Chartered energy engineers work in the natural energy
field, on the sourcing, production and use of oil and gas.
Renewable energy engineers focus on alternative
energy sources such as wind, solar and wave power.
They hold senior positions, either heading a team of
energy engineers or having a key post in the team. They
have expertise in electrical, electronic, mechanical and
civil engineering, and are involved in developing and
maintaining power stations and the machinery used in
alternative energy sourcing and production.
Chartered energy engineers construct equipment designed by engineering designers, and conduct testing and make modifications prior to installation and running. This involves extensive use of computer technology.
They can also be involved in operating and maintaining existing equipment, and may undertake research into their effectiveness. Some work for university or government research departments.
Working hours are flexible according to priorities and
deadlines. Work at weekends or on a shift system may
Work can take place indoors or outdoors. Indoor working is likely to be in a power station, laboratory or workshop. Strict safety procedures will be observed.
To be a chartered energy engineer you need:
In addition, European language skills may be an advantage, particularly if working on a transnational project.
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