• Title
    Civil & Structural Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Civil
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    It’s a great time for you to join us.

    Wood is growing its offices in Gloucester and Bristol on the back of significant opportunities in the nuclear new build and existing generation programmes.  We are winning new contracts and want you to join our team. We are a professional, friendly and supportive team, who can offer exciting development opportunities across a range of projects. The south west of England is dynamic and thriving environment in which to take your next step in your career.


    We’re looking for people

    Who have experience or transferrable skills into the nuclear industry or other highly-regulated industries. Whether you’re beginning your career or already operating at a senior level, we’d like to meet with you and discuss the exciting opportunities on offer.  


    We are a people business

    People are at the heart of Woods business. We work together to deliver the best outcome for our customers and we're united by our values of Care, Commitment and Courage. As well as aspiring to techinical excellence, we are also passionate about diversity and inclusion. We are memebers of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and have trained Mental Health Champions in all of our nuclear offices. We also have a Technical Support Network in the nuclear business, through the Head of Profession network. This enables planned progression and support to undertake roles aligned to the current and future nuclear generation assets.


    Wood is recruiting for a Civil & Structural Engineer to support the Wood Nuclear business unit at our Gloucester office. This role will primarily be to support the UK Nuclear New Build (NNB) programme. Additionally, the role will support the UK nuclear Generation Services and Decommissioning businesses as part of a nuclear Civil & Structural capability within Wood.


    The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, detailing and specification and engineering substantiation of Civil & Structural Engineering tasks including; studies, optioneering, schematic and detailed design, detailing and specification of new conventional and nuclear safety related works.



    A sound technical knowledge and educational base are required to ensure the delivery of challenging project and Client targets.

    • Undertake all work in accordance with Wood quality assurance system, with due regard to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE).
    • To work collaboratively and in a collegiate atmosphere in the local civils team and engage with specialists in the wider Wood civil & structural cohort.
    • Undertake the role of Civil/Structural Engineer on projects, preparing design calculations, engineering substantiation reports, engineering details/drawings, specifications and similar project documentation, as required.
    • Carry out role of Originator in the production of civil & structural analyses and designs in concrete, steel and masonry.
    • Carry out role of Originator of geotechnical design/foundation analyses and designs.
    • Complete work in accordance with all relevant HSSE legislation, e.g. CDM 2015 etc.
    • Ultimately reporting to the Technical Director (TD) – Civils, the candidate will work under the supervision/instruction of Senior and/or Principal Engineers in project teams.
    • As required to suit workscope, the candidate may be required to work independently, assuming responsibility for the technical assurance and project delivery of small projects and/or packages of work under the supervision of the TD.
    • Complete work in accordance with all relevant HSSE legislation, e.g. HASWA 1974, CDM 2015, LOLER 1998, WAHR 2005, IRR 2017 as applicable.
    • Supervise, manage and direct junior designers and graduate engineers.
    • Assist in mentoring staff working towards EngTech status with the ICE and/or IStructE.
    • Organise, manage and assist in delivering/to deliver technical discipline meetings and presentations (lunch & learns) on relevant civil, structural and/or nuclear engineering subject to the local and wider civil & structural cohort within Wood.
    • Actively work towards professional status, of either the ICE and/or IStructE, to achieve IEng or CEng registration, as appropriate to the educational base.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Relevant Degree qualification or equiavlent
    • International degrees shall be assessed and attested by the Engineering Council UK as meeting the requirements of UKSPEC and by the ICE, IStructE, or similar, as meeting the requirements for routes to either CEng or IEng status.
    • International professional qualifications (e.g. MIEAust, MIPENZ, MIEI, MHKIE, etc) shall be in accordance with either the Washington Accord (CEng), or Sydney Accord (IEng), as qualifying for mutual recognition of professional status of the ICE, IStructE or similar.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and recent experience in the application of Eurocodes, specifically EN 1990, EN 1991, EN 1992, EN 1993, EN 1996 & EN 1997.
    • Knowledge and recent experience of EN 1998 would be advantageous.
    • Knowledge of US codes and standards (ACI, AISC, ASCE) would be advantageous.
    • Knowledge and proficiency of standard software packages such as SAP2000, STAAD Pro and experience in finite element analysis methods (FEA) would be advantageous.
    • Knowledge and experience in drainage analysis/design using WinDes/Microdrainage would be advantageous.
    • Experience in CAD packages, e.g. AutoCAD (2D/3D), REVIT (or other BIM systems) and/or other CAD systems would be advantageous.
    • Should be a ‘graduate’ member of either the ICE or IStructE and actively be working towards IEng or CEng professional status.
    • Demonstration of active IPD/CPD, supported by evidence of IPD/CPD returns for last 2 years, in support of training towards professional status.
    • Experience of nuclear engineering, either nuclear new build, existing plant operations or decommissioning is highly desirable.
    • In lieu of nuclear experience, experience gained in similar highly regulated industries, e.g. offshore/onshore oil & gas, rail or similar would be advantageous.
    • A full, clean UK driver’s license would be highly advantageous.

    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations. You can also buy up to an additional week’s holiday and we also have a time off in lieu system.  We are also introducing enhanced payment of family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • We are introducing private healthcare for all staff.
    • Flexible benefits are also being introduced where you can have access to travel insurance, critical illness cover, dental benefit, childcare vouchers, cycle to scheme and more.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as group income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.



    You can also come along to our open event, bring a copy of your CV if possible:

    DATE: 6 November 2018

    VENUE: Gloucester Guildhall (Blue Coat Room)

    TIME: 2 - 8pm


    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  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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