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.