Company: Wood
Skills: Civil Engineering, Engineering Manager, Structural Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Hampton, New Jersey, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Fired heaters are the engines that drive many process industries, and Wood is seeking a Manager of Engineering to join Wood's Technology and Products team and address the challenges of the energy transition and sustainability. The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of 10 years of relevant structural and/or mechanical engineering experience. The position is located in Hampton, NJ.

Role Overview

The Manager of Engineering is responsible for managing the engineering and design group of the Fired Heaters group, which performs structural/mechanical design calculations and develops design drawings for Fired Heater projects. In addition, the Manager of Engineering interfaces with internal and external project stakeholders, and may be required to act as the engineering lead on projects.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage, lead, support and supervise the engineering and design group and its workflow
  • Review and approve calculations prepared by engineering staff
  • Prepare structural and mechanical design calculations and design packages
  • Review and approve drawings prepared by design staff and suppliers, including shop drawings
  • Review and interpret code requirements and customer specifications
  • Manage key stakeholders (management team, clients, suppliers, contractors) in the execution and delivery of contracted activities
  • Identify areas of risk, risk mitigation, and improvement opportunities, particularly with respect to safety
  • Resolve difficult technical and other issues which are non-recurring and occasionally unique
  • Develop and retain motivated and competent people
  • Travel to client locations for meetings and jobsite inspections both domestically and internationally (15% - 20% travel)
  • Liaison with affiliate worldwide Fired Heater groups on practices and standards
  • Participate in industry association activities (API, ASME, etc.)

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical engineering is preferred. Fired Heater/Reformer or similar industrial equipment experience is strongly preferred, including design of structures, tubes support castings, and piping
  • Management experience is preferred
  • PE License is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Understanding of the business aspects of Lump Sum equipment supply is preferred
  • Oil and Gas industry experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant codes (API, AISC, ASCE, AWS, ASME etc.)
  • Proficiency in STAAD or other structural analysis software
  • Familiarity with MicroStation, AutoCAD, or other design software
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling software
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multicultural team and business environment
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Authorisation to lawfully work in the United States without sponsorship from Wood is required

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 40,000 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.