Chemical engineers design and coordinate the construction and operation of manufacturing facilities and processes which convert raw materials into everyday products such as petrol, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals and plastics.
Chemical engineers conduct research and develop, advise on and direct commercial-scale chemical processes and production of various substances and items such as crude oil, petroleum derivatives, food and drink products, medicines, or synthetic materials. They direct maintenance and repair of chemical plant and equipment and study and advise on chemical aspects of particular materials, products or processes. Also, they design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Job activities and tasks include:
- conducting research and advising on, and developing commercial-scale chemical processes to refine crude oil and other liquids or gases, and to produce substances and items such as petroleum derivatives, explosives, food and drink products, medicines, or synthetic materials
- specifying chemical production methods, materials and quality standards and ensuring that they conform to specifications
- establishing control standards and procedures to ensure safety and efficiency of chemical production operations and safety of workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to on-going chemical reactions
- designing chemical plant equipment and devising processes for manufacturing chemicals and products
- performing tests throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables, including temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure
- developing safety procedures to be employed
- preparing estimates of production costs and production progress reports for management
- performing laboratory studies of steps in manufacture of new products and testing proposed process in small scale operation such as a pilot plant.
Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Highly specialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Detailed knowledge of research principles and methods
Detailed knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
Detailed knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
Advanced knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
Advanced knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
Advanced knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively managing highly complex ethical issues
Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
Advanced skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate high-level recommendations and/or alternative scenarios
Manage high level relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
Substantial skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
Conceptualize and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience
Advanced negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and highly complex work achievement
Manage sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
Work with others to develop innovative solutions to highly complex, unpredictable and unfamiliar problems
Communicate with authority and influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
Highly developed specialist oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to develop, initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues
Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to develop and establish new policy directions
Highly developed advanced organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Usually work standard hours, but may be called in to meet demanding deadlines. Those with responsibilities for continuous process plants may be on call 24 hours a day. Some may work shifts during the commissioning of new plants. Workplaces range from laboratories and processing plants to engineering design offices and research institutions.
Bachelor degree in chemical engineering or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.
Required Work Experience:
ADNOC, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
Higher than the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Chemical engineer - Fuel technologist - Plastics technologist - Refinery process engineer
Examples of some related occupations:
Agricultural engineer - Chemist - Civil engineer - Environmental engineer - Industrial engineer - Materials engineer - Materials scientist - Metallurgist - Patent examiner - Petroleum engineer - Physical science technical officer - Production manager (manufacturing) - Production or plant engineer - Project engineer - Development engineer - Engineering scientist - Process control engineer - Process development engineer - Refinery process engineer
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Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi