Company: Wood
Skills: Construction Engineer
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Reading, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

The preferred partner for delivering digitally enabled capital investments with low carbon solutions.

Wood's Projects business unit specialises in delivering predictable and consistent results in high complexity projects that include new technology, challenging construction logistics and, or sheer scale. Just like the nature and expansiveness of our sectors, so is our Projects business, in its solutions, abilities and global track record. Across any major capital project lifecycle, we provide a full suite of solutions from programme and project management, to engineering and design, procurement, construction and project delivery.

Powered by a global team of more than 12,000 people, we deliver some of the world's boldest and most critical projects in many diverse and evolving sectors, including:
  • Upstream / Midstream / Downstream Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Industrials & Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Government services

The Role:

We are recruiting for a Senior Construction Engineer to be based in the Home Office in Reading. The ideal candidate will be part of the Construction Engineering Team and will report directly into the Construction Engineering Manager supporting Project Construction Managers and will be responsible to manage and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with Contractor, Client, and subordinates.

This role is suitable for a Senior Construction Engineer or someone who is looking to further develop their career into construction management.

Willingness to undertake business trips and assignment is a necessary part of construction execution and the role requires candidates to be supportive of this.

Responsibilities will include;
  • Carry out construction feasibility and method studies
  • Establish in conjunction with planning group realistic schedules for construction activities
  • Support the Construction Manager in the development of the contracting philosophy for the project. Ensure contract deliverables, documents and specifications are produced to meet the needs of the project schedule
  • Produce and develop plans, drawings, specifications, requisitions and bid summaries for all temporary facilities and construction equipment required within the scope of services
  • Develop temporary facility layouts, lay-down facilities, heavy lift and transportation, and heavy load and traffic movement studies, as required by the Construction Manager
  • Develop transportation, lifting schedules and classifications from early project information in conjunction with the Construction Manager and Wood procedures
  • Review the project estimate to ensure the completeness of scope and correctness of construction input
  • Identify construction deliverables to suit the project requirements and control and schedule them using the Wood Document Management System (WebDMS)
  • Review the project requirements, and the constructability checklist to identify critical execution issues, and develop the overall schedule and the construction execution plan
  • Review the model Safety Plan and Instructions to Contractors, incorporate project specific requirements as required. Approve and issue site safety procedures and work practices for the project in conjunction with the Construction Manager
  • Review the model Site Quality Plan, Instructions to Contractors and other quality procedures and incorporate project specific requirements as required. Issue the site quality plan and procedures for the project
  • In conjunction with the Materials Coordinator monitor the shipping/delivery forecasts to ensure the project schedule is met
  • Fully brief the Construction Engineering Manager on the shipping logistics from the works to the installed position for 'out of gauge' cargoes
  • Provide Home Office clarification on issues raised at site by communication with other involved Home Office departments as necessary
  • In conjunction with the Commissioning group define the systems required by Commissioning, and the groups of systems required for Operations. In conjunction with Project Control, agree practical dates for turnover of the systems, and groups of systems, setting realistic milestones for the Construction Contractors to achieve
  • Maintain the necessary records to ensure quality assurance requirements are met
  • Assist in the training of Construction Engineers
  • Liaise with field staff on construction engineering matters

What we can offer
  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across the energy transition, emerging and conventional energy sectors
  • A caring team culture; we support each other professionally and personally, encouraging knowledge sharing across all areas of the business
  • Energy Transition Academy; join a community of experts sharing your knowledge and gaining more exposure to a variety of existing and emerging energy systems - delivered by experts in their field
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive renumeration package with regular reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Flexible benefits package inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays),plus the potential for one additional 'flex day' per month. Further benefits include a generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Global connections ; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

If all of this sounds good to you, review the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.

Skills / Qualifications

You may read these details and consider not applying because your knowledge, experience and skills base doesn't fully cover every item listed, and that's understandable. However, we'd still like to hear from you. At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. So even if you feel you don't have everything listed, but think you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world's most critical challenges and grow your apply.

  • Engineering degree
  • Qualification in HSE preferred e.g. NEBOSH
  • Experienced in downstream oil and gas EPC and FEED
  • Major Client experience e.g. Shell, Exxon Mobil, Aramco / AOC, SABIC, KNPC, ADNOC etc
  • Hands on experience of Advanced Work Packaging or similar
  • Hands on experience of Completion data systems e.g. CoConsole, GoCompletions
  • Hands on experience of planning construction logistics and execution including heavy lift, plot layout and access, temporary facilities and site workforce and plant movement
  • Ability to lead construction constructability

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 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.