Plant Engineering

Plant Engineering is an organisational approach where facilities are divided into logical systems and a single engineer is responsible for approving all activities impacting his or her assigned system(s).

Description:

Plant Engineering is an organisational approach where facilities are divided into logical systems and a single engineer is responsible for approving all activities impacting his or her assigned system(s).

There are two main roles within this profession; Equipment Engineer and System Engineer. Both roles hold equal importance and are vital in delivering key work. Equipment Engineers are responsible for specific equipment which can range from sensitive Radiometrics right through to Pumps, Motors and Gas Turbines and includes significant civil infrastructure and building structures. The System Engineer considers the whole system from a holistic point of view. They understand how each piece of equipment affects their system’s design intent and ensure the systems maintain within their operational and safety requirements

Typical roles and responsibilities:

Responsibility starts on day one of the graduate scheme within Plant Engineering. You will be assigned specific tasks and be expected to contribute to real work. Responsibility increases as you develop your skills and knowledge. You also have the option to complete secondments within Design and Technical departments, it is expected that you will return to the Plant Engineering Profession to fulfill either a System or Equipment Engineering role, where you will be able to develop and demonstrate your technical expertise in your given area.

On the Graduate Scheme you will have the opportunity to input into your own career path. Within the Plant Engineering Profession you will be allocated either role, from which you will receive training and on the job experience enabling you to fulfil the role upon leaving the scheme.

Progression possibilities:

Progression through the graduate scheme is staged with time served. Graduates should expect to see their responsibilities increase and supervision decrease as they move through the scheme. The advantage of Plant Engineering is that it has clearly defined lines for progression. This could be by changing between Equipment and System Engineer roles to taking on more complex systems which can see you with increased responsibility and scope to move up through higher management roles.

There are opportunities within the teams to gain line manager experience for other Equipment and System Engineers. The work you will experience is directly aligned to UK SPEC supporting progression towards IEng and CEng; for which there is an active expectation that individuals shall progress to achieve professional registered status.

Suitable degree disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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