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Principal / Lead Control System Engineer

Principal / Lead Control System Engineer

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Electrical
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Position Type 
On Call

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking applications from experienced Principal / Lead Control System Engineers for a major chemical processing project based in our Perth Office.

The successful candidate with join a small, dynamic, team to complete the feasibility study of a significant West Australian Project with the possibility of carrying through to detailed design. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills backed by strong technical skills. They will be need to interface with both the Wood project team and the client to understand the business needs and deliver optimal solutions. As such they will require a sound understanding of current industry practices and available technologies. Experience in industrial networking and its application to process instrumentation and control systems will be highly regarded.



  • Provide technical direction for all control, information communications systems and instrumentation
  • Review and recommend appropriate control platforms
  • Review and recommend appropriate communications networks
  • Review all study I&C deliverables
  • Lead a small team of Engineers and Designers to complete I&C Engineering to support the feasibility cost estimate
  • Review and Update I&C Design Criteria
  • Prepare high quality, technically correct specifications and datasheets for major equipment
  • Mange I&C team progress against the project schedule
  • Track and report Progress
  • Responsible for discipline scope and change management
  • Ensure team compliance with Wood standards and work systems
  • Foster good client relationship
  • Conduct cost/benefit trade-off desktop studies and make recommendations on the most appropriate solution
  • Provide technical support and input to project technical direction
  • Provide feedback to the Project Engineering Manager on progress, budget and schedule
  • Ensure design complies with relevant Australian and International Standard and regulatory requirements

Skills / Qualifications

  • Engineering / Computer Science Degree
  • Membership or eligibility for membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 15+ years experience in the mineral or chemical processing industries.
  • Sound understanding of Controls, Information and Communications Systems
  • Ability to lead a small team, meet deadlines and promote and excellent team environment
  • Desire and ability to coach younger engineers
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with other disciplines and client
  • Estimating experience/knowledge highly regarded
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong analytical, literacy and numerical skills
  • Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and engineering programs
  • Excellent understanding of relevant Australian and International standards.
  • Ability to travel to site if required


Candidates must have full work rights in Australia to be considered for this role.


If you’re an experienced Principal / Lead Control Systems Engineer, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today. Please apply now!


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 around $10 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, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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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