• Title
    Physical Security Lead
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    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 technical excellence, we are also passionate about diversity and inclusion: We are member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and have trained Mental Health Champions in all our nuclear offices. We also have a Technical Support Network in the nuclear business. This enables planned progression and support to undertake roles aligned to the current and future nuclear generation assets.

    Wood is recruiting for a Physical Security Lead to be based in Gloucester. This position is required to define, review and assess detailed technical specifications, designs and justification reports for integrated security systems, to include but not limited to:

    • Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Systems
    • Pedestrian barriers (fences and gates)
    • Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Measures
    • Security Lighting
    • Alarms
    • Automated Access Control Systems
    • Vehicle Inspection and Vehicle Access Control Systems
    • CCTV/surveillance systems
    • Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems
    • Active Access Delay Systems


    Provide support to the following activities:

    • the production of the Client Technical Specifications and Project Delivery Manual,
    • develop understanding of the Technical Specifications with the supplier and review and assess the returned technical specifications and designs,
    • integration of activities across all work-streams and manage interfaces between designs and islands of activity.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Ability to assess the design against the success criteria for the component parts of an Integrated Protection System (IPS)
    • Assure the requirement through design, commissioning and acceptance into service. 
    • Demonstrable experience of leadership in a similar role, in a complex regulated environment (nuclear experience preferred, but not essential). 
    • Ability to articulate complex security concepts to non – technical audiences.


    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.



    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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