Company: Wood
Skills: Security
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Security Manager to work in one of our UK locations to cover the Europe & Africa region. This is a key role ensuring that Wood maintains compliance and emergency preparedness across the region

Under the guidance of the VP Security, the Security Manager oversees the execution of the company security strategy. They will provide guidance, perform security risk assessments and physical security reviews of company sites, emergency preparedness program evaluations as well as developing and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies


  • Assists the VP Security in providing security input and approval for High risk business travel as well as bids in Medium risk or above
  • Integrate, at the regional level, the security policies, systems, processes and procedures, aligning with and taking into consideration the business / project strategy, the customer and the prevailing threat
  • In line with the company security strategy, embeds the security risk assurance process in assigned businesses, and conducts site visits to ensure implementation
  • Monitors security risk control effectiveness and initiates improvement interventions
  • Audits organizational capacity and capability assigned to manage security - related operational risks and provides feedback as needed

  • Upholds and promotes the company's Core Values as a Group HSSE&S representative and senior safety leader and particularly when visiting operations and client sites
  • Monitors, supports and coaches company Emergency Management Teams within assigned region

  • Develops and delivers ongoing Security Awareness Programs for all employees to brief them on security risks, and their responsibilities towards security
  • Assists in the identification, selection, training and mentoring of Security Focal Points in assigned businesses
  • Provides travel security advice and training to personnel through presentations, information sessions and other means

  • Briefs the VP Security on regional threat developments, as well as new country entry security risks and their required controls
  • Formally and informally reports findings from operational reviews
  • Responsible for regular liaison and engagement with company management teams within the assigned region as directed by the VP Security

  • Creates and maintains strategic and operational relationships with relevant government, emergency response, security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • Builds relationships with client and contractor security teams to learn and incorporate best practices
  • Partners with IT function to develop comprehensive security strategies to protect the intellectual property of the company

  • Ensures the company identifies and understands the security - related risk and the required mitigation strategies for high risk, non - permissive, and complex operating environments
  • Conducts field visits to locations where current or future operations will be conducted to develop in - country knowledge and relationships with asset protection / security experts, first responders and travel enforcement agencies

Skills / Qualifications

  • Good experience of security and emergency / crisis management
  • Fluent written and verbal English language skills
  • Proficiency to speak, read, and write fluently in a second language relevant to the region of responsibility (preferrable)
  • Frequent travel is a key component of this role as is the need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the business within the region
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearances

Job specific experience:
  • Leadership within security or security - related roles, preferably within the resource / energy / engineering sector
  • Working with integration teams
  • Previous consulting and project management experience (preferable)
  • Procurement of security services

Knowledge of:
  • Geopolitical environment and cultural awareness of assigned region
  • Industry knowledge of oil & gas, mining, power, clean energy, renewables, environment & infrastructure
  • Security and Emergency Management industry best practices
  • Risk management
  • Incident response
  • Contracting process
  • Travel security
  • Executive protection
  • Investigation procedures
  • Logistics

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 consulting and engineering 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 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.