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Panel Engineers

Scottish panels of engineers

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Scottish Ministers have established four new panels of reservoir engineers which operate in Scotland.

The panels of reservoir engineers are;

  1. the “All Reservoirs (Scotland) Panel”,

  2. the “Non-Impounding Reservoirs (Scotland) Panel”,

  3. the “Service Reservoirs (Scotland) Panel”, and

  4. the “Supervising Engineers (Scotland) Panel”

To work as a reservoir engineer in Scotland you need to be a member of one of these panels.

The following links will take you to lists of engineers currently appointed to the Scottish panels

All Reservoirs (Scotland) Panel - These are civil engineers qualified to design and supervise the construction and alteration of, to inspect and report on, to supervise, and to act for the purposes of other relevant sections of the 2011 Act on all reservoirs to which the Act applies.  They can also act as Supervising Engineers for all reservoirs to which the Act applies. 

Service Reservoirs (Scotland) Panel - These are civil engineers qualified to design and supervise the construction and alteration of, to inspect and report on, to supervise, and to act for the purposes of other relevant sections of the 2011 Act on all service reservoirs to which the Act applies.  They can also act as Supervising Engineers for all reservoirs to which the Act applies. 

Non-Impounding Engineers (Scotland) Panel - These are civil engineers qualified to design and supervise the construction and alteration of, to inspect and report on, to supervise and to act for the purposes of other relevant sections of the 2011 Act on all non-impounding reservoirs to which the Act applies. They can also act as Supervising Engineers for all reservoirs to which the Act applies. 

Supervising Engineers (Scotland) Panel - These are civil engineers qualified to act as Supervising Engineers for all reservoirs to which the 2011 Act applies.

Sections of the Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 under which members of the panels may be appointed  

The Reservoirs (Panels of Reservoir Engineers: Sections under which Members may be Appointed)(Scotland) Order 2015 specifies the sections of the Act under which a member of a panel may be appointed.  

How to apply

Those engineers who are applying for membership to both the Scottish and 1975 Act panels for the first time, or who are applying for reappointment to both the Scottish and 1975 Act panels should complete this form and include it with their application which should be sent to Defra.  Further information can be found on the UK Gov website.

Those engineers who are only applying for membership to the Scottish panels should complete this form and return it, along with any supporting information and the specified fee to the Scottish Government at the address detailed on the form.

Applications for reappointment should be sent well in advance of the expiry date of an appointment to allow enough time for processing. You should apply at least 8 months before expiry. Reference documents for applicants include:

Those engineers who are currently members of the panels created under the Reservoirs Act 1975 can apply for membership to the new Scottish panels as an “eligible person” and should use this application form to do so and email it to the address on the form.   To qualify as an eligible person an engineer must have, for a continuous period since 31st March 2015, been a member of the corresponding panel created under the Reservoirs Act 1975.