Energy engineers involve themselves with the production of energy through natural resources! This includes the extraction of oil and gas, as well as renewable or sustainable sources of energy, such as hydro, biofuels, solar and wind power.
Your main focus will be finding new and innovative ways to supply energy to people. This could be achieved in a number of ways, such as designing and testing machinery, developing ways of improving existing processes and researching ways to generate new energy, reduce emissions from fossil fuels and minimise environmental damage.
Your daily role as an energy technology engineer will differ. Arranging new supplies and negotiating with fuel providers, carrying out site inspections and energy surveys as well as designing and selecting what equipment you’ll be using are just a few roles. You’ll spend your time in labs too, carrying out experiments and adapting them to large-scale industrial processes.
A crucial part of the job is keeping up to date with legislation and environmental standards, and making sure all systems and processes comply with them, for the sake of our environment!
It’s a job that will certainly test your array of skills! An interest and flair in science and maths is a must, and of course, in-depth knowledge of the energy market. As you’ll be travelling to sites and negotiating with providers, good communication skills, especially oral, are a must. Project management experience, knowledge of 3D software and organisation and negotiation skills will also prove helpful to you.
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