technician?

  • Nationally recognised demonstration of proven capabilities and competence
  • Professional credibility and status
  • Showcasing commitment to a Code of Professional Conduct and the undertaking of continued professional development (CPD).
  • Improved career prospects
  • Employer assurance

Who can become an Engineering Technician?

Registration is open to anyone who can demonstrate competence to perform work to the necessary standards, commitment to maintain that competence, work within professional codes and participate actively within the profession.

To find out whether you can register as an Engineering Technician, click here for the Engineering Council’s Specification booklet (UK-SPEC 4th Edition).

How to become an Engineering Technician

Consider the standards required for registration as an Engineering Technician by reading the relevant section within the UK-SPEC booklet and decide whether these apply to you (you should discuss this with your line manager or another registered engineer). If you are ready to apply, download an application form and applicant’s short guide and follow the process outlined in the guide.

All applications for Engineering Technician registration should refer to the fourth edition of UK-SPEC. The fourth edition was published in August 2020 and all Engineering Professional Registration applications will be assessed using these Standards.

All candidates for registration as an Engineering Technician must be members of a professional body such as the Institute of Water. Click here to find out more about Institute of Water membership.

As part of your application you will be asked to produce a copy of your CPD record. Institute of Water members have exclusive access to our online CPD platform to support you in the recording and presenting of this, click here to find out more.


  • Initial Registration Fees (covers registration until your next membership renewal date) for Engineering Technician (EngTech) £18.77
  • Annual Renewal Fees for Engineering Technician (EngTech) £20.30

For guidance and advice on professional registration, contact Stuart Craig, Professional Registration Manager, on 0191 422 0088 or

Meet an Engineering Technician

Alex Akintomide – Network Technician, Anglian Water

Becoming a member of the Institute of Water has been a great experience for me. Anyone in the industry, from any level of experience, will have the same opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and improve their professional aspirations.

I currently work for Anglian Water as a Network Technician, having been recruited via the apprenticeship scheme over 5 years ago, it was also the business that suggested that I should become a member of the Institute of Water.

Since becoming a member I have had access to a lot of information as well as support from the Institute, which led me to attaining my Engineering Technician status (EngTech). It was challenging, but I have managed it. Currently I am working towards becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

I like having to complete a CPD as it challenges me to plan a progression route for my career and to continually broaden my knowledge. To anyone thinking about joining the Institute of Water, just do it and you will become part of something progressive and innovative.

Recent registrants 

Adam Watson – Water Treatment Manager; HM&V Utilities Ltd

Gareth Bartlett – Project Manager; Morrison Water Services – Capital Welsh Water

Ben Jones – Mechanical Process Technician; Southern Water

Ahmed Nagieb – O&M Project Manager; Metito Overseas W.l.l (Qatar)