CEng Additional Evidence Required

Hi everyone, 

I wanted to have your with the ongoing review process of my application with the IET.

I submitted my application in May 2023, verified by three supporters. In August, I received a request for Further Evidence, specifically related to competencies A and B in the self-assessment section. In response, I submitted five new case studies, each tailored to address competencies A1, A2, B1, B2, and B3.

Recently, I received another communication from the IET, which posed several detailed questions seeking additional insights into my skills and knowledge. I have prepared my responses, but I find these queries somewhat repetitive, considering the comprehensive details about my professional roles are outlined in my CV, which has been shared with them.

The questions are as follows:

  1. Have you cited as a principal contractor role, and if so, can you explain about this specific role and who signed off your work?  
  2. As you have acted as a main contractor, have you done any detailed design for a contractor to the build against it, or is the design work you do conceptual? (i.e. the contractor works up the detailed design, and if so who signs off your work?)  
  3. Have you done conceptual design on behalf of a client, and if so, who signed off your work?  
  4. Can you provide a detailed short circuit and load flow analysis and generator sizing calculations? Did you do any protection settings as well as an earthing study?

Note: I have not worked as a principal contractor. However, I functioned as the main designer representing the principal contractor. And this was clearly indicated in my CV and my originally submitted application.

I have prepared a detailed response that I can share with anyone willing to review to ensure it adequately addresses the IET's queries.

Moreover, if you have any general recommendations that could be beneficial at this stage, I would appreciate to discuss them further.



  • Hi,

    My PRI was held two months ago.My application also accepted without any questions before PRI.However at the date of interview there was some technical issues in the data line.but it just happened for 2,3 minutes.Interview went about 1.5 hours.Everything was going pretty much good.I answered for every questions. Few days ago (1 month after PRI) , I was received a mail from IET that i have to face for 2d interview due to technical issue at the first PRI date.I accepted the date. Do you have any idea about it.because at the first date I faced for 1.5 hours. Was there any lack of competence in me and IET willing to give a second chance?

  • I cannot comment on your specifics as not privy, but do interview and assess a lot, so I can surmise what probably has happened.

    Firstly, 1.5 hrs a long time, even allowing for a few minutes of line issues, that is a long time. This usually occurs because the interviewers are trying to extract what they need from you and oft times, if that is difficult, not forthcoming or the deemed level not quite enough, then we do try and pull as much to allow an 'on balance' view ... remember... the interviewers are on your side - there are no gotcha's

    It is possible they made a recommendation and the post panel (who look independently at your submissions and the interview report) felt that they either did not agree, or felt the material circumstance (long interview, technical difficulties) may have adversely affected the outcome. (Don't read anything into this - just the process we have agreed with the Engineering Council)

    The net result is that they felt another run of the interview was the most appropriate and fair thing to do.

    The whole process is a peer review. The pre-panel review your submission and make an interview recommendation where they may have highlight areas they felt needed a bit more challenge, The interviewers went on as long as they could to get out of you what was needed, and the post panel coldly reviewed and felt that possibly the report was a bit harsh, they did not agree or felt the time taken etc could have affected the outcome..... this is as per process and is to give you the very best possible chance of success.

    I would suggest a couple of things in preparation:

    1. Reflect on why they took 1.5 hours (50 -60 mins in normal). Were you clear enough ? Did you have good examples ? Did you really know your career and personal achievements ? Was you presentation appropriate ?

    2. Get in touch with a PRA (IET staff can help sort) and ask them to run through the competence areas so you are clear what is actually being looked for and can prepare a clearer responses.

    3. Make a few notes (not too many), but a crib-sheet for the interview can be very handy to ensure you highlight what you consider your best evidence

    You have done it once and so must realise it is not an interview, but a conversation ... relax, reflect on what happened, get some advice so you are clear on the criteria and prepare a bit better

    Good luck

  • Thanks for the 'negative' tick in my detailed response to try and help you !

  • Ah. Just accidently I had done it while checking it with mobile. This is the best answer I ever had received.Sorry for the inconvenience.



  • Dear Rajitha,

    I hope this message finds you well. I understand that you may be concerned about the duration of the PRI. However, please note that the interviewers and administrator from IET will be monitoring the time frame, and it is unlikely that they will allow the interview to exceed the allotted time. As Graham mentioned, it may be most appropriate and fair to run another PRI by considering this.

    During my PRI, one of the interviewers monitored the time spent during our discussions for different competences. Sometimes, they allowed me to further elaborate and provide evidence twice if I did not provide enough information in my first reply then they would just move on to the next competence to save time. The key goal for the PRI is for you to present and substantiate all the competences in the provided time frame.

    Regardless of what happened during your first PRI, I wish you all the best for your second chance. Let’s prepare well and elaborate on each competence as clearly as possible.

    Good luck!!

  • Dear Adonis,

    Thanks for the clarification.I appreciate it.

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