Who gets Chartered?

In an ever developing profession, chemical engineers are to be found working in diverse roles with different job titles. The 12,000 Chartered Members of IChemE are no exception. Chartered Chemical Engineer is the universal gold standard across the whole profession achieved by academics, consultants, project engineers, management and beyond.

Although many Chartered Chemical Engineers have the job title of process engineer (including chief, lead, senior, principal and manager) some of the most common other common titles, in alphabetical order, are:

  • business and business development manager
  • chief operating officer
  • consultant, senior consultant or principal consultant
  • lecturer or senior lecturer
  • managing director
  • process safety engineer or manager
  • production engineer or manager
  • professor and associate professor
  • project engineer, manager or director
  • operations support, engineer, supervisor, manager or director
  • technical manager or director
  • vice president


Look at the profiles of a few IChemE Chartered Members and Fellows, who each hold different professional registrations to show their expertise and experience.

Just graduated?

Read about the career choices of some profiles of recent chemical engineering graduates who are working towards Chartered Member MIChemE.