Branches

Branch councils in governorates are association commissions made by virtue of the Law amended in2001 to replace the branch committees and play their roles under a legislative and executive power in order to serve the engineering setting within their jurisdiction.

The Association has 22 branches across the Kingdom, 11 of which are governorate branch councils and the other 11 are branch committees affiliated thereto. The branch council consists of seven members as follows:

  • Branch Council Head.
  • Council Deputy Head.
  • Three members.

The branch councils and committees are the pillar on which the Association Council depend to regulate the profession and take care of the fellow engineers’ interests in the governorates. Therefore, the Association new Law added several provisions in relation to the branch councils organization, elections and assurance of independence and decentralization in order to incorporate the real democracy in the practice of the Association process and in forming an institutional operation recognizing the missions, powers and objectives vested in the public commissions and branch councils in governorates such as:

Roles and powers

  • To run the governorate branch and collect the fees and other revenues payable to the Association at the branch.
  • To form branch committees at the engineers gathering locations within the governorate.
  • To organize the scientific, professional, cultural and social activities of the governorate branch.
  • To maintain the profession principles, traditions and ethics and to defend the governorate branch members’ rights.
  • To settle the professional disputes arising between the members of the governorate branch members; to monitor the performance of the engineering offices and companies at the branch; and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the competent division or the Engineering Offices & Companies Body Council, as the case may be, to settle the dispute or take the legal actions as necessary.

Objectives

  • To contribute to the scientific, professional and practical activities that help developing the local community.
  • To enforce the decisions made by the Association Council and to make recommendation to the Council contributing to the profession development.
  • To coordinate with the branches and committees of trade unions through the Professional Association Complex in the area.
  • To work on expanding the fellow engineers participation base and expanding the association, social and sport activities contributing to the profession and professionals development.
  • To take care of the national public causes.
  • To take care of and work on establishing engineer housing societies.
  • To activate the communication means between the Association (the Headquarter) and branches.
  • To secure the provision of potential services to the fellow engineers at their places of residence or work through facilitating the communication of the Association branches with the Headquarter via computer connection in order to ease the fellow engineers reference.

Services provided by branches

  • To hold General Assembly sessions.
  • To receive engineers registration applications.
  • To receive the application of trainee and job seeking engineers.
  • To handle the mortgage transactions.
  • To deal with incoming and outgoing posts.
  • To update the branch website.
  • To update the announcement board.
  • To inquire the engineers records.
  • To handle the specialties allowed to be practiced.
  • To handle the engineer education qualifications.
  • To receive various funds subscription applications.
  • To handle the mobile line transactions.
  • To enter the investment applications (initially).
  • Daily tasks: to receive the monthly and annual subscription fees to all funds of the Association, to conduct a financial inquiry, to arrange the pension revenue on installments and to collect the receivables.
  • Monthly tasks: to make the financial reports and necessary records of the branch monthly expenses and to transfer the daily deposits.
  • Annual tasks: to prepare the balance sheet and to make the final budget.
  • To technically review the transactions.
  • To enter the contracts into computers.
  • To conduct technical inquiries.
  • To physically inspect the existent projects and their operations.
  • To make the engineering offices statistics.
  • To organize activities related to the engineering setting and national causes.
  • To make invitations to the participation in the events organized by the Association.
  • To make invitations to the participation in the events organized by the local community institutions.
  • To carry out the maintenance works of the branch assets.
  • To make the branch inventory.
  • To carry out the maintenance works of the training center on a regular basis.

To hold the engineering and administrative training courses of various local community segments at promotional rates.

Association Branches

The Branch Council was created in the Governorate in 2001 as an Association commission made by the amended Law so the Council replaces the Branch Committee and takes its role under a legislative and executive power aiming at serving the engineering setting within its jurisdiction. The Branch Council is expected to play a key role through its duties and powers as stated in the Law, such as:

  1. To manage the Governorate Branch affairs and collect the fees and other revenues payable to the Association at the Branch.
  2. To form branch committees in the engineers’ gathering places within the Governorate.
  3. To organize the scientific, professional, cultural and social activities of the Governorate Branch.
  4. To maintain the profession’s principles, traditions and ethics and to advocate the Governorate Branch members’ rights.
  5. To settle the professional and technical disputes arising between the members of the Governorate Branch members; to monitor the performance of the engineering offices and companies at the Branch; and to make recommendations with respect thereto to the competent Division or the Engineering Offices & Companies Body Council, as the case may be, to settle the dispute or take the legal actions as necessary.

The Branch Council has three committees as follows:

  • Ramtha Branch Committee.
  • Koura Branch Committee.
  • Bani Kinanah Branch Committee.

Under Article 3 of the Association Law, the Engineers Association has two centers in Amman and Jerusalem, and it shall have the right to open other branches in various cities of the Kingdom.

Based on this authority, the branch committees were formed under the governorate branch councils whose members are elected for three years.

The branch councils and committees are the pillar on which the Association Council depend to regulate the profession and take care of the fellow engineers’ interests in the governorates. Therefore, the Association new Law added several provisions in relation to the branch councils organization, elections and assurance of independence and decentralization in order to incorporate the real democracy in the practice of the Association process and in forming an institutional operation recognizing the missions, powers and objectives vested in the public commissions and branch councils in governorate.

Below are the top goals the branch councils are attempting to achieve:

  1. To contribute to the scientific, professional and practical activities that help developing the local community.
  2. To enforce the decisions made by the Association Council and to make recommendations to the Council contributing to the profession development.
  3. To coordinate with the branches and committees of trade unions through the Professional Association Complex in the area.
  4. To work on expanding the fellow engineers participation base and expanding the association, social and sport activities contributing to the profession and professionals development.
  5. To take care of the national public causes.
  6. To take care of and work on establishing engineer housing societies.
  7. To activate the communication means between the Association (the Headquarter) and branches.
  8. To secure the provision of potential services to the fellow engineers at their places of residence or work through facilitating the communication of the Association branches with the Headquarter via computer connection in order to ease the fellow engineers reference.

The branch council consists of seven members as follows:

  • Branch Council Head.
  • Council Deputy Head.
  • Three members.

They are all elected by the Branch General Assembly and on a free and democratic basis.

Branch Council objectives:

The Branch Council action plan is concentrated on achieving general and various goals through the available and necessary means to do so.

To continue the communication with the engineers and their engineering gatherings and to create a social engineering environment.

  • To update the list of engineers’ addresses in the Governorate, especially the electronic address and phone number.
  • To hold a variety of social, religious and entertainment activities and to invite the engineers to such activities.
  • To make different visits to the engineering gatherings in the Governorate at least once a year.
  • To purchase new plots of lands.
  • To continue to hold the summer club for engineers’ children.
  • A yearly social trip abroad and another trip within Jordan.
  • An Umrah trip every year.
  • An annual Iftar for engineers’ orphan children.
  • To take care of the retired fellow engineers and hold activities for them.

To contribute to upgrading the scientific and professional engineering work.

  • To continue to issue Irbid Engineer Magazine (at least three volumes per period).
  • To hold a scientific conference named (Irbid First Engineering Conference) in cooperation with universities and various institutions in the Governorate (one per period).
  • To hold the lectures, seminars, workdays, scientific workshops and conferences.
  • To hold training courses and workshops.
  • To activate the joint committee with the Contractors Association, Irbid Greater Municipality and Civil Defense.
  • To activate the role of the Council to follow up the application of the profession practice regulation in the Branch and to work on mitigating the engineer’s work duality, especially the engineering offices.
  • To activate the field inspection.

To activate the Association structures

  • To activate the activities committees in the Branch and hold regular meetings with them.
  • To activate the braches committees and to hold regular meetings with them.
  • To activate the Central Body in the Branch and to hold regular meetings with them.
  • To push for amending the Association Law for further decentralization.
  • To organize the elections of Ramtha, Bani Kinana and Koura Branches Committees.
  • To supervise the organization of elections of Branch Council, Engineering Divisions and Association Council.
  • To participate in the Branches Conference.

To continually develop the Branch and upgrade the employees’ performances in order to provide excellent services.

  • To develop the employees’ performances.
  • To hold meetings with the Branch employees.
  • To continually equip the Branch and update its devices.
  • To reduce the dependence on the Center by having more powers.

To communicate and interact with the local community.

  • To activate the relation of the Association with the Public and Private Sectors institutions.
  • To provide the Association-related experiences.
  • School Bag.
  • Ramadan Food Package.
  • Charities support.
  • To strongly support the community and its fair causes and national occasions.

To defend the engineers’ rights and interests.

  • To meet the officials.
  • Sit-ins and strikes.
  • To work on creating training opportunities for the new fellow engineers and to activate the field inspection.
  • To work on creating job opportunities for the fellow engineers.

To prepare and qualify Association trainees for voluntary work and for participating for such works.

  • To form a consultancy committee for the Branch Council consisting of experienced and proficient fellow engineers.
  • To hold welcoming courses to the Association and its Law and regulations.

To grow the Branch’s income.

  • Engineers Training Center.
  • To purchase lands and properties.
  • To complete the Engineer Park.
  • To work on finding investment projects generating income for the Branch.

To cooperate with the state institutions (such as Ministries, Municipalities, Universities) in order to benefit the Association and its members, as well as the Nation.

  • To form joint committees.
  • To cooperate in organizing a variety of scientific and professional activities.
  • To exchange experiences.

To continue to support the causes of State and Nation.

  • To continue to support the fair national and Islamic causes.
  • To continue to resist the naturalization with the Zionist enemy.
  • To hold the third Association Conference on Resistance of Naturalization with the Zionist Enemy.
  • To organize activities and events in the different national occasions.
  • Jordanian Engineers Association Branch of Zarqa was established in the middle of 1970s as an appointed committee. In the middle of 1980s, the Committee became elected. The Branch Committee consists of seven members and the term is two years. When the Association Law was subsequently changed to decentralization, the Branch Committee name was changed to Branch Council and its term became three years.
  • In 1991, an undedicated engineer was appointed at the Technical Department.
  • In 2004, there came the idea of creating departments within the Branch to regulate the work, and a Technical, Administrative and Financial Departments were established.
  • In 2006, the Branch was moved to a new office fully owned by the Association at the Professional Associations Complex. The area of the new office is 1000 square meters and it is properly equipped. The Branch consists of a couple of wards, one for the employees and for receiving the visitors, and the other one is for the activities, events and Engineers Training Center.
  • There are now 15 employees providing all services as provided by the Association Headquarter in Amman.

Zarqa Branch Special Merits

  • It is the first to call for Branch Conferences and decentralization in Branches ideas. The first conference was held in Zarqa Branch in 1994.
  • It came up with the idea of establishing a consultancy council of Zarqa Branch, and it was the first in kind for Jordan Engineers Association.
  • It established the Engineer’s Park and Swimming Pool, which are the first in kind for professional associations in 2005.
  • It won the Best Branch Award in the Seventh Branches Conference held in Tafila under the name of the Excellent Branch Award.

Engineers Training Center

  • Engineers Training Center is the practical tool of Jordan Engineers Association, as it contributes to transferring various experiences and sciences for the development of the engineering sector.
  • Engineers Training Center was established in 1997. Based on the decentralization concept, Engineers Training Center / Zarqa was founded in 2001 to contribute to serving our fellow engineers in Zarqa Governorate and upgrading their proficiency in all engineering, administrative and information fields through courses, seminars, workshops and any other activities for this purpose.
  • Engineers Training Center won the trust of engineers as assured by the constant growth every year in the courses held by the Center.
  • The Center cares to provide the best training programs in the engineer and non-engineering fields with the best lecturers, and to provide credibility to the courses with the producing companies at highly advanced and equipped lecture rooms.
  • Engineers Training Center is pleased to provide its excellent and reliable services in designing and implementing training programs that fulfill your needs and demands, whether the training program was within the training plan or if there was a need for courses unlisted in the training plan for all engineering courses or other human development courses. The program that fulfills your needs and demands will be designed at the highest quality and level of professionalism.

In order to serve the fellow engineers, to make it easier for them, to maintain their rights and interests, to work on regulating and protecting the profession from all and any risks, our Association had to have presence in various governorates nation-wide through which the Association can achieve the sought goals for which they were established.

Hence, Jerash Branch was established in the middle of 1980s during the term of the former President of the Association, Eng. Laith Shbeilat. In the beginning, the available abilities were limited at the time, as the Branch office and the tools it had were poor. The place and performance development process started in the middle of 1990s, as the Branch was increasingly activated and a committee was formed to run the Branch and regulate the work in the Governorate. The development process kept going on resulting in a move to a detached and developed building in consistence with the Branch development. In addition, quality services are provided to facilitate the missions of the engineers who own engineering offices. Because success usually leads to more achievements, we believe the future will be brighter since there is a wish in the first place and because the human and material resources are available. We also take care of our fellow engineers, as they are the reason for our success and continuity.

Number of General Assembly members: 1480 engineers.

About:

Tafila governorate Branch was established in 1986 and the engineers affiliates to the Branch at the time were 24, but the affiliates are 1350 engineers now until 2018. It is noteworthy that there are committees like Al Hasa & Al Abiad Branch Committee and Al Rashadieh Branch Committee.

Tafila Brach has a number of halls and lounges equipped for holding meetings and conferences and there is a computer laboratory equipped with modern devices and equipment.

Branch Council’s action plan:

The Branch Council’s action plan of 2018 objectives: The Branch Council’s action plan revolves around the achievement of a variety of general goals through the necessary and available means of implementing the annual plan of the Branch in cooperation with the Branch Council and Engineering Committees as follows:

  1. To professionally, scientifically and culturally upgrade the General Assembly through the following means:
    1. To hold scientific and cultural lectures, courses and workshops.
    2. To organize scientific and cultural courses.
  • To send the fellow engineers to engineering lectures, courses and conferences.
  1. Making various scientific visits to different scientific and engineering institutions.
  2. To organize cultural, social and entertainment picnics.
  3. To organize scientific, cultural and religious contests for engineers and their children.
  4. To communicate with the new engineers through the following means:
    • New engineers reception ceremony.
    • Graduation Ceremony of Tafila University Engineering College.
    • To form a committee for them.
    • To look for job and training opportunities for new engineers.
    • To increase the social communication among the fellow engineers through the following means:
    • To make a manual for Tafila engineers.
    • To organize an outdoor entertainment picnic for the engineers and their families.
    • To make a ceremony for honoring the engineers’ children who graduate from school.
  1. To annually organize a book fair.
  2. To make the Branch Hall available for occasions of fellow engineers for a lowered fee.
  3. To make the Branch Hall available on a daily basis for the fellow engineers to meet, keep in touch and communicate with the Branch.
  1. To increase the Branch Committee’s communication with the engineers at their sites through the following means:
    • Increasing the Branch Committees associated with the Branch.
    • Appointment of liaison officers for the Branch and the engineers at the institutions and departments.
  2. To contribute to improve the engineer’s living standard through the following means:
    • Expansion in the financial and investment services of the engineer in coordination with the Pension Directorate.
    • Attraction of offers to buy lands to be distributed to the engineers.
  3. To find the appropriate place to sponsor the engineers’ activities through the following means:
    • To maintain and furnish the Branch offices.
    • To attract the offers to buy a plot of land to build the Branch offices.
  4. To interact with the local community through the following means:
    • The distribution of food packages in Ramadan.
    • The distribution of school bags in the beginning of the study year.
    • Holding a free medical day + blood donation.
    • The participation in the public meetings and seminars and expressing opinion in the topic.
    • Sponsorship of some purposeful activities and events organized by the charitable institutions and association.
    • The cooperation with Tafila Technical University in participation in the provision of services, courses and events.
  1. State and Nation’s causes through the following means:
    1. The organization of events and seminars that address the national and religious occasions, as well as emerging circumstances.
    2. The participation in the events held by the Association with respect thereto.
  2. Committee on Branches through the following means:
    • To keep meeting on a regular basis, so as to fortnightly have at least a couple of meetings.
    • To coordinate with the Branch Committees to implement the plan.
    • To supervise the financial affairs and prepare the budget.
  1. Committee on Engineers through the following means:
    • To form a committee to deal with the engineers by preparing and organizing special activities with employees and councils.

About Mafraq Branch

The has been big since the very beginning despite the limited abilities then a series of meetings for Mafraq engineers leading to forming the first Center Committee in 1985 and electing the first Branch Committee in 1986.

The major concern of the Branch is to provide the highest level possible of service and to take the fellow engineers and the profession to the next level.

The Branch started to develop albeit slowly due to the limited number of engineers at that time. However, with the increase in the number of engineers in the Governorate and the increase in the bond of the engineers and their interests with their Association, it became necessary to proceed with the development, as the Branch went through several stages such as:

  • The approval of offices for the Branch at the Professional Associations Complex in Mafraq City.
  • The equipment of a technical section to review and approve the engineering drawings.
  • The move and rent of a new and detached building, which was fully furnished and equipped.
  • The appointment of financial and administrative personnel for the purpose of taking the service to the next level.
  • The commencement of giving specialized engineering courses.
  • The expansion in the fields of the Branch business through the personnel and the equipment of the Engineers Training Center.

After the acquisition of the plot of land allocated for the Professional Associations Complex in 2003, there was a serious attempt to start building. In 2010, the Engineers Association in Mafraq was assigned to manage the construction project of the Associations Complex and to start making the procedures.

In the beginning, the engineering drawings of the Complex were prepared in 2011, and the structure works of the Complex constructions were commenced in 2011. The building is located on a four-dunam plot of land in Hai Al Husban. It is a two-story building, and the ground floor is the Professional Association Complex building with an area of 1100 square meters. It includes a meeting room, activity room, offices for all associations and a basement for services. The entire upper floor is for the Engineers Association consisting of offices, a meeting room, activity room and the Engineers Training Center.

After a constant effort and intensive follow up made by the Branch Council and a constant support provided by the Association Council and the General Secretariat, the dream finally came true and the building was constructed.

The building consists of the following sections:

Technical Section:

Its purpose is to review the engineering drawings sent to the engineering offices operating in the Governorate.

Financial & Administrative Section:

It has the following duties:

  • To receive the annual subscriptions and Pension Fund revenues.
  • To receive the installments of lands, cars, furniture and apartments.
  • To facilitate the fellow engineers subscription to the Solidarity, Pension and Health Insurance Funds; and to receive the marriage loans engineers’ children education loans. 95% of the investment and service funds transactions are supposed to be completed in order to save the fellow engineers the burden of travelling to Amman.

Engineers Training Center: the Center trains the engineers and presents all specialized courses.

Activity Hall:

Meeting Room:

The Engineers Association Branch Council of Mafraq Governorate, which has around 1400 fellow engineers as members, organizes numerous scientific and social activities. The Branch Council played a key role in the activation of the social aspect of the engineers and their families and children through organizing a number of social activities. The Branch annually organizes family picnics for engineers within Jordan and abroad, as well as Umrah trips.

Summer Club

The Branch held several summer clubs for engineers’ children over the past years, and they included courses in swimming, taekwondo, computer, football and Quran contests. It also included a fitness course for engineers as an annual sport activity for engineers.

A ceremony was held for honoring Mafraq Branch former members and heads, and it was sponsored by Mafraq Governor.

To hold scientific workshops and cultural contests, as well as sport contests.

To approve the polls of the Association Council and Engineering Divisions at the Branch Offices.

In interaction with the local community, the Branch annually distributes food packages and school bags to the needy. The Engineers Association also completed the Engineer Street in Mafraq in cooperation Greater Mafraq Municipality, and the Branch holds numerous seminars.

The Branch meets the Engineering Departments Directors in the Government on a yearly basis.

Female Engineers Committee

A Committee on Female Engineers was formed in the Branch, and it organizes numerous activities, courses, meetings and picnics every year.

Young Engineers & Employment Committee

A Committee on Young Engineers & Employment was formed in the Branch. It organized many workshops concerning the self-development and creativity. It also held scientific training courses benefiting a lot of new engineers and it made scientific visits and social picnics.

Conclusion

Here is our Association shining in the sky of precious Nation sparing no effort to provide all services to its affiliates and local community. All this was achieved thanks to the efforts of its loyal members who held the honor of accountability to raise their Association and Nation.

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