Principal Project Engineer

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for Principal Project Engineer for Kolkata office on permanent roll.


  • Deputize for Project Engineering Manager and undertake planned Project Engineering Manager responsibilities where authority is appropriately delegated
  • Review progress regularly with Lead Discipline Engineers and Area Project Engineers, understand key issues preventing progress and assist in resolving these issues
  • Appraise Project Engineering Manager of all issues impacting on quality and key issues affecting progress; Coordinate engineering change management activities across the whole Project
  • Generate Project specific procedures and instructions relating to Project Engineering
  • Arrange and chair overall plot plan review. Ensure that notes and actions from this review are taken and issued promptly
  • Arrange and chair weekly Project Engineering meeting. Ensure that notes and actions from these meetings are taken and issued promptly
  • Attend weekly Lead Engineer’s meeting, Mechanical Design Review, Constructability Review
  • Setup and update of DMS for Project Engineering
  • Coordinate Engineering input to document distribution matrix and ensure matrix is regularly reviewed and updated
  • Identify filing systems requirements and ensure these are properly documented
  • Coordinate the capture of all engineering lessons learned ensuring that these are submitted into the Company system for corporate review
  • Monitor status of actions arising from QA and departmental audits and expedite their closure where required
  • Assess individual performance and identify training requirements. Perform staff appraisals when requested
  • Approve holiday requests and manage absences to ensure no delay to Project schedule
  • Produce end of project report for Project Engineering activities; Set-up / agreement for line lists etc. content and layout

Skills / Qualifications

  • Graduate in Engineering (Essential); Chemical / Mechanical preferred
  • Post Graduate in Engineering (Desirable) 
  • Membership in Professional Organizations (Desirable)
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in Engineering environment with lead role for 5 years in discipline project execution (Essential)
  • Ability to lead medium teams in a multi-discipline task force based engineering / lumpsum services environment
  • Proven expertise in FEED and EPC Engineering execution including Field Engineering in Project execution (Desirable) for mining, mineral and metal/Oil and gas projects
  • Expertise in Design Reviews (Desirable)


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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