Petroleum Engineer Jobs
How to Enter
Due to complex nature of a Petroleum Engineer’s role, many New Zealand employers look for candidates who hold a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in either Chemical, Materials and Process Engineering or Natural Resources.
The typical job responsibilities of a Petroleum Engineer can often include any of the following:
- Researching and developing ways to improve factory and chemical processes, such as methods of removing impurities in fuels
- Developing and researching new production materials and procedures
- Monitoring, reporting and reducing the environment impact of factory processes
- Creating reports and proposals for factory costs, efficiency and improvements
- Overseeing technicians and factory operation staff
Many Petroleum Engineers can progress their careers by moving into management or Project Management positions after a few years’ experience. However, once they have become an expert in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineers can also become consultants at engineering consultancies or lecturers at polytechnics and universities.
Entry: 45K – 75K per annum (NZD)
Senior: 100K+ per annum (NZD)
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