Principal Process Engineer

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Process Engineer to join our team in Melbourne. The successful candidate will act as a focal point and shall be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing a major segment or technical aspect of the engineering related activities within a project.



  • Provides process engineering expertise to the client who is highly capable of leading a high performing process engineering team as a focal point on the design of a major project.
  • Provides process engineering services to the client, ranging from conceptual, front-end, detailed design and close-out activities for the timely delivery of project deliverables.
  • Monitor and control manhour budgets against the project plan
  • Completes a variety of complex process engineering studies, philosophies, computations, calculations, HYSYS and UniSim simulation (steady & dynamic) modelling, P&ID’s, PFD’s, heat and material balances, etc
  • Participates in all hazard identification, technical safety and risk workshop reviews
  • Must be familiar with relevant codes, client Design Specifications and procedures, and have a thorough working knowledge of the latest design and analytical techniques

Skills / Qualifications

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills are essential
  • Ability to build and sustain customer relationships
  • Conveys a professional image with customers
  • Familiar with applicable industry codes and processes
  • Should have over 12 years of post-graduate experience, with 9 years in the Oil & Gas / Petrochemical industries, including 3 years as Senior Engineer
  • Prior experience on ammonia nitrate as well as carbon capture projects highly regarded
  • Experience generating engineering estimates and quotations
  • Liaison with the other disciplines, clients’ engineering and production personnel to ensure consistent basis for all input parameters
  • Prior experience in HAZOP, HAZID, SIL/LOPA, MAE workshops
  • Prior experience with HYSYS and UniSim
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise critical path deliverables
  • Relevant Engineering Degree (eligible for membership to Engineers Australia)
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Victoria) preferred but not mandatory

Candidates must have full work rights in Australia to be considered for this role. 


If you’re an experienced Principal Process Engineer, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today.  


Apply now and take the next step in your career with this exciting opportunity.

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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