• Title
    Principal Structural Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Structural
    Position Type
    Agency / Contract
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Structural Engineer with a strong appreciation and exposure to geotechnical engineering to join our team in Melbourne on a 12 months contract. This role is responsible for design, specification and services related to Civil and Structural Engineering, including drainage, foundation engineering and landslip remedial works.



    • Develops designs for brownfields modification projects without supervision that comply with local laws and regulations, as well as industry and company codes, standards and practises
    • Undertakes the role of technical lead to a team of senior, junior and graduate engineers
    • Develop project risk registers defining key risks to start-up of the overall project and its constituent projects
    • Develop verification requirements to determine the probability of risk occurrence
    • Review results of verifications and advise on required mitigations to overcome foreseen risks to project start-up
    • Define requirements for and participate in assurance activities to assess effectiveness in closure of risks
    • Adjudicate in decision making for mitigation
    • Responsible of the provision of Civil, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering services in support of project scope of work delivery.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • 12 years minimum experience in the Oil and Gas industry
    • At least 8 years shall have been in the Structural,  Civil and Geotechnical areas with strong exposure to and knowledge of the structural discipline
    • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise, assess and develop Structural remediation designs from field data, including from remote locations, that are relevant to the local construction and physical environment
    • Ability to develop briefs for third party geotechnical consultants or site investigation companies to deliver inputs relevant to the design project
    • Familiarity with construction methods and standards of local civil contractors, road and statutory authorities
    • An engineering degree from an accredited, recognised State College or University. A post graduate qualification in the geotechnical disciplines will be highly regarded
    • Familiar with discipline relevant US and Australian Industry Design Codes
    • Experience in Linear Structure Design/Analysis of Onshore and Offshore Fixed Structures
    • Experience in the use of STAAD, SACS and similar engineering software packages
    • Experience in the use of API, AISC Australian and ISO design codes
    • Experience in site Construction engineering and coordination
    • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise
    • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge to other engineers including remote teams working in different cultures.

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


    If you’re an experienced Principal Structural Engineer, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today. 


    Apply now and take the next step in your career with this exciting opportunity!

    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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