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Principal Process Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Description

Wood is currently recruiting a Principal Process Engineer with relevant design expertise in Brownfields Oil & Gas projects to join our global Operations business. This engagement is a permanent opportunity to support the expansion of the Operations business.  

Wood’s “Operations” APAC West business delivers brownfields engineering, procurement, construction, optimisation, and technical services to the Oil & Gas industry and enjoys long-term partnerships with some of the region’s most prominent producers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Southeast Asia. 


Reporting to the Process Engineering Discipline Manager and Project Engineering Manager, you will step up into a dedicated project team. You will balance technical leadership between your team and the client across offshore gas and condensate production facilities and thrive on the challenge of: 

Working across a range of engineering projects at any phase including: – concept identification, selection and definition, FEED, detailed design/execute, commissioning and start-up, as-building, and closeout, for timely delivery according to approved schedules. 
Setting clear technical direction for any assigned direct reports on the project, including weekly goals for each member of the team.  
Representing the Process discipline in design reviews, HAZOPs, HazIDs and LOPA and have the capability to facilitate such reviews. 


You will be suitably qualified in Chemical Engineering from a recognised institution and have: 

15+ years design engineering related experience within the Oil & Gas production industry 
An ability to apply the relevant theories, codes and standards appropriate to process discipline 
An ability to manage risk during the design process consistent with technical and commercial requirements 
Excellent analytical, numerical and communication skills (both written and verbal) 
Be prepared to undertake site visits either onshore / offshore 
Demonstrated experience in managing teams 
Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and engineering programs 
A “solutions mindset” and able to manage varying tasks with often changing and competing priorities 
Experienced in the participation of HAZOP, HAZID and SIL rating studies – essential 
Familiar with HYSYS, Dynamic HYSYS – preferred 

About Us

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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