Company: Wood
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for an Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our renewable centre of excellence based in Glasgow. We have an exciting portfolio of projects in the clean energy sector and are looking for candidates who can support our expanding engienering team.

The renewable centre of excellence is based in Glasgow; however, we recognise the value of remote and hybrid working so are open to applications throughout the UK.

Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

The Role

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a passion for renewable energy who has a relevant engineering degree, accredited for membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, having achieved or working towards Chartered Engineer status. Ideally you will have a working knowledge of multi-megawatt wind turbine technology and industry practices, and a demonstrated track record of delivering high quality assessments in the renewable energy industry but we will also consider candidates who have relevant transferrable skills from other industries.

Our Clients and Projects

It's a future for all of us. We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.

We service a varied client base worldwide, including World-class private developers (major and independent), investment banks, utilities & power generation companies, pension funds, Technology Innovation and Research Centres - to name but a few. We provide value add services bespoke to the clients' requirements across; technical specialists, project management, owners engineering through all the phases of the project lifecycle. Our specialisms across the renewables sector include; onshore and offshore wind, green hydrogen, solar, grid, storage and infrastructure. The work that we do for our clients is key to making the energy transition possible.

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
  • Competitive salary with regular salary 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), 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
  • 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 typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.

The principal responsibility of this post is leading the delivery of technical tasks such as:
  • Technology and supplier assessments for onshore and offshore multi-megawatt wind turbines and other renewable energy technologies
  • Developing contract and technical requirement specifications for wind turbine supply and wind farm engineering, procurement and construction contracts
  • Evaluation of tenders and negotiation for such contracts
  • Inspecting, evaluating and reporting on the completion status and quality of multi-megawatt wind turbines on sites during construction and operation
  • Advising on risk and interface management
  • Evaluating and providing input to Basis of Design and Front End Engineering Design studies
  • Developing assessment tools to support technical and risk evaluation
  • Preparation of high quality technical reports for issue to clients
  • Leading and/or participating in client calls and meetings

Other key responsibilities include:
  • Supporting construction and safety management, and ensuring that contractual requirements are fulfilled through a combination of site presence, inspections and document reviews
  • Advising on mechanical engineering aspects of wind turbines and other renewable energy technologies
  • Management of projects and work packages to meet quality, time and budgetary objectives
  • Client-facing business development and project management
  • Preparing proposals, cost estimates and commercial terms for Wood's commissions

Supporting responsibilities of the post will include:
  • Witnessing inspections and tests, with occasional site engineer assignments
  • Supporting development and implementation of management processes
  • Supporting team development, including professional mentoring
  • Assisting with the development and expansion of long-term client relationships

Skills / Qualifications

At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. Even if you feel you don't have every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world's most critical apply.

  • Clear understanding of engineering principles, supported by practical engineering experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language
  • Strong organisational, team working and influencing skills
  • Understanding of relevant safety regulations, good practices and engineering standards
  • A flexible and proactive approach to completing work
  • An interest in renewable energy and / or sustainability
  • A relevant engineering degree, accredited for membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, having achieved or working towards Chartered Engineer status

  • Previous relevant working experience in the renewable energy sector
  • Working knowledge of multi-megawatt wind turbine technology and industry practices
  • Evidence of completion of engineering tasks, project management and delivery on wind energy projects
  • Experience of undertaking inspections of multi-megawatt wind turbines and their associated manufacturing facilities
  • Experience of development or operation of renewable energy projects, or transferable experience from power, offshore, or other relevant industries
  • Relevant design, manufacturing, construction or operational experience
  • Commercial understanding and experience
  • Relevant training in project and safety management
  • Knowledge of forms of contract and/or experience in contract negotiations
  • Willingness to travel (UK and worldwide), including possible site assignments up to 25% of time
  • Valid driving licence for use in UK

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.