Full membership

Who can join?

UK registered companies who regularly undertake, as principal designer or contractor, contracts for engineering design, procurement, project management and/or construction of major energy, chemical, pharmaceutical or other process plant facilities in any part of the world. Eligible companies should be able to provide evidence of a minimum of five years’ activity in any of these sectors.


At the point of application for BCECA membership, interested parties should employ (in the UK) a substantial permanent engineering staff, across multiple disciplines including process, chemical and energy engineering – excluding those employed on temporary contracts through agencies or other off-payroll working arrangements.


Member companies undertake to abide by BCECA’s policies and procedures, to support the Association’s objectives and to abide by all lawful decisions taken by the BCECA Board, Council and Committees.

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Benefits of Full Membership

Companies in Full Membership nominate a senior individual to participate in BCECA Council meetings. The Council debates and brings forward proposals for the strategic development of the Association and its continuing work to advance the engineering contracting sector in the UK. The Council provides oversight and scrutiny of BCECA’s standing committees and knowledge networks, their annual objectives and all Association outputs.


Full Members may send representatives to all BCECA committees, working groups and special topic meetings.  Representatives may attend, participate, take on leadership roles and have full access to all documentation and reports.


Full Members also play a role in BCECA’s undergraduate liaison work. Early-career engineers from BCECA member companies lead outreach activities, including annual industry day events at university engineering departments across the UK.


In addition, Full Member companies:


  • Provide thought leadership for BCECA’s advocacy and government affairs work on key issues affecting the engineering contracting sector
  • Invite senior individuals from other BCECA member companies to networking events
  • Shape the direction of BCECA’s industry reports and enjoy full access to the output, including the highly-regarded annual salary survey
  • Publicly identify themselves as a Full Member including a listing and company link on this website
  • Nominate representatives to relevant BSi Standards Committees
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The annual fee for Full Membership is £16,000 for 2023-24.


We can offer potential new members a trial period, please contact us for a discussion about this and other aspects of BCECA membership.

For further information on BCECA membership, download a copy of our Membership Brochure here:

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Strengthen BCECA’s collective voice on the issues that matter to the engineering contracting sector. Get involved by contacting our Chief Executive, Tracey Shelley, on +44 207 0918652 or email admin@bceca.org.uk