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Position: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATES - January Start Location: Billingham The Catalyst Technologies business of JM within the Efficient Resources Sector (ENR) is a global supplier of catalysts, absorbents, additives, licensed technologies and other se

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Chemical engineering

Helping you find a career as a Chemical engineer

A chemical engineer is involved in the design and development of a diverse range of products, specialising in how raw materials are employed in the production of products.

What does a Chemical engineer do?
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Making sure products are manufactured safely and professionally

  • Maintaining production equipment

  • Designing, installing and commissioning new production plants

  • Troubleshooting problems in production

  • Applying new technology

  • Researching new products

  • Ensuring that safety regulations are met
What skills and interests should an Chemical engineer have?
  • An understanding of the principles of engineering

  • An aptitude for mathematics and chemistry

  • Project management skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team

  • Capacity to motivate and lead a team

  • Strong IT skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Creative and innovative thinking
What hours does a Chemical engineer typically do?
Typical working hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, although some overtime may be required.
What environment is a Chemical engineer based in?
You will be based in a lab, office or processing plant.
How much does a Chemical engineer travel?
You may be required to travel at certain stages of a project in order to visit construction sites. If you work in a global manufacturer, overseas postings may be a regular occurrence.
How much does a Chemical engineer get paid?
Graduate starting salaries are in the region of £28,000. With experience chartered chemical engineers can earn up to £70,000, however, salaries will vary according to location and sector.
Perks & benefits
Jobs are widely available across the country as process plants are located in many industrial areas throughout the UK (particularly in Scotland, the Midlands and north of England).

Career prospects are strengthened by the attainment of chartered status (CEng). The dynamic nature of the industry will provide you with a variety of skills which you can take to more senior roles or other industries. You may become a project manager, move to specialist roles, or move to commercial areas such as technical sales and supply chain management.
What qualifications does a Chemical engineer need?
The most straightforward route to becoming a chemical engineer is to have your degree accredited by the Institute for Chemical Engineers, or IChemE (see below for relevant degrees). To become chartered, you will need to have studied at Masters level.
Useful subjects to study at school & university
Degrees in the following subjects will be useful:
  • Applied Chemistry

  • Biochemical/Process Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Nuclear Engineering

  • Polymer Science/Technology
Further reading
Employers will generally look for graduates with appropriate work experience and may favour candidates from their own placement schemes. Many university departments offer assistance in securing industrial placements.

Visit the IChemE website for more information.

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