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Chamber of Engineers Saxony

The Saxon Chamber of Engineers is the only legally legitimized representation of the interests of Saxon engineers of all disciplines. As a public corporation, it is self-governing and exclusively contribution-financed.

The Chamber of Engineers is a partner for business, science, administration and politics, a platform for the commitment of its members and a service provider for its members. At the same time, the Saxony Chamber of Engineers supports its members in legal advice, in questions of professional policy and marketing for engineers, in the provision of engineers through an attractive pension scheme and in further training through qualified courses offered by the Free Academy of Engineers.

Legal supervision for the Saxony Chamber of Engineers is exercised by the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior.

Tasks of the Chamber of Engineers Saxony

The focus of our work is on securing the livelihood of our members - starting with the necessary investment framework for the maintenance and expansion of the infrastructure in Saxony, through efficient tendering procedures, to remuneration commensurate with their qualifications and responsibilities.

Even a professional law as other liberal professions have long since had - high qualification, e.g. a Master's or Dipl.-Ing. degree as a prerequisite for leading the Job title - as well as a right to exercise a profession linked to the corresponding qualification are on the agenda. The Chamber of Engineers Saxony fulfils as a corporation under public law, also has a public-law remit which is defined in the Act on the Establishment of a Chamber of Engineers and on the Protection of the professional title "Consulting Engineer" in the Free State of Saxony (Saxon Chamber of Engineers Act - SächsIngKG). This includes among others: the Examination, recognition and qualification for consulting engineers, engineers authorised to submit building documents, qualified fire protection planners, qualified structural engineers, Publicly appointed and sworn experts and test experts.

Furthermore, the Saxony Chamber of Engineers is responsible for the recognition of foreign engineering degrees and monitors compliance with and fulfilment of professional obligations.

Members and Committees

The more than 3,000 members include engineers of all disciplines who work as freelancers, self-employed persons, salaried employees or civil servants. The majority of the self-employed are consulting engineers. This legally protected professional title is a seal of quality for freelance engineers and guarantees personal responsibility and independence.

The Saxony Chamber of Engineers represents approx. 10,000 employees in the engineering offices of its independent members. These engineering offices generate a total turnover of approx. 450 million EUR per year. They provide services in the areas of consulting, planning and supervision for a construction volume of approx. EUR 5.6 billion per year for public and private clients.

The interests of the members are safeguarded by the Representatives' Meeting, the Executive Board (headed by the President of the Chamber) and numerous specialist committees in which chamber members volunteer their time.

The Representatives Assembly is the highest body of the Saxony Chamber of Engineers. It is elected every four years directly by the members and currently consists of 27 representatives. In addition, the Board of Directors including the Presidium of the Chamber of Engineers emerges from the Representatives' Meeting. Voluntary work in the technical committees is open to all members.

Mission Statement of the Saxony Chamber of Engineers

The Saxony Chamber of Engineers is the self-governing body and roof of the engineers in the Free State of Saxony. Together with the engineers it claims the opinion leadership in technical questions and a strategic pioneering role in Saxon society.

It guarantees quality and safety in combination with consumer and environmental protection. It stands for the design of the engineering profession as well as for the securing of its existence and the fair competition of its members.

source: https://ing-sn.de/

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