Re: Great for this Engineer
As somebody with no engineering qualifcations nor membership of any professional body but who could call himself a software engineer, I take exception to your comment. I am perfectly competent to do my job, if I were not I would not be allowed to continue to do it. I've learned to be an engineer by working as an engineer. I don't need bits of paper with logos on them to prove that to anybody.
At the end of the day it doesn't matter what you call yourself or what your job title is. What matters is your experience and ability - which aren't proven or measured by titles or membership of organisations. I've interviewed plenty of people with proper engineerig qualifications who I wound't trust to find the on-switch on a monitor, and employed several people with no engineering qualifcations to work in jobs with 'engineer' in the title.
Someone else made the pont about public safety, yes in that case qualifications matter. In every other area a job title is just a job title, get over it, it doesn't matter.