Janiv Shah

Associate Technical Professional

"After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, I wanted to work for a global company which provided working solutions across a wide range of projects and sectors."

After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, I wanted to work for a global company which provided working solutions across a wide range of projects and sectors. After starting as a Process Graduate on the IChemE accredited Graduate Scheme at KBR, I have had various opportunities to train and develop as an engineer through the endless support of mentors on my path to achieving Chartership. For an effective transition from University to professional life, KBR runs a month-long Graduate Training School to define key KBR work methods and help build on theoretical knowledge.

I am a first year Process Engineering Graduate on the Graduate Scheme; which involves rotations across different disciplines. Still on my first rotation, I am on a Pre-Execute project based in Azerbaijan. My daily tasks include liaising with clients, P&ID development, report writing, process simulation and the sizing of key unit equipment. Due to the project requirements, I am split between Greenfield and Brownfield objectives, which have allowed for a steep learning curve across the process side of the project. Currently, I am working pump sizing and equipment interface for an offshore platform.

Networking is encouraged and promoted and I have been appointed Treasurer of the IMPACT group; an organisation for engineers with less than 7 years of experience. Lunch and Learns, site visits, networking and social events are just some of the activities IMPACT deliver. I have also been involved in One Ocean, which involves leading weekly sessions at nearby schools to improve awareness and highlight the threats of plastic in oceans, whilst encouraging solution-based thinking.