Chemical Process Engineer
Process Engineers are responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and improvement of large equipment and facilities which are used for processing and producing oil and gas - either onshore or offshore.
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- Carries out technical studies and make recommendations for improvements which will increase productivity or equipment performance.
- Undertakes front-end engineering design work.
- Takes part in risk assessments, study work and plan modifications or equipment.
- Provides technical support to on site personnel.
Process Engineers support the plant equipment both onshore and offshore to ensure that it remains efficient and productive.
Process Engineers can work for a range of companies including companies who own or manage production facilities (known as Operators), Service Companies and Engineering Consultancies.
- Degree in Chemical Engineering or similar technical discipline.
- Willing to become a Chartered Engineer (a professionally recognised qualification)
- Willing to and has the ability to gain offshore safety training and Medical Certificate
- Work experience in a similar role gained during University/study
£27,000 - £40,000
£60,000 upwards (once Chartered)
Through your career you might progress to become a Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer or a Consultant.
It may also be possible to become a Team Leader or Manager.