Engineering Occupation Practice Regulation

Regulation No. 22 of 1999

Engineering Occupation Practice Regulation

Article 1: Regulation name and effect

This Regulation shall be cited “Engineering Occupation Practice Regulation of 1999” and shall come into force as of the date on which it is published in the official gazette.

Article 2: Definitions:

The following words and expressions, wherever stated herein, shall have the meanings given to them below unless the context implies otherwise:

Ministry: Ministry of Public Works & Housing.

Minister: Minister of Public Works & Housing.

Association: Jordanian Engineers Association.

Law: Engineers Association Law.

Board: Association Board.

Member: Association member.

Engineering company: the engineering company or consultation company officially registered in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Companies Act and the Engineering Offices Regulation.

Contractor: the natural or legal person liable to the client for providing materials, services or implementing works; and the engineer contracted to provide studies or supervise the implementation or consultations is not considered a contractor.

Contract or Agreement: a commitment to which the contractor and contracting entity is engaged; and the contracting of the engineering consultation works such as studies, supervision, consultations and project management services are not considered a contract or agreement.

Occupation practice: to carry out any engineering work within the field of the engineering occupation practice in any of the engineering sections or branches provided for in the Law, including the provision of engineering consultation or carrying out the study & research works, engineering designs or schemes preparation, setting the specifications to be executed, the execution of the said schemes or the supervision of anyone assigned to execute, maintain or operate the same.

Engineering specialization: the field of the engineering work practiced by the member, office or engineering company in one of the main engineering sections or branches in which it is registered with the Association.

Contest: a means to get the best engineering solutions of any idea, subject or engineering project by making a public invitation or limited to engineers, offices or engineering companies at the national, Arab or international level.

Authority: the Offices & Engineering Companies Authority as defined in the Offices & Engineering Companies Authority Regulation.

Article 3: Engineering works occupation practice fields

The engineering works occupation practice fields include:

  1. Engineering studies or those pertinent to the engineering works as follows:
    1. Programming.
    2. Planning.
    3. Economic feasibility study.
    4. Cost calculation study.
    5. Analysis and study assessment.
    6. Engineering surveys.
    7. Engineering schemes preparation.
    8. Technical specifications setting.
    9. Schedules of quantities preparation.
    10. Contractual terms and conditions formulation for engineering works implementation.
    11. Technical reports preparation.
    12. Proposals studying and submission.
    13. Technical consultation provision.
    14. Engineering opinion provision.
    15. Any missions in relation to the engineering studies as may be approved by the Minister upon a submission made by the Board.
  2. Designing: to conduct all math and engineering operations and the suggested solutions, whether in the Building, Industrial or other Sectors.
  3. Auditing: to review all math, schemes, technical specifications, safety conditions, environmental requirements, design conditions, study remaking and result validity verification.
  4. Supervision: to follow up and monitor the study, design and auditing works implementation of the engineering and industrial projects, maintenance and operation projects, and the inspection and examination in accordance with the technical principles set by the Board upon a submission made by the relevant disciplines boards.
  5. Survey and topography: survey and topography design works of all engineering projects as per the adopted technical and scientific principles and contract terms.
  6. Implementation: to apply the engineering designs, schemes, specifications and works in accordance with the engineering codes, technical conditions and work contracts including the general specifications prepared by the Ministry for buildings, roads and other projects.
  7. Management: to manage the engineering projects and technical departments and to control the project financing needs in the engineering sectors.
  8. Inspection: to follow up the implementation, monitoring and supervision works during the work stages in order to make sure of the legal requirements and Association instructions; to verify the application of the national building codes; to inspect the equipment at the factories; and to make sure they are suitable and able to bear the operation circumstances and variables without harming the factory, its works and its neighbors, its product users or the environment.
  9. Engineering education: the engineering education in the academic, university, technical, technological and vocational fields.
  10. Research & development: the engineering theoretical, field, and applied studies of the solutions of difficulties in engineering works implementation, operations and maintenance and the development of the equipment and production means to improve the product and reduce its cost.
  11. Operation: to operate the project that needs engineering experiences following its implementation, or to operate a number of machines and equipment as per the scientific principles of their design and the technical conditions set by the manufacturer in accordance with the good performance and design requirements and the economic power saving.
  12. Maintenance: to keep the continuity of the project operation or the machines and equipment within the environment and public safety protection, as well as the manufacturer requirements including the spare parts studying, reparation, replacement and maintenance through approved engineering laboratories.
  13. Test: to verify the validity of the materials and their elements, as well as the extent of their suitability for work through approved engineering laboratories whose technical devices, types, specifications and conditions required to be met and any other engineering requirements specified by the specifications and manufacturers.
  14. Inspection:
    1. To inspect the soil and the extent of its endurance and suitability.
    2. To participate with the relevant entities in assuring the industrial production quality and clarifying the extent of its conformity with the technical specifications and conditions of manufacturing.
  15. Experience: to provide consultation and opinion by the engineering experts in various engineering project.
  16. Production: the planning and supervision of producing and manufacturing the materials, devices and equipment; controlling their quantities; and designing their work stages in conformity with the public safety, production quality and cost reduction.
  17. Manufacturing: to manufacture the machines and equipment.
  18. Mining and geological engineering: search for natural resources, mining operations, metals extraction, raw materials concentration (and geological engineering), materials inspection, site, dams and quarries examination, environmental engineering, geophysical, geochemical and petroleum engineering, routes selection engineering, well digging, water and hydraulic engineering together with designing their work stages in consistency with the environment and public safety requirements.
  19. Public safety: to avoid the occurrence of hazards and accidents arising out of the engineering works during the implementation, manufacturing, working, operation or maintenance so as to protect both human and properties.
  20. Any other engineering works as may be recommended by the Board and approved by the Minister.

Article 4: Association competency to regulate the engineer occupation practice

The Association shall have the competency to regulate the engineer occupation within the engineering fields set forth in Article 3 hereof including:

  1. The regulation of the engineers work in accordance with their specializations and experiences.
  2. The determination of the engineer’s rights, obligations and responsibilities, and clarification of his role in all engineering work stages.
  3. The best utilization of the engineering and technical experiences.
  4. The assistance in providing the technical, engineering and national energies capable of implementing the engineering projects with the most modern devices, equipment and machines.
  5. To make a recommendation to the Minister to set the minimum number of engineers and their experiences necessary to work at the private sector establishments that need engineering experiences in accordance with the provisions of the Law.

Article 5: Engineering contests:

  1. The Board shall make various engineering contests instructions under which it determines the conditions and procedures in relation thereto including their classifications, stages, contestants levels, number, awards and the remuneration of the relevant committees.
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Clause A of this Article, the Ministries, Public Departments and Institutions shall, in coordination with the Associations, have the right to organize and announce engineering contests in relation to their works.

Article 6: Engineering works occupation practice conditions

The occupation practice is subject to the following provisions, principles and conditions:

  1. The engineering works may only be practiced within their fields stated herein by the members allowed to do so in accordance with the provisions of the Law and the regulations enacted thereunder.
  2. The competent entities shall consider the Association’s opinion upon studying the setting of the minimum wages.
  3. The Association shall cooperate and coordinate with the companies and entities pertinent to the engineering works to set the minimum numbers and specializations of engineers working for such entities.

Article 7: Regulation provisions enforcement

The Board shall make the instructions necessary for enforcing the provisions of this Regulation.

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