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Graduate Engineer - Energy

Position: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Northwich, UK

Reference: KBC-2019-048

Closing date: 31 December 2019


Would you like to work for a global software and consulting company within the energy and petrochemical industries? Looking for the opportunity to work with high-performing engineering professionals developing some of the world's smartest engineering solutions for operational improvements and maximizing profits?

We provide leading software and expert consulting services, powered by the cloud to the energy and petrochemical industries. A pioneer in the development and use of simulation tools and cloud technologies, KBC offers engineering consultants room to grow. Operational experts in consulting teams develop solutions that positively impact the profitability, safety and environmental performance of our international clients through technological changes and operational efficiencies.

We are currently looking for a Graduate Engineer who will be based in our UK office located in Cheshire focusing mainly on work within our Energy Consulting team. The work will involve consultancy type tasks, carrying out energy optimization projects and assisting in the development of tools to help in these projects. The candidate may be required to visit client sites or work in our other offices. Although the work involved will mainly focus on energy projects, there may also be the opportunity to work in any of KBC’s other businesses when the need and requirement arise.

Energy Consulting

While working as a Graduate Engineer at KBC, you will complete individual tasks supporting larger projects, receive training in KBC’s suite of energy simulation tools and gain experience of different industry verticals including oil refining and petrochemicals.

You will interact with a wide range of experienced oil and gas consultants from different disciplines, often working with consultants based outside of the UK.
Initially, your tasks will include simulation, operating data analysis and optimization of a client’s operation or proposed changes to operation. Tasks will typically be completed using:

  • Petro-SIM - our leading process simulation and optimization platform
  • SuperTarget - our Pinch Analysis software
  • Excel

All of which will provide you with the opportunity to apply the problem-solving, design and engineering skills learnt during your design project to a real-life situation.

You will also be given research and development tasks to self-supervise in addition to supervised project work.

We work with the leaders in the global Energy and Chemical industries - multi-national, national and independent oil companies; integrated petrochemical and chemical producers and distributors; utility power generators and distributors.

Candidate Attributes

The candidate should ideally possess the following attributes:

  • High technical ability with an expected degree qualification of a 1st or 2.1 in Chemical Engineering
  • Highly motivated with a good work ethic
  • Good communicator and team player
  • Would like to pursue a career in energy consultancy
  • Willingness to undertake international travel to visit clients.
  • Be computer literate with established skills primarily in Excel and also other Microsoft products
  • Ideally be familiar with process simulation using commercial software – although this is not essential

KBC requests that candidates submit a copy of their CV and a covering letter by 31 December 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a phone interview. A face-to-face interview will then be requested before KBC confirm the successful candidate.

KBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation. We offer a competitive salary and are committed to equal opportunities.

Application Closing Date: 31 December 2019
Interviews: To be held January/ February 2020
The successful candidate will be confirmed before 31 March 2020
Anticipated start date – September 2020

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