Company: Wood
Skills: Design Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Ware, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

We are committed to providing the best possible project delivery to our clients across the Life Sciences sector, ensuring that they have well engineered plants capable of performing world leading production and research for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

Wood has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Civil Structural Designer to support on a large scale EPC Contract delivering engineering capital projects to a global pharmaceutical client based in Ware, Hertfordshire.

Ideally, you will have extensive experience in Pharmaceutical / Oil & Gas / Petrochemical industries and extensive technical knowledge and problem solving skills. You will be able to demonstrate clear and practical decision-making skills which are required to ensure the delivery of challenging project and client targets. Clear and effective communications are essential, both written and oral.

What we can offer
  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across renewables and emerging energy sectors
  • 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
  • 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

Work Scope
  • Prepare Civil & Structural models in E3D & TEKLA, including steel frameworks, foundations, culverts, retaining walls
  • Preparation of civil general arrangement drawings and details
  • Preparation of structural general arrangement drawings and details
  • Preparation of reinforced concrete layouts, details and bar bending schedules.
  • Preparation of underground layouts, drainage electrical and all other utilities.
  • Prepare and issue drawings in line with project schedule.
  • Prepare and issue Hazard Elimination and Risk Reduction Register in accordance with CDM Regulations.
  • Liaise with other disciplines in the preparation of models and support requirements.
  • Ensure all work to be carried out with a positive attitude towards safety, both in design and in the office environment
  • Provides technical support and guidance to junior designers
  • Checking of drawings/models in accordance with Work Practises, standards and client standards
  • Coordinates with other disciplines as and when required
  • Maintain project familiarisation with the project Discipline Design Instruction
  • Participates on Model Reviews as and when required
  • Report changes to the Lead Designer/Lead Engineer

Skills / Qualifications

  • HNC in Civil Engineering
  • Previous Experience in Pharmaceutical / Oil & Gas / Petrochemical or related industries
  • Extensive experience in E3D including DRAW is required
  • Extensive experience in TEKLA is required
  • Extensive experience in AutoCAD is required
  • Extensive experience of Navisworks
  • Extensive experience in utilising and interrogating laser scan point clouds (LFM & recap format)
  • Working knowledge of drainage design and SuDS is preferable

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.