Senior / Principal Project Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Project Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has an opportunity for a Principal Project Engineer to join our team in Staines on a staff basis. You will be required to help support delivery of engineering excellence in the assigned project through coordinating and delivering work during the Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) phase – both to schedule and in accordance with applicable procedures, specifications and standards.

  • Fully understands technical work scopes including commercial aspects and has working knowledge of specifications and standards
  • Understands the concept of customer satisfaction and able to deliver to internal customers, including other Engineering disciplines
  • Understands and knows how to apply the procedures and work practices which define and govern Engineering Management and Project Engineering deliverables
  • Understands the importance of Project Engineering deliverables documents and the need for accuracy and timely issue Commercially astute and able to implement Change control
  • Has a good knowledge of standards, procedures and work practices; follows project execution flow chart; good skills in project and technical execution
  • Competent at managing technical matters and interfaces with Third Parties
  • Accountable for providing quality input to the design to deliver the required operability and maintainability of plant and process equipment
  • Supporting the progress of operational readiness for commissioning, start-up and operation
  • Provide input to FEED, including participation in HAZOPs/LOPAs, operability reviews, as well as PFD, P&ID, constructability, interface, and model/layout reviews 
  • Support delivery of the Operations Readiness Plan (ORP)

Skills / Qualifications

  • NVQ Level 3 in Process Operations or equivalent
  • Have experience in an appropriate industry (ideally in one or more of Oil & Gas, LNG & GTL, Refining, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Power)
  • Good understanding of technical work scope, key dates and milestones
  • Good communicator verbally and in written form
  • Strong planning, organising and execution skills
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Works effectively as a member of a team
  • Thinks strategically, able to plan and lead change
  • Builds collaboration and influences others to collaborate

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy 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.

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.


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