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All new buildings require proper insulation and thermal insulation engineers are needed in construction and building services to fit insulation materials around pipes, boilers and heaters to keep the heat in or in the case of refrigeration and air conditioning, to keep things cold. It is a job that requires practical skill and good knowledge of industrial materials and insulation measures.
Thermal insulation engineers usually work in large-scales construction projects such as in factories, businesses, power stations but also on houses. It is an important job as there is a big demand for effective insulation measures, especially in order to save energy.
Thermal insulation engineers will measure, cut and shape certain materials to fit around water pipes, boilers and or other systems in order to conserve energy. They are also responsible for protecting the finished job by covering the insulation in metal or other material layers.
Thermal insulation engineers need to have a range of different skills, including the ability to understand construction plans and drawings, and an in-depth knowledge of insulation materials and processes.
The job can be quite varied, as there can be a lot of work travelling from different projects. Employers might be big contactors or smaller sub-contractors that need engineers to work on new buildings or refurbishment projects.