Matthew

Metallurgy

"Besides the engineering challenges, KBR also attracted me because of its social and community work through its young engineering “IMPACT” group."

I wanted to work for a company that gave me the broadest scope for my career development. Thanks to KBR’s global presence and its recognised graduate scheme, I felt that joining KBR gave me the best possible opportunity to develop my engineering and personal skills.

The graduate training scheme is structured around giving a graduate as much experience as they can cope with. I am encouraged to identify opportunities enabling me to work on a range of projects, including Refineries, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Plants. These projects have enabled me to extend my technical knowledge and given me an appreciation of some of the commercial, economic and management considerations that affect all engineering projects. KBR has been the perfect platform for me as a young engineer to develop my engineering skills further and gain the right level of experience post University.  

Besides the engineering challenges, KBR also attracted me because of its social and community work through its young engineering “IMPACT” group. IMPACT is a company initiative for people with 0-7 years’ experience in the industry and is responsible for Community programmes such as school visits and charity events, Social events, the Summer BBQ and the Christmas Ball, and learning opportunities such as lunch and learn lectures and site visits. Within a few months of joining the company, I participated in the Active Cup run by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). This is a competition held against teams from other companies within the industry which simulates a full construction project from a management perspective. This was a great chance to develop new skill and to network with other engineers in different fields, made all the nicer as we won the cup. I have also been the Lead for the Charities and Community team for IMPACT. This has been a much more people-focused role which has also been very useful experience and will assist me when I apply for Chartered Engineer status.

At the moment I am currently working on a number of projects including the Johan Sverdrup Field in Norway for Statoil AS.      

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