Energy Engineer

Energy Engineer Job Description

An Energy Engineer Is Involved With The Production Of Energy Through Natural Resources, Such As The Extraction Of Oil And Gas, As Well As From Renewable Or Sustainable Sources Of Energy, Including Biofuels, Hydro, Wind And Solar Power.

Energy Engineers Are Focused On Finding Efficient, Clean And Innovative Ways To Supply Energy. They Work In A Variety Of Roles Including Designing And Testing Machinery, Developing Ways Of Improving Existing Processes, And Converting, Transmitting And Supplying Useful Energy To Meet Our Needs For Electricity.

They Research And Develop Ways To Generate New Energy, Improve The Efficient Use Of Energy Through Reducing Emissions From Fossil Fuels, And Minimise Environmental Damage.

Energy Engineer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • arranging new supplies and negotiating tariffs with fuel providers;
  • designing and selecting equipment;
  • using mathematical and computer models to carry out design and specification calculations;
  • contributing to sustainable energy initiatives and researching new energy methods;
  • keeping up to date with legislation and environmental standards and making sure systems and processes comply;
  • carrying out lab experiments and adapting them to large-scale industrial processes;
  • preparing detailed schedules of work, feasibility studies and cost estimates;
  • negotiating service agreements and managing associated costs and revenues;
  • liaising and negotiating with fuel providers, specialist contractors, geologists and other relevant organisations;
  • carrying out site inspections and energy surveys;
  • monitoring new technologies or applications, and developing performance indicators;
  • developing technical expertise in all matters to do with energy and environmental control. 
  • being part of designing, developing and building renewable energy technologies;
  • combining renewable energy production with existing power systems;
  • checking site and ground conditions for the installation of renewable technologies, such as wind turbines;

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