Profession energy engineer

Energy engineers design new, efficient and clean ways to produce, transform, and distribute energy to improve environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. They extract energy through natural resources, such as oil or gas, or renewable and sustainable sources, such as wind or solar power. 

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Energy

    Power capacity in the form of mechanical, electrical, heat, potential, or other energy from chemical or physical resources, which can be used to drive a physical system.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Energy market

    The trends and major driving factors in the energy trading market, energy trades methodologies and practice, and the identification of the major stakeholders in the energy sector.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

Skills

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

Optional knowledge and skills

electricity market oversee quality control operate steam turbine test procedures in electricity transmission operate automated process control shift energy demands design automation components wire harnesses inspect overhead power lines use personal protection equipment adjust voltage electric current maintain photovoltaic systems mechanical engineering monitor legislation developments analyse experimental laboratory data electricity provide information on solar panels heat transfer processes fuel gas ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures security requirements of goods transported via pipelines electric generators advise on waste management procedures supervise crew change power distribution systems fluid mechanics coordinate electricity generation transmission towers respond to electrical power contingencies energy transformation environmental engineering promote innovative infrastructure design identify customer's needs monitor electric generators heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration parts gas market solar energy develop strategies for electricity contingencies operate hydraulic machinery controls zero-energy building design renewable energy technologies energy performance of buildings develop electricity distribution schedule thermodynamics pollution prevention read engineering drawings cad software maintain electrical equipment advise on environmental remediation fossil fuels ensure equipment maintenance automation technology liaise with local authorities use testing equipment analyse energy consumption design principles monitor nuclear power plant systems manufacturing of steam generators draw blueprints ensure correct gas pressure inspect facility sites promote sustainable energy run simulations identify energy needs types of wind turbines pollution legislation calculate solar panel orientation types of pipelines inspect building systems wear appropriate protective gear hydraulics maintain concentrated solar power systems carry out energy management of facilities waste and scrap products ensure compliance with gas distribution schedule ensure compliance with environmental legislation develop environmental remediation strategies monitor automated machines inspect underground power cables fuel distribution systems design thermal equipment inspect industrial equipment manage electricity transmission system design drawings quality standards troubleshoot manage engineering project design solar energy systems manage environmental impact of operations develop energy saving concepts examine engineering principles adapt energy distribution schedules test samples for pollutants power engineering assess environmental impact design electric power systems create autocad drawings pipeline transport regulations; manage workflow processes ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations supervise electricity distribution operations promote environmental awareness create designs for pipeline engineering document analysis results test gas purity provide information on wind turbines perform risk analysis advise on environmental risk management systems design utility equipment analyse energy market trends electrical engineering electrical power safety regulations ensure safety in electrical power operations supervise gas distribution operations use thermal analysis advise on heating systems energy efficiency refrigerants electrical discharge use cad software resolve equipment malfunctions electricity consumption perform maintenance on installed equipment ensure compliance with safety legislation natural gas develop hazardous waste management strategies test pipeline infrastructure operations ensure compliance with electricity distribution schedule report on fuel distribution incidents environmental legislation advise on pollution prevention conduct engineering site audits monitor waste treatment equipment develop gas distribution schedule types of photovoltaic panels perform project management manage gas transmission system make electrical calculations assess financial viability monitor utility equipment industrial heating systems gas consumption mitigate environmental impact of pipeline projects report test findings develop waste management processes maintain solar energy systems develop non-hazardous waste management strategies