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Senior Process Engineer – Onshore O&G Processing

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom


Job Description

Will you help our clients unlock the solutions they need to their complex technical challenges that are foundational in addressing the needs of a growing world?
Through this highly rewarding role you will be shaping the world and creating a bright future for yourself.
Wood is currently recruiting for a pre-FEED focused Senior Process Engineer to join our Onshore Oil and Gas (O&G) Processing consulting team based in our Reading office on a hybrid basis.  
The Role
This is a fantastic role for a process engineer with a real passion for shaping projects while making a difference in the Energy Security and Energy Transition sectors.
Specifically, this role is for a Senior Process Engineer with experience in delivering upstream onshore oil and gas projects.   The role will report to the Manager of Onshore O&G Processing within the Reading Process Consulting group. 
The Onshore O&G Processing business line executes feasibility, concept and PreFEED studies – covering upstream production systems and processing facilities (such as GOSPs, Gas Processing Plants, NGL fractionation plants etc). 
The role can also be expected to include Field Development Planning.  In addition to execution of Energy Security projects, this role will also include delivery of the energy transition (including Carbon Capture & Storage, Blue/Green Hydrogen & Ammonia) either as part of an upstream project or through supporting other business lines within our Reading Consulting Business. 
As an experienced engineer, with a strong appreciation of process design and an interest in the holistic aspects of Greenfield and Brownfield projects, you will continue to grow your career through taking technical and design responsibility for delivering pre-FEED phases of project implementation (pre-feasibility, concept, feasibility, pre-FEED etc).
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 Reading Consulting business is currently made up of a team of 50+ individuals providing high-end Consulting services to our clients that provide the direction they need as their projects mature through the early phases of the development cycle. 
Across our Technical Consulting business, we service a varied client base worldwide including; World Class private developers (major and independent), investment banks, utilities & power generation companies, Technology Providers, National, International and Private Energy Companies. We provide value added services bespoke to the clients’ requirements across; advisory services, technical specialists, project management, owners engineering through all pre-FEED project phases as well as supporting Wood Project and Operations Business Units through FEED and EPC phases of the project lifecycle.
Our specialisms are across Upstream developments, New Green and Blue Energies, Hydrogen and Hydrogen vectors (e.g. Methanol and Ammonia), Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Fuels & Chemicals.
The work that we do for our clients is key to making energy security and the energy transition possible. 
 What we can offer 

A caring team culture; we support each other professionally and personally, encouraging knowledge sharing across all areas of the business 
Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across the upstream sector, supporting our clients with sustainability and decarbonisation  
Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant 
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business 
Competitive renumeration package with regular reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market 
Flexible benefits package  that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests 
Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession 

Energy Transition Academy; join a community of experts sharing your knowledge and gaining more exposure to a variety of existing and emerging energy systems – delivered by experts in their field


The key competencies for this role are:

Technology Expertise: Has an appreciation of own technical strengths and areas that require improvement. Continuously work towards developing and improving technical abilities. Will always seek out opportunities to develop technical knowledge base.
Analytical Skills: Can analyse all logical problems or problems with several obvious relationships. Can recognise several causes or consequences of actions. Will systematically break a complex task into more manageable parts and can identify the critical components of a problem.
Customer Focus: Proactively identifies most internal and external customer needs or issues that may impact on customers and takes personal responsibility for resolving issues and communicating effectively.
Professional Network: Fully understands the wider business goals and will always allow this to guide their input and decision making. Fully understands and fully complies with the rules and regulations applicable to their role. Has a solid professional network within their immediate discipline and actively develops connections outside of this.
Commercial Understanding: Has a broad understanding of Wood’s business position and commercial objectives. Is always able to identify and recommend improvements to those commercial objectives.
Technical Design: Completes technical design work to a high standard and with no supervision, using Wood and Client design methods, standards and data in line with Project requirements and to the required standard.
Continuous Improvement: Identifies all deficiencies and all improvement changes to established Wood design methods, standards and data. Is able to action all improvements where within scope of role or is able to always raise these in the appropriate manner. Always responds positively to feedback from others.


You may read these details and consider not applying because your knowledge, experience and skills base doesn’t fully cover every item listed, and that’s understandable.  However, we’d still like to hear from you.  At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all 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 think you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges and grow your potenital….do apply. 

Degree qualified in Process or Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
Chartered Engineer or Scientist, or actively working towards chartership
Previous experience in relevant industrial positions, including experience of onshore processing facilities and overall field development
Process Simulation skills with experience of applying to upstream projects
Experience within decarbonisation / energy transition studies / projects
Has worked on a range of onshore upstream relevant projects and a variety of project phases 
Respectful to others and openly explores alternative points of view
Communicates effectively to build collaboration and influence stakeholders
Thinks strategically, takes decisions and delivers results


Previous recent experience of Study implementation or consultancy experience 
Flow Assurance modelling skills (steady-state)
Commercial awareness of project delivery
Experience in FEED, EPC, Commissioning and / or Operations such that Clients recognise the experience from later phases being considered in their early project phase


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