Project Engineers within the energy industry will manage the engineering and technical aspects of projects, including preparing and managing budgets, understanding and promoting health and safety regulations, prioritising and organising project tasks to meet deadlines and identifying problems and finding solutions. They will also ensure team members have a clear understanding of the priorities of the project and will review work schedules to ensure maximum use of resources.
To get into this role you will require a degree in subjects such as:
- Construction project management
- Engineering project management
- Electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering
- Environmental engineering
You will usually need:
- At least 2 A levels or equivalent
Work experience will be beneficial and will give you skills and knowledge which will help when applying for jobs. You may be able to get a placement as part of your course some of the larger companies such as Shell and BP offer summer placements and one-year internships.
Career Path and Prospects
With experience you may be able to work up to a senior position which may mean moving to a larger company or relocating.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Good at problem solving
- An analytical mind
- Good technical abilities
- Good IT and numerical skills
- The ability to work to deadlines
£25,000 to £60,000