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PWI Fellowship

The grade of Fellow is the highest grade of membership that the PWI can confer upon a member. PWI Fellowship will raise a member's professional standing within the industry, increase recognition of their expertise and enhance their professional networks.

Fellowship requirements

  • An applicant for Fellowship must hold or have held a senior or influential position in the railway industry and made a significant contribution to the industry or PWI

Applicants should be able to demonstrate

  • that they carry responsibilities appropriate to the grade of Fellow
  • their application of underpinning engineering knowledge in making decisions
  • the breadth of their experience, technically and managerially, appropriate to the grade of Fellow
  • their personal and professional commitment to the PWI Code of Professional Conduct and future commitment to the PWI.

A typical candidate for Fellowship will be

  • A chartered engineer with 20+ years’ experience in a senior position in railway infrastructure engineering
  • A technically qualified but not professionally registered engineer with 25-30 years in a senior position in railway infrastructure engineering
  • A qualified MEng / MSc chartered engineer with 10+ years’ experience and demonstrated significant technical leadership in a specialist area
  • A qualified engineer IEng or CEng with a very senior position at director level
  • An eminent very senior person in the rail industry eg MD, Director.

Who may not yet be quite ready?

  • An influential rail director without professional qualifications and less than 10 years’ experience. They may be asked to first do IEng / CEng by the appropriate route
  • An experienced engineer up to 20 years’ experience without qualifications. They may be asked to first do IEng / CEng by the appropriate route
  • An Incorporated or Chartered engineer with less than 10 years’ experience. They may be asked to wait until they have more experience.

Members can apply for Fellowship by submitting a current CV, their CPD record for the last 12 months and application form to the Membership team at secretary@thepwi.org.

Download the Fellowship application form