Company: Wood
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood are recruiting for a Graduate Mechanical Engineer for our Brisbane office. The role will be within our Operations business which delivers integrated, agile and intelligent solutions to manage our clients' assets.

Across more than 20 countries, our 15,000 strong team delivers solutions to optimise our world's critical assets. From maintenance, modifications, brownfield engineering, asset operations and management to completing the lifecycle with decommissioning.

Partnering with our clients, we unlock transformative solutions to reduce carbon emissions, increase efficiency through technology deployment, and deliver exceptional and predictable results.

What will I do?

There are a variety of tasks and responsibilities you might be assigned however, some common tasks that many of our graduate engineers perform include:
  • Assisting senior engineers with projects: You may be asked to help with research, testing, or other tasks related to ongoing projects.
  • Learning Wood processes and procedures: It's important to understand how Wood operates and the specific procedures and protocols you'll be expected to follow.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams: Engineering projects often involve multiple disciplines and teams, so you may need to work with colleagues from other areas of Wood.
  • Designing, developing, and testing new products: Depending on your field and the business unit you're in, you may have the opportunity to participate in the creation of new products.
  • Debugging and troubleshooting: If a product or system isn't working as intended, you may be called upon to help identify and resolve the problem.
  • Preparing reports and presentations: You may need to communicate your findings and progress to your team, manager, or other stakeholders.
  • Continuously improving your skills and knowledge: The engineering field is constantly evolving, so it's important to stay up-to-date with new developments and best practices.

So what do you get in return? Our graduate value proposition (GVP):
  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • A positive and inclusive work culture
  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth
  • Access to our global mentoring program
  • Experience working on globally advance projects working with reputed industry leading clients, where you will work alongside passionate & talented mentors locally & globally
  • Be a part of a value driven culture | Care, Commitment, Courage
  • Continuous support & offer of further professional development
  • Join a growing internal graduate network through social events, lunch and learns, network events etc.
  • Flexible work hours, the option to work from home or remote work options, to accommodate your needs and lifestyle
  • Health and wellness program such as mental health support, complementary income protection insurance and discounted health insurance.
  • Employee perks and discounts such as our employee discount shopping site

What happens after I apply?

Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed by one of our Early Careers team members who manage each of our regions. If your application is shortlisted, we will get in touch with you for a Video Interview, where you'll get the chance to introduce yourself and make another positive impression on both our Early Careers team and hiring managers.

Skills / Qualifications

What we look for in these roles:
  • Completed your Mechanical Engineering degree by the end of 202 3 or earlier.
  • Attention to detail: You will be responsible for creating detailed designs and specifications and must pay close attention to detail to ensure the accuracy and safety of the work.
  • Teamwork: Most engineering projects require collaboration and teamwork, so strong interpersonal and collaboration skills are essential
  • Adaptability: Engineering is a constantly evolving field, and as a graduate engineer you should be able to adapt to new technologies and techniques.
  • Problem solving: Engineering often requires finding creative solutions to complex problems. Good critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills are highly valued.
  • Communication skills: The ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner is important for a graduate engineer. This includes the ability to write reports, give presentations, and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical colleagues.
  • Continuous Learning: Technologies and methodologies are constantly changing so staying up to date is an important attribute
  • Creativity: have that innate ability to "think outside the box"
  • Analytical ability: ability to think analytically to fully define a problem and develop solutions suited to the problem.
  • Logical thinking: ability to understand how a system works, what can go wrong and how to fix it. This requires the ability to think logically and evaluate and understand each element that makes up the system
  • Leadership: well-developed "human skills" so you can smoothly perform non-technical duties.
  • Respect for health and safety protocols: this is more of a requirement than a skill but adherence to policies that aim to eliminate or mitigate risk is a necessity.

You must also upload your resume and academic transcripts to be considered.

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.