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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting a Senior Process Engineer on a contract basis to support our site-based Engineering team in Ware, England for a minimum of 12 months.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for aspects of the process design in a multidisciplinary site team servicing several projects on an operational pharmaceutical production facility.

We are looking for engineers with the drive and commitment to make a genuine difference to our performance on projects across the full life cycle, from studies and FEED to detailed engineering, to ensure that Wood continues to delivering quality projects to our client's requirements. Applicants with technical skills and experience in this market should apply.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supporting the multidiscipline engineering team on the delivery of site based projects. Ensure completion of tasks as assigned by the lead engineer
  • Lead the process design activities on smaller scopes ensuring that design meets contractual, safety and quality requirements and is delivered on time and within assigned budgets
  • Understand the technical and commercial risks associated with project scopes and manage these risks through execution
  • Ensure that designs satisfy all operational and safety requirements. Ensure a high standard of safety is achieved and Environmental and Quality Assurance procedures are followed
  • Execute assigned tasks within the budget and schedule, as well as maintaining technical quality of the submitted work
  • Complete checking of calculations and deliverables as assigned. Ensure the checking of calculations and project deliverables is in accordance with Wood procedures
  • Provide direction and guidance to junior members of the site-based team to help them complete assigned tasks
  • Complete and/or check sizing calculations including: compressible and incompressible hydraulics, vessels, tanks, pumps, control valves and instrumentation. For Brownfield site modifications complete rating and sizing calculations for pumps, control valves, heat exchangers etc
  • Prepare relief calculations and other safety related calculations
  • Prepare critical process deliverables: Basis of Design, Process Flow Diagrams, Mass and Energy Balances, Equipment specifications, Design Philosophies, P&IDs, Line lists, Tie-in Lists
  • Communicate effectively within a multi-discipline design team to complete assigned tasks
  • When required, provide input (and close Process actions) related to HAZIDs, HAZOPs, LOPAs, and other safety reviews as directed
  • Participate in technical meetings with multi-discipline team and Client to complete tasks
  • Contribute where necessary to review of supplier quotations and reviews of supplier documentation to ensure it fulfils the project requirements
  • Complete continuous improvement and professional development to meet the requirements of assigned tasks or understand new technology

What we can offer
  • Join an experienced team who take pride in supporting each other and sharing knowledge and experience across engineering disciplines
  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across Life Science sectors
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • 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

Skills / Qualifications

  • Chemical Engineering Degree
  • Chartered Chemical Engineer status preferred
  • Experience of working on FEED and EPC projects associated with Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Energy or Chemicals sectors
  • Experience in Carbon Capture and/or Hydrogen considered to be a bonus
  • Experience of delivery of Brownfield and Greenfield projects
  • Proven core Process Engineering skills and demonstrable design experience
  • A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational awareness. Ability to self-improve and develop knowledge and skills required to fulfil role
  • Demonstrate an understanding or project delivery to take ownership of tasks and understand the and impact on other deliverables and disciplines

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.