Principal Process Engineer - Wastewater

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting a Principal Process Engineer specialising in industrial wastewater treatment on a permanent staff basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving resolution of technical issues and developing complex wastewater treatment and water recovery and reuse process designs across a varied and interesting diversity of projects.  Our ideal candidate is experienced in developing industrial process wastewater treatment designs within the onshore oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical sectors


If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this is the opportunity for you, and we encourage you to apply. Wood is committed to providing an atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career.


We are seeking people with the following skills:

  • Deliver feasibility studies to solve complex wastewater treatment and water reuse challenges to meet stringent environmental requirements
  • Create process wastewater treatment designs for Pre-FEED, FEED and EPC projects
  • Develop the basis of design, undertake detailed calculations to develop the design and the heat & material balance and be responsible for the accuracy of these calculations
  • Prepare Process Flow Diagrams, Equipment specifications, Process Descriptions and P&IDs for review and approval
  • Perform safety related calculations and provide input to Hazops, SIL and other safety reviews as directed
  • Undertake process design work as required and check work on the project as appropriate
  • Ensure a high standard of safety is achieved and Environmental and Quality Assurance procedures are followed
  • Ensure that design methods, standards and data used conform with Client's requirements and / or those issued by Wood
  • Execute process engineering activities within the budget and schedule, as well as maintaining technical integrity of the designs
  • Contribute where necessary to review of supplier quotations and reviews of the project 3D CAD model
  • Participate in technical meetings and handle discussions with client engineers
  • Assist as required in the preparation of Operating Manuals
  • Support staff development through mentoring and evaluation



Skills / Qualifications

  • Chemical Engineering Degree
  • Chartered Chemical Engineer status (desirable)
  • Experience of working on FEED and EPC projects for onshore oil and gas and petrochemical projects
  • Proven core Process Engineering skills, including industrial wastewater design experience
  • Skilled in resolution of technical process design issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational awareness
  • Ability to respond to customer needs whilst achieving project and corporate objectives
  • Display analytical and innovation skills to manage new technology

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.

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