Abrar Bajwa

Plant Optimisation Engineer - Grain LNG Importation Terminal, National Grid, UK

How did you first become interested in STEM as a career?
I have always wanted to be an engineer and enjoyed chemistry and mathematics at school; I was good at problem solving and liked discovering how things work. Engineers have always inspired me because they often work on interesting projects and get to travel around the world.

What pathway did you follow to get to where you are?
In secondary school I studied chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Based on my interests in Gas Processing and the Energy Sector I decided to study a BSc in Chemical Engineering specialising in petroleum and gas at a well reputed university in Pakistan. After graduating I started my career as a Process Engineer in the Gas Industry. I worked as a Shift Engineer at a Gas Processing Ammonia Plant and after gaining a few years of valuable experience I was given the opportunity to work with the world’s largest state of the art LNG terminal in the UK with the capacity to supply 20 % of the UK’s gas energy needs. Additionally I am an Associate member of Institute of Chemical Engineers UK

What inspires and enthuses you about your work and STEM?

 

"Engineers have always inspired me because they often work on interesting projects and get to travel around the world."