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How to become a Gas Engineer

Gas Engineer

Career progression and salary expectations for a Gas Engineer


Gas Engineer

| Up to £30,000

The role of a Gas Engineer

Are you good with your hands? Are you forever fixing things? You should become a Gas Engineer…

Gas Engineers install, service, maintain and repair gas appliances. They could choose to specialise in installation or service, but whether it’s a gas fire or cooker in a home, a heating system in a large office building or even the gas systems for an industrial estate, it all comes under the remit of a Gas Engineer.

Typical duties for a Gas Engineer may include:

  • Installing or repairing appliances to deliver gas
  • Maintaining or replacing faulty systems
  • Cutting, bending and joining pipes and fittings
  • Providing cost estimates to customers, and talking through additional cover and insurance options
  • Carrying out tests, checking for gas leaks and ensuring all repairs/installations are up to code
  • Ensuring all safety requirements are met accordingly
First and foremost, you need to be a practical person. It is a skilled trade and you will need highly developed technical skills and a strong attention to detail.

This is a very physical profession, so you should also be prepared for a large degree of manual work. Manual dexterity will also be a key attribute for any aspiring Gas Engineer.

Other key skills include:

  • Highly developed technical and mechanical skills
  • A good level of mathematical ability
  • Exceptional communication skills, especially when dealing with the general public
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work individually and maintain concentration for large periods of time
"I've always enjoyed maths and problem solving, and becoming a Gas Engineer seemed like a perfect fit. I get to talk to customers every day, but also get stuck-in doing a job that is both physically and mentally rewarding. The best part is, I'm constantly learning. I've been doing this for nearly eight years, and there’s still always something new to know. I wouldn't change it for the world."

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