Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers
The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) is a British professional engineering institution founded in 1863. It is licenced by the Engineering Council UK to assess candidates for inclusion on ECUK's Register of professional Engineers and Technicians. The Institution's address is IGEM House, High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire, DE74 2DA, United Kingdom.
The designatory letters for a member are MIGEM.
The current President is David Morgan
Past presidents include:
David Morgan - 2011-2012
Jeremy Bending - 2010-11
Gordon Davies - 2009-10
Bob Murry - 2008-09
Richard Haddon - 2007-08
Steven Featherstone - 2006-07
Chris Bielby - 2005-06
Richard Jemmett - 2004-05
IGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers) is a chartered professional body, licensed by the Engineering Council, serving a wide range of professionals in the UK and the international gas industry through Membership, events and a comprehensive set of Technical Standards.
IGEM has a range of membership grades to suit everybody working in the gas industry, from university students, through to qualified professionals in all disciplines, to the interested and involved retired community, so contact us to see which would suit you.
All grades of IGEM Membership receive the following benefits:
•Discounts on all IGEM Technical Standards
•Free or reduced entry to all IGEM conferences and events
•Free journal subscription
•Improved professional recognition in the gas industry
•Access to continuous professional development
•Unrivalled networking opportunities
•Membership of a regional section
•Reduced rates on conference and meeting rooms at IGEM House
•Free use of the IGEM Members room and Sir Denis Rooke Library.
IGEM holds a variety of events throughout the year, including:
•Young Persons Paper Competition
•Sir Denis Rooke Lecture
•Gas Industry Awards Lunch
•Industrial Affiliates Golf Day
•Annual Conference and Engineering Update
•Autumn Gas Update,
•Young Persons Network Dinner Dance
In addition there are numerous regional section events and technical seminars throughout the year.
IGEM produces a large range of Technical Standards in the following series:
•Transmission and Distribution
These are recognised as trusted industry Standards, used to assist in compliance with national legislation and official approved codes of practice and guidance. The Standards are drafted by expert Panels representing a cross section of the relevant parts of the gas industry. Regulatory bodies such as HSE, Ofgem and Gas Safe RegisterTM contribute to the drafting process. The drafts are issued to the industry and other stakeholders for review and comment prior to publication and, thus, take into account the sometimes broad range of views on the content. The professional status of IGEM ensures its Standards reflect the best possible levels of safety, practice and quality within reasonable cost.
By Royal Charter, IGEM's purpose is to be the independent influential body that efficiently and effectively represents and develops its membership and by working with all interested parties adds value to the international gas industry.
The purpose of IGEM membership is to allow anyone in the gas industry at any level of engineering knowledge and understanding to join a professional Institution specialising in the industry giving you recognition and assistance in advancing your career.
In recent times membership of a professional body has become a valuable asset and there has never been a greater need for keeping your knowledge and skills up to date to enhance your employability and career. The title of CEng, IEng or EngTech immediately demonstrates commitment to professional excellence, best practice and competences that employers' value. IGEMs other grades include Member Manager, Associate Member, Gas Technician, Associate, Graduate and Student status.
IGEM is proud of its history and reputation as the leading professional body for gas professionals and continues to seek ways to broaden its membership base. In 2010 IGEM launched its newest grade of membership 'Gas Technican' specifically designed to recognise the expertise of people carrying out work on gas installations and appliances throughout the UK.
•To promote the attainment and maintenance of the highest standards of professional competence
•To provide high quality products, services and personal and professional development
•To continue to identify and improve gas policy in co-operation with other stakeholders
•To conduct all our activities with robust governance and on a sound financial basis
... and through the delivery of all of these, promote, encourage and enhance membership.
SUPPORT,INSPIRE AND ADVISE and to be the pre-eminent Institution for gas professionals across the world.
Gas International (Gi)The Journal of The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers
Gi is published monthly with 10 issues a year (January/February and July/August being joint issues). The journal covers the gas and utility industries, including technical articles and company information. There are also standard features such as international and utility news, reports on IGEM events and activities, and gas diary dates.
Gi has a reach of circa 20k in over 70 countries with this figure set to increase when the journal becomes available in digital format from 2013. It is read by senior executives, managers, engineers, buyers and other professionals in the gas industry. It is distributed to all IGEM members (over half of which are chartered engineers), as well as strategic partners, individual subscribers and other interested parties. In addition copies are handed out at the many prestigious IGEM events such as the annual conference for the global gas industry held in June.