Journal key to chartership

Tyler Stewart joined PIM in 2012 on a summer placement during his Chemical Engineering Masters Degree. He then returned to PIM as a Graduate Integrity Engineer in 2013 once he had completed his studies. Seven years on Tyler is now one of PIM’s Senior Integrity Engineers and has just been awarded Chartered Engineer status by the Energy Institute.

Tyler provides some advice for anyone considering applying to become a Chartered Engineer.

“I’m passionate about my job, PIM and the integrity management sector of the oil and gas industry. The work we do plays an important role in maintaining a safe and sustainable future for the energy industry. There is always work being done, documentation being developed and activities carried out which aim to make further improvements in our industry. I want to be part of this. For me, getting my chartered status is validation of my competence, it also clearly demonstrates my commitment to learning and willingness to go the extra mile to achieve my goals.

“The process of becoming chartered is quite intense so it needs to be something you are committed to seeing through. One of the best pieces of advice I could give someone looking to go through the process themselves is to keep a work and professional development journal.

“When I first joined PIM as a Graduate Engineer, my mentor Roddy Milne encouraged me to do this. It was a massive help when completing my application, I found it helped me to reflect on how much I have done in my career to date and also reminded me of skills I had forgotten about. It was also useful for highlighting gaps in my knowledge and experience.

“I’m delighted to have achieved my goal of becoming chartered, I like to keep progressing and know that I am challenging and subsequently improving myself.”