Company: Wood
Skills: Process Management
Experience: 20 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Tucker, Georgia, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting employees in its rapidly growing Pulp and Paper business, for a Process Consultant - Papermaking Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Base office locations: Tucker (Atlanta), Georgia, Greenville, South Carolina, or Vancouver, British Columbia. A balanced level of office versus remote working is anticipated.

Wood will consider other geographical locations across both North and South Americas, with candidates' ability to travel as needed.

The role for a Papermaking SME is to provide Pulp and Paper process leadership during front end study work on projects of paper and paperboard manufacturing systems and has a strong influence in the overall development and execution in a project's full life cycle. In this position, the SME provides process consulting and engineering expertise in conceptual studies, feasibility analysis, construction grade scope and estimates, detailed design, start-up, system optimization, and troubleshooting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Papermaking expertise in both external client projects and internal guidance to Wood colleagues and junior engineers
  • Lead Papermaking project staff and teams in delivering world-class project delivery solutions for studies and capital projects and programs
  • SME will have lead process role in studies, from conceptual through to feasibility definition
  • SME will have staff consulting engineering roles in detail design phases of projects. Activities will range from design basis definition through equipment selections and detail design guidance to process and project engineers
  • Roles in consulting studies are anticipated, include troubleshooting, optimization concepts, and due diligence assignments. Assignments may include Process Lead Engineer.
  • Support to business development, proposals, and sales teams is anticipated, leveraging one's expertise and network relationships.
  • Lead with Wood's health, safety, security, and environmental procedures and intervene with appropriate action
  • Business travel is expected for SME roles, and amount will vary with assignments. Full time secondment roles are not expected
  • As a senior consulting engineer, mentoring of younger staff is critical for expertise and knowledge growth in Wood's capabilities in the FI sector


Skills / Qualifications


  • BS degree or higher in engineering with a preference for Pulp and Paper Science, Mechanical, or Chemical disciplines
  • Minimum of twenty (20) years in the Pulp and Paper Industry, manufacturing or consulting engineering roles preferred.
  • Extensive Papermaking machine equipment, systems design, operations knowledge, and experience as the basis of SME role. Focus is on packaging grades but includes the range of paper and specialties products. Topic areas include stock preparation, including recycle fiber processing, through machine winder
  • Strong network and relationships in the Pulp & Paper Industry
  • Passion for safety and environmental stewardship in all that you do
  • Experience in supporting roles of business development and sales is a strong plus
  • Experience should include proven examples of the candidate's ability to lead teams in process consulting and engineering activities that deliver safe, quality projects within contractual obligations both on time and within budget
  • Comfortable and proficient in communicating in both written and verbal forms with client's senior and project management, client operations and project staff, internal engineers and designers, vendors, construction staff, and the like
  • Preference to have process simulation skills and familiarity with common software tools
  • Proficient with Microsoft 365 suite of apps

Authorization to work lawfully in the US or Canada without sponsorship from Wood is required .

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.