Career in the energy professions is comparatively new in this area number of jobs
are available for the qualified professionals. It is a global industry and helps
the society to generate renewable and sustainable energy and fuel to make our life
easy and long. Many graduates and post graduates scholar are entering in this sector
for employment. An estimate states that global workforce in the energy sector has
crossed 6 lakhs mark. One can chose it as a career if he loves challenges, travel
and has the research acumen.
People who are pursuing their studies can specialize in energy related topics as
it is blend of various subjects. Some details are as under Physics-Focus on geophysics
and geo sciences Mathematics-Operation Research and Optimization methods Chemistry-Atmospheric
composition, Polymer sciences, Physical and Numerical Chemistry, Hydro carbons.
Metallurgy and Substance Engineering-Composition of matter and its properties.
Mechanical Sciences-SOM (Strength of Material), Internal Fluid Science Chemical
Engineering and Sciences: Heat transfer, Aero and Thermodynamics, Chain reaction,
Cracking, Knocking etc.
One can specialize in this domain in their courses like B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Tech, M.Tech
and Ph.D. to utilize the knowledge and skills to work in the sector.
Skill Set Required:
As it is a specialized domain one must be a subject matter expert in whatever discipline
he or she is focusing into. data interpretation, research skills, quantitative and
qualitative analytical skills, time management, reject management skills and team
behavioral skills help one to excel in this field. Knowledge of various software
packages for research and data sampling should be there. Drafting the proposal,
detailing and observatory competencies play a crucial role in the industry. These
skills can be developed with hard core discipline, dedication and right practice.
Being a global industry it provides opportunities to work nationally and internationally
both. There are various sectors where one can make his fortune as:
- Waste Management
- Disaster Management
- Nuclear Energy
- Oil and Gas sector
- Renewable and Sustainable Energy
- Defense Research Wing
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Educational institutes
One can work on several designations like:
- Technical Assistant
- Petro Physicist
- Energy Executive
- Laboratory Coordinator
- Chemical Engineer
It is a sector where one can expect excellent salary packages. Starting salary may
range between Rs.15000 to Rs.25000.Although with good educational degrees better
salaries can be earned up to Rs.60000 a month. With experience and knowledge salary
increases with growth and promotion. One should hold good skills and qualification
for earning higher salaries.
Energy sector has been recognized as a high potential career option with a special
focus on national and international exposure’s lot of companies like Indian Oil
Corporation, Reliance Energy, Cairn Energy, Bharat Petroleum(BP),Shell etc are hiring
energy professional into various departments like research and development centers,
energy conservation, renewable energy, chemical engineering division and others.
This is a global field and diversified jobs are coming up where one can try to start