Company: Wood
Skills: IT - Programming & Database
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for a proactive individual who has the data privacy knowledge and systems experience, to become our Data Privacy Lead, based in the United Kingdom. The position will report into the Data Protection Officer (DPO), and supports Wood's compliance with privacy regulations globally, such as the UK Data Protection Act and GDPR. The role will focus on personal data processing activities, Data Protection Impact Assessments and achieving a company culture in which Privacy by Design is recognised and applied. The Data Privacy Systems Lead will work in close collaboration with both the IT and HR department internally. The key areas of activity for this position include:

  • Operating and managing the OneTrust system, acting as subject expert and:
    • ensuring appropriate assessments are issued on time
    • ensuring assessments, the OneTrust system and Wood's privacy assessment procedure is regularly reviewed and updated to take account of industry best practice and changes in data protection law
    • producing systems maps and reports on the information held within OneTrust
  • Build strong collaborative networks with IT, Development and Technology, and HR contacts who work on systems sharing updates and improvements
  • Produce guidance and training to support the independent completion of assessments by Wood responsible people
  • Support the completion of assessments by business functions, becoming a knowledge expert in at least one of Wood's global systems
  • Assist depending on urgency and other priorities, in the investigation of incidents and other duties of the privacy team


Skills / Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level

Knowledge, skills and experience:



  • Knowledge of data privacy including the UK Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Familiarity with OneTrust privacy systems, or similar system
  • Proficient with Microsoft Project, powerpoint, Excel and accustomed to self-teaching on other IT systems
  • Strong organisational skills and able to convince people to meet deadlines and contribute high quality, relevant materials
  • Experience in successful stakeholder engagement

Personal attributes:



  • Solutions orientated and problem solver
  • Self-motivated, resilient team player who can motivate others and proactively move tasks forward
  • Flexible thinker who can adapt as required
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Good attention to detail whilst maintaining an appreciation of the broader picture
  • Ability to work as part of a team that serves the whole of Wood
  • Ability to self-direct own work tasks and meet agreed deadlines
  • Able to work at multiple levels of the organisation including with senior management
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and on own initiative
  • Driven and decisive - able to escalate as necessary
  • Ability to work across global timelines and with diverse groups


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.