Webinar: First Steps into the Industry Session 3: Unsung heroes of the energy transition

Webinar: First Steps into the Industry Session 3: Unsung heroes of the energy transition
  • Date From 7th October 2023
  • Date To 7th October 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 10.00 MYT. Duration: 2 hours.


The First Steps into the Industry is a career mentoring series to help internship seekers, final year students and graduates explore career pathways in the post-pandemic energy industry. Session 3, hosted by Chemical Engineering Students Society, UiTM Penang Branch (ChESS UiTMCPP), focuses on the unsung heroes of the energy transition.

The forum features three young engineers, working as a field service engineer in the water industry, an environmental engineer and a safety engineer respectively. The speakers will introduce how the potential career pathways look like, provide career advice and guidance, and tips & tricks on getting a role in their respective industries.

The First Steps series is student-driven. Students and early career engineers are encouraged to ask questions and network with the speakers.


Annwar Affendi Hanafi Bin Effendie, Field Services Engineer, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Annwar is currently a Field Services Engineer at Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions, supporting customers in the oil & gas and chemical industries. Annwar began his career under the PETRONAS PROTÉGÉ-GEES apprenticeship program in offshore inspection before joining ExxonMobil as a Manufacturing Process Engineer, supporting ExxonMobil's Fawley Refinery in the UK in gas processing technologies and utilities. Annwar later found his calling in the water industry, starting off as an Application Engineer in Nalco and moving on to SUEZ. Annwar graduated with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University Malaysia in Sarawak.

Muhammad Farris Idaham Bin Abdul Rashid, Environmental Engineer, ExxonMobil

Farris is an environmental engineer at a leading global energy company. Committed to delivering sustainability and enhancing his skills in computer modeling, analytical thinking and problem-solving, he focuses on air emission estimation calculations and modeling emission control of air pollutants for various combustion and non-combustion sources in the oil and gas industry. Farris has impeccable achievements, which include a 22% reduction in carbon emissions, saving 4700 tons of CO2e against last year. He also provides innovative solutions for cost savings and the reduction of VOC emissions. As an environmentally aware individual, Farris' benchmarking methodologies and automated workflow ensure faster, more efficient emission calculations and reporting, supporting a sustainable future.

Nik Nur Liyana Rahimi binti Nik Mohd Rahimi, Process Safety Executive, PETRONAS Gas Berhad

Liyana Rahimi is a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who started working as a Process Safety Executive at PETRONAS Gas Berhad's Department of Health, Safety, Security, & Environment in April 2022. Decided on making the best of their early career journey, Liyana has attained professional certifications that typically require years of experience, including the Bronze Tripod Beta Practitioner Accreditation from the Energy Institute, and the youngest recipient of the PETRONAS Gas Business Risk Assessment Leader Certification. Liyana leads digital innovations, automating and utilizing artificial intelligence for data collection efficiency to promote risk prevention and high-level decision-making at PGB. Liyana's drive for excellence will undoubtedly enhance their contribution to Process Safety in the organisation.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the NECC Malaysia. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


10.00–12.00 MYT.


The presentation will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. We recommend downloading the app from the Microsoft website, rather than using the web portal. You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

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