What does a Chemical Engineer do?

Chemical engineers apply principles found in the STEM fields, including chemistry, biology, physics, and math, to solve problems in the production or use of products. They transform raw materials into practical, everyday items including food, clothing, drinks, or energy.

Chemical engineers apply their learned STEM-related skill sets across a spectrum of consumer and other sectors including technology, food and drink, recycling, or treating disease. Chemical engineers are also responsible for the design process and the equipment often used in large-scale manufacturing plant and pest production methods. With basic training in math, engineering, physics and in-depth knowledge and understanding of chemistry and biology, they also influence various areas of technology by rethinking design processes for production, transformation, and for the transportation of materials. Chemical engineers have a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or related fields.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
14%
2 - 4
55%
5 - 7
16%
8+
15%

Common Skill Sets

Continuous Improvement
Lean Six Sigma
Problem Solving
AutoCAD
Microsoft Office Suite
Sealants
Black Belt
Excellent Communication

Chemical Engineer Seniority Levels

L2
Chemical Engineer
£36,521/yr
Engineer
16% made the transition
Project Engineer
22% made the transition
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Chemical Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£36,521 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £37K
£61K
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