Works manager at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS) (Vz, Vm, Vnp)
A works manager at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS) is a person who meets the prescribed requirements and is entered in the register of works managers at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS).
Persons shall be entered in the register who have successfully passed professional examination for a works manager after having acquired adequate formal qualifications and gained at least three years of work experience, who took out the adequate liability insurance for damages, and who are not prohibited from practising the profession.
The works manager is responsible to the contractor of construction works for the completed works’ compliance with the design documents, the regulations specifying in detail the essential and other requirements, as well as the regulations governing safety and health at the construction site.
Responsible works managers are certified in individual professional fields as follows:
- mechanical engineering;
- electrical engineering;
- technology, forestry and safety at work;
- geotechnology and mining;
- fire protection.
Depending on the type of the structure or the works, a different level of education is required for works managers. Accordingly, the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS) classifies the profession of a works manager into:
- Vz – Works Manager – first-cycle study programmes
- Vm – Works Manager – higher technical education
- Vnp – Works Manager – secondary technical education
|Work carried out by works managers certified in individual professional fields:||Vz||Vm||Vnp|
|Management of the whole or a major part of construction of COMPLEX structures||X|
|Management of the whole or a major part of construction of LESS COMPLEX structures||X||X|
|Management of particular works in COMPLEX and LESS COMPLEX structures||X||X||X|
|Management of construction of UNCOMPLEX structures||X||X||X|
By entry in the register of works managers at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS), the applicant acquires the professional title of works manager. Active works managers, as well as non-active works managers, are kept in the register.
The register includes the persons who have acquired at least the secondary education, then gained three years of work experience and passed the professional examination. They have liability insurance for damages taken out and are not subject to the prohibition of practicing their profession. Persons are entered in the register also on the basis of a decision on the recognition of professional qualifications.
After passing the professional examination, persons submit their application for entry in the register of works managers at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS) on the prescribed form.
When the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS) establishes that the applicant meets the requirements for entry in the register, it enters the applicant, issues a certificate of entry in the register, and assigns a unique identification number, which does not change until the person has been removed from the register.
Exception: suspension of professional title
A person who does not have an employment relationship concluded with an economic operator, does not practise a profession as a sole proprietor or who has no liability insurance for damages taken out can be entered in the register of certified engineers upon request. On the basis of the decision, the Chamber shall enter the suspension of the professional title in the register.
Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad
There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU: