Licensed professional engineers work in a range of industrial fields, including oil/gas and chemicals, by designing, creating, and implementing various instrumentation and control mechanisms for operation within these fields.
These engineers may be provided a budget to develop the most efficient, but cost-effective methods of creating machinery, and this includes staying up-to-date with all of the field's latest developments. Though some of the work is done independently, most is in collaboration with multiple parties, so strong teamwork skills are important for this position.
Licensed professional engineers may work directly for companies with ongoing projects or for consulting companies which develop equipment for clients. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is generally required, and some employers may prefer applicants with master's degrees. Advanced computer skills and experience with 3D computer programs may be necessary in order to draft ideas. These engineers may also need a portfolio of past work involving instrumentation and controls. Jobs are generally full-time positions, though some may be on a per-project basis.
Much of the work is done indoors, but may also include visits to the field to gain insight and data for projects. Current state licensing must be held prior to working as a licensed professional engineer.
Licensed Professional Engineer Tasks
Conduct site surveys, document requirements and work with clients to determine needs.
Know, utilize and enforce standards, including material tolerances and local codes.
Identify, resolve and document problems and coordinate solutions.
Utilize software to create engineering drawings, specifications and documentation.
Work with other teams and clients to deliver quality designs and products.