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

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Approve engineering design

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

  • Perform scientific research

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

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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