CO2 Flow Assurance Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Additional Work Locations
AU-VI-Melbourne | AU-QL-Brisbane | AU-SA-Adelaide | AU-NS-Sydney | SG-Singapore
Department / Discipline
Process Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for an experienced CO2 Flow Assurance Engineer. Wood provides independent consulting services for Energy and Flow Assurance and is recognised as a world leader in its area of expertise. To support the continued growth, We are searching for a solution-orientated and creative engineer who has the technical knowledge and people leadership skills to play a leading role in the evolving energy transition market as a CO2 transport specialist, as part of the Intelligent Operations business unit.


We are actively applying our multi-disciplinary consulting skillset towards the Energy Transition challenges, particularly CCUS and hydrogen. We are technology focussed and need the sharpest consulting engineers with both the innovative attitude and imagination to realise this ambition. The successful candidate will experience fast-paced, challenging and fulfilling working environment.


Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.


You must have:

  • A solid career foundation in flow assurance and process engineering for hydrocarbon systems
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and / or operation of CCS systems, be familiar with different elements of the value chain and have a focus on CO2-rich fluid transport and storage
  • Extensive experience in addressing challenges associated with transport of CO2-rich fluid, including phase equilibria and thermodynamics, thermophysical properties of such fluids and the impact of impurities, thermo-hydraulic aspects and chemical reactions
  • Full familiarity with existing process and flow assurance modelling tools, and technologies and their limitations specifically for CO2-rich fluid modelling
  • An integrated systems focus with demonstrable knowledge of the upstream (process) and downstream (wells, reservoir) aspects and the ability to manage multiple interfaces
  • Familiarity with CO2 / CCS industry standards, codes and good practice guidelines
  • Customer focus with client-facing experience, proven study management and delivery to budget and schedule expectations
  • Strong influencing skills, specifically for clients and or external parties
  • The ability to build and maintain effective relationships, internally and externally
  • A demonstrable background managing teams and mentoring junior / intermediate engineers

Further areas of technical experience are desirable:

  • H2 transport modelling, blending analysis
  • Cryogenic transport experience (LNG, ammonia, liquid H2)
  • Operations experience

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

  • Drive excellence in the execution and delivery of contracted activities
  • Assist with winning and delivering consultancy services
  • As a lead specialist engineer - ensure CO2 transport projects, are designed, and developed to the highest standard
  • Responsible for meeting discipline cost and schedule requirements in production of deliverables, coordinates own work schedule, and prepares progress
  • Responsible for the checking or approval of simulations, calculations, and deliverables in accordance with Wood procedures
  • Perform steady state and transient flow simulations for on gaseous and dense phase / supercritical CO2-rich fluid systems
  • Support and lend expertise to wider flow assurance delivery (H2, oil, gas/ condensate systems, water injection, chemical injection, etc)
  • Represent Wood in front of customers (project / study management and support in developing strategic relationships with clients)
  • Contribute to proposals
  • Supervise and coach junior / intermediate engineers

Skills / Qualifications

Level 6 Bachelors (minimum) or Level 7 Masters (preferred) Degree in an engineering discipline, including chemical engineering, flow assurance, mechanical engineering.


Chartership, Professional Engineer (PE) status or equivalent relevant professional license/registration from a recognised national or industry engineering institution is desirable.


To be successful in this role, the following skills and experience will include: 

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, tenacity and have excellent communication skills
  • Significant experience (typically >10 years) in design and/or operation of subsea or onshore pipeline systems and fully familiar with different elements of the CCS value chain from process to pore
  • Fully familiar with challenges associated with transport of multiphase, hydrocarbon and CO2-rich fluids, including fluid mechanics, phase equilibria and thermodynamics, thermophysical properties of such fluids, chemical interactions, key flow assurance risks and integrity risks
  • Fully familiar with existing fluid modelling tools/ thermodynamic engines e.g. Multiflash or PVTSim (preferably the former) flow assurance modelling tools (OLGA, PIPESIM, LedaFlow, etc)
  • Strong technical writing skills, specifically for issuing project reports to clients and or external parties
  • Ability to assist with identifying and pursuing new business opportunities

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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