Company: Wood
Skills: Engineering Manager
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Staines-upon-Thames, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an PURF Engineering Lead with extensive experience in major upstream oil and gas projects. This role will be based in our Staines office.

This role will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of Engineering excellence through:


  • Achieving project completion to the project specifications on schedule
  • Being accountable for the quality of PURF Engineering activities
  • To support various packages in ensuring that the engineering team is adequately manned in respect of the required technical capabilities, ability to meet the technical engagement needs of the Contractor(s) in the day to day execution of the Engineering scope
  • Providing Engineering expertise to the Package and Project Teams
  • Supporting team department members
  • Participating in audits as required
  • Executing assigned scopes of work
  • Participating in the coordination of project workshops such as HAZIDs, HAZOPS, Risk workshops, etc
  • Providing sound technical advice and solutions to a diverse technical problems that may arise within the various packages
  • Engaging with project HSE and Quality teams
  • Coordinating the treatment of TQ's and Contractor generated MOCs (this can be managed in collaboration with the individual Package Leads
  • Co-ordinating with other disciplines during all stages of design development.
  • Actively engaging in the interface management process

  • Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

    The PURF Engineering Lead is Responsible for:



  • Supporting ongoing tendering process to ensure technical alignment between Tenderers and Company prior to request for final offers
  • Ensuring that all engineering deliverables associated with the various packages to meet project specifications and objectives
  • Actively engaging with the project engineering activities and particular where technical challenges requiring resolution have been raised
  • Ensuring that the Engineering execution of the PURF and GPP packages effectively engineered and that Company's technical support team is able to:
  • Review all Contractor generated Engineering Deliverables,
  • Monitor Contractor's Engineering progress
  • Monitor Contractors Engineering team make-up to ensure adequacy of resourcing (quantity and competency)
  • Ensuring that Safety in Design and is incorporated into the Contractors Engineering deliverables
  • Ensuring that Constructability/Installability is incorporated into the Contractors Engineering deliverables
  • Providing continued support during the installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning stages of the project
  • Participate in audits as required.

    Subject Matter Expertise:



  • Demonstrable expertise in engineering design, managing and collaboration with discipline engineers relating to the engineering of: flexibles, rigid flowlines, concrete weight coated pipelines, umbilicals, fibre optic cables and subsea structures as they relate to Detail Design, Fabrication, Installation, Commissioning, Start-up and Operation
  • Expert awareness of international codes and standards
  • Expert knowledge of design deliverables associated with Subsea systems, offshore large diameter export pipelines, deepwater rigid flowlines with DEH and flexible flowlines, and Umbilicals
  • Active participation with and coordination of Management of Change (MOC) and Technical Query processes run by Contractors .
  • Actively maintains own competence according to standards and pursues continuous professional development
  • Self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, initiatives and industry technology developments
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the technologies, techniques, design and installation requirements
  • Contributing to project workshops


  • Provide planning, CTR and schedule data as required
  • Providing engineering support to the project teams

    Skills / Qualifications

  • BEng or equivalent, and Chartered Engineer or recognised equivalent experience
  • Must have a considerable amount of O&G experience with previous experience in a similiar type role
  • Self-motivated and able to clearly communicate with Client and contractors at all levels
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the team Values through leadership and setting the example for:
  • Trust and openness
  • One team approach
  • Respect & professionalism
  • Commitment and accountability
  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Safety
  • Communication with stakeholders

    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.