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Chemical Engineering Graduate

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Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: Dorking, Surrey, GB

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 49142 

Job Category: Energy 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Graduate Process Engineer

Hatch is looking for a graduate process engineer to join our growing Oil & Gas consultancy team.


About Hatch

Our organization is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. Our global network of 9,000 professionals combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects. Our corporate roots extend back more than a hundred years, and our experience spans over 150 countries around the world in the energy, metals, infrastructure, digital, and investments market sectors. We work closely with the communities in which we serve to ensure that our solutions optimize environmental protection, economic prosperity, social justice, and cultural vibrancy.



Oil and Gas: Upstream Consultancy

Working for Hatch means working on real projects executing real, value-adding work right from the start.  This will provide immediate and on-going exposure to clients as well as providing experience of a diverse range of project types.  Our process engineers work on studies, concept, and FEED level designs for clients throughout the world.

As a graduate process engineer you may be working with HYSYS or Pro II to develop process flow schemes and heat and material balances.  Following on from this you will be responsible for PFD and P&ID development as well as sizing equipment, generating equipment lists and specifications.  Alternatively, you may be executing flow assurance work using Pipesim for steady state modelling or OLGA for transient analysis.

As part of your job, it is likely that you will be given the opportunity to travel both within the UK and internationally, including to facilities on and offshore.



Our people are our business.  For that reason, we are committed to providing training and development to help our engineers become the best they can.  This is to the benefit of both Hatch and the individual.  Full training is provided for all the tools that we require you to use, and we have very experienced engineers to guide you further in their use.

All graduates are allocated a mentor, who is an experienced member of the engineering team.  Regular review meetings allow for on-going monitoring and future planning of training requirements.

Hatch has a Professional Development Program (PDP) which focuses on Support for Chartership, Skills development and Social activities. As a young engineer you will networked with other young engineers across the globe.   



We require applicants to have a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (Merit or Distinction).


Personal Qualities:

All our early career personnel are highly qualified, enthusiastic, and talented. Hatch describes its associates as Entrepreneurs with a technical soul and we look for these qualities in all our employees.

We are looking for a graduate who can demonstrate:

  • An ability to work in a multi-discipline team to develop solutions focused on client objectives;
  • Enthusiasm for all aspects of chemical engineering;
  • A strong desire to learn and develop as an engineer;
  • A desire to keep abreast of technology developments;
  • An ability to communicate effectively with fellow engineers as well as non-experts;
  • Good written reporting skills; and
  • The flexibility to meet rapidly changing business needs.



Hatch offers attractive remuneration packages commensurate with qualifications and experience. We have flexible working arrangements and a path to other unique opportunities due to our employee ownership model. 



Dorking – office situated next to Dorking rail station (trains connecting with London Victoria, Waterloo, Redhill, Gatwick, Guildford, and Reading. Some international travel may be required.


Intake Schedule:

We intend to invite suitable candidates to interview at our office in Dorking, Surrey.  There is no official closing date for applications since the process will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  However, to improve your chances, we recommend applying sooner rather than later.





We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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