Senior/Lead Onshore Pipeline Engineer

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a Senior/Lead Onshore Pipeline Engineer to join its Specialist Engineering & Consultancy (SEC) Group focusing on onshore Energy Transition and Energy Security linear asset projects within our Consulting Division.


This role will be based in our Staines office with hybrid working available; however, we recognise the value of remote 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


The Senior/Lead Onshore Pipeline Engineer will report to the Onshore Pipelines Manager and focus on the execution of pipeline and other linear asset projects in line with the discipline design instructions, quality plan, and technical work practices and procedures on onshore pipeline projects for oil and gas, hydrogen and carbon capture service.


This position is a key technical role within our Energy Transition and Energy Security organisation and the ideal candidate will be technically strong and have experience within the CCUS, oil and gas and/or water pipeline industries.

The role offers a high-profile position in a highly visible and motivated team, with the exciting opportunity to be part of a significant growth group with ambitious plans


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.


Our clients range from both major and independent operators of onshore oil & gas and clean energy facilities such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and windfarms, through to suppliers, fabricators and EPC contractors. We execute projects from concept through detailed design, construction and commissioning on a world-wide basis. We our proud to be working on projects that support the energy transition journey, enabling a more sustainable future for us all. 


What we can offer

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across the energy sector
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant
  • 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
  • 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 lifestyle
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business

The successful candidate should be able to perform the below duties and responsibilities;

  • Lead/carry out and take technical responsibility for onshore pipeline design on nominated projects
  • In-depth knowledge of international pipeline design codes including ASME B31.4 and B31.8. Familiarity with IGEM TD-1 and PD 8010 is an added advantage
  • Interface directly with client pipeline engineers and project management
  • Undertake pipeline routing and perform pipeline design calculations using Wood and Client design methods, standards and data, to a high quality and in accordance with project requirements
  • Check and approve all calculations performed by senior pipeline engineers
  • Take responsibility for the development of other pipeline documentation including Design Basis, Detailed Engineering Calculations & Reports, Stress Analysis, Engineering Specifications, Data sheets etc by other pipeline engineers
  • Ensure that Wood and Client’s Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Management procedures are complied with
  • Provide assistance to other disciplines and participate in review meetings, in accordance with project requirements
  • Ensure that work is completed within schedule and agreed budgets
  • Support bidding activities as required  
  • Support internal development and continuous improvement activities as required

Skills / Qualifications

You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that’s understandable.  However, we’d still like to hear from you.  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.  So even if you feel you don’t have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges….do apply.



  • Civil or mechanical engineering degree qualified. Other disciplines with suitable onshore pipeline design experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Experience as a Senior/Lead Engineer or Principal Engineer on a major Pipeline Project
  • Requires previous experience on the mechanical and civil design and construction of onshore pipeline projects and the project execution strategies associated with pipeline procurement and construction
  • Proven track record in FEED and detailed design experience
  • Able to develop pipeline installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance analysis and procedures
  • Experienced in the use of pipeline design software (AutoCAD, Microstation, CAESAR II, MATHCAD)
  • Sound appreciation of material selection, process design and HSEQ aspects of oil and gas design and ability to develop material specification



  • Chartered engineer status preferred
  • Understanding of the UK’s permitting process is an advantage.


We offer the opportunity to work on prestigious world-wide projects and the potential for personal growth within an expanding organisation. As the role requires a significant amount of interaction with various stakeholders, a good standard of spoken and written English is needed. Please note that we are ideally looking for someone who is already living within a commutable distance of the office, and applications will only be considered from individuals entitled to live and work in the 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.


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