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Principal Process Engineer (ASW)

Principal Process Engineer (ASW)

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Role Overview

As the demand for our expertise continues to grow, a requirement has arisen for staff Principal or Senior Principal Process Engineers to support our Nuclear Services Business Unit, from our offices in Birchwood, Warrington or Westlakes, Cumbria.


Key Responsibilities


  • Supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Front End Engineering Design including:
    • Waste retrieval and treatment
    • Decommissioning projects
    • Nuclear new build
    • POCO and care and maintenance projects
    • Nuclear fusion
  • Design justification or assessment of new and existing process plants as part of safety reports.
  • Technical assessment on behalf of Nuclear regulators
  • Regulatory interface on behalf of clients
  • Feasibility and Optioneering Studies.
  • Hazard Identification Studies.
  • Process Design Development.
  • Business development through participation in bid work (technical and costing / scheduling)
  • Leading teams of multidisciplinary engineers, both internally and combined with partner companies, joint-ventures and client teams.
  • Leading the production of process deliverables including:
    • Process flow sheets,
    • PFDs / P&IDs,
    • Datasheets and underpinning calculations
    • Basis of Design,
    • Process Descriptions etc.
  • Development and Mentoring of younger engineers (graduates and early career engineers)
  • Development and continuous improvement of the Nuclear Services Process Engineering.

Skills / Qualifications

Role Requirements  

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience of working within a highly regulated industry, 5 of which must have been gained within the nuclear industry.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a role having direct influence over engineering practice and outcomes.
  • Must be a chartered Chemical Engineer
  • Demonstrable Experience in a similar role.
  • Be able to present information in a variety of forms specifically aimed at a target audience and operate as focal point for technical communications between clients and customers.
  • Manage project activities from a technical perspective.
  • The ability to lead a team of Engineers and associated cross discipline personnel in the delivery of complex and significantly sized work packages. Able to perform the role of Lead Engineer on large or complex engineering projects.
  • Manage project activities from a technical perspective. Familiar with a wide range of technologies and techniques.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

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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