Company: Wood
Skills: Production Technologist, Mechanical Technician
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for Competence Specialist candidates with a production / mechanical background interested in a potential Technical Competence Specialist opportunity working 3 days a week.

The Technical Comptence Specialist will be responsible for:


  • Supporting and assessing our Competence Assurance Management Systems and programmes
  • Carrying out Assessment and Verification of portfolios
  • Inputting into the continuous improvement of our competence assurance systems and processes
  • Assisting with audit and other key tasks related to client and other 3rd party relationships
  • Contributing to developing and retaining motivated and competent people


• Assure and support competency delivery within projects
• Support delivery and input into competence targets - monthly, quarterly and annual
• Carry out assessment and verification of portfolios
• Support employees undertaking Assessor and Verifier qualifications
• Support employees undertaking Supervisory Management Training Development qualifications
• Mentor and support Apprentices and Improvers
• Monitoring standards to ensure compliance with National, Client and Corporate standards
• Participate in NOS reviews and development for their particular discipline
• Advise sites on competence and training issues ensuring consistency of approach
• Carry out Professional Competence Discussions
• Regularly review and update Competence portfolios to ensure validity of plant and equipment
• Assist in the development of new in-house standards for the UK region
• Liaise and support sites with personnel development matters
• Assist with carrying out onshore competence assessments
• Work in conjunction with Skills Pool Team to review and update WOOD centres procedures and processes
• Support the development of technical role profiles and the development of specific job descriptions
• Support and assist with annual occupational competence assessments
• Active Monitoring L4 assurance (active monitoring where we have a duty of care when our employees
are working directly under our clients management systems)
• Provide general advice and support as part of a multi-disciplinary team

NB: Additional contract specific requirements will apply depending on the contract the Competence Specialist is assigned to.

Skills / Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:



  • 9DI-A1 Assessor or D32/D33
  • L&D 11-V1 Verifier or working towards or D34
  • Operations or Maintenance N/SVQ

Minimum Experience:



  • Understanding of the Competence & Skills Pool team and its role in Competency Management and compliance
  • Demonstrable experience in a competence related role

Job-Specific Skills:



  • Working on own initiative
  • Strong negotiator
  • Excellent presentation and oral communication skills
  • Good coaching and mentoring skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Use of IT to develop efficient processes
  • Prioritisation of workload to meet deadlines


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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