• Olivier Massol, Scientific Assistant to the Director of IFP School, and Omer Rifaat, a graduate of the Master of Energy and Markets (class of 2015), have just co-authored the article "Phasing out the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy insights from a world helium model", published in the scientific journal Resource and Energy Economics.

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Processes and Polymers

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A few first jobs:

Production engineer in petrochemical complexes: assists the operational manager, ensures day-to-day technical management of the unit, and is the liaison with development, research, logistics and other departments.

Process development engineer: ensures a process technology watch and anticipates future needs ensuing from technological and regulatory changes, helps plants and contributes to experience sharing between sites, participates in R&D programs by providing process skills, and maintains contacts with the company's various entities.

Process engineer (in a large engineering firm): sizes petrochemical, polymer and refining units (equipment, instrumentation and piping), simulates and optimizes operation of the units using a number of industry-specific software programs, and participates in various project reviews (HAZOP, etc.) and unit startups.

POLY Job opportunities

Process engineer (engineering department in a petrochemical complex, a refinery and an R&D center): monitors one or more complex units, and in conjunction with the operator, participates in technical monitoring, in operations optimization and in investment projects to improve operation, safety and security.

Product development engineer: ensures a product technology watch and anticipates future needs by maintaining a customer focus, conducts assistance assignments on customer premises, participates in R&D programs by providing product skills, and maintains contacts with the plant's various entities.

Product manager (in plastics processing): participates in the drafting of the specifications for manufacturing new products and searches for materials and conversion technologies likely to meet specifications from an economic standpoint.