• Title
    Senior Process Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    AE-Abu Dhabi
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Process
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Process Engineer based in Abu Dhabi for a permanent assignment.



    • Contributing to the delivery of engineering excellence through:
    • Executing assigned scopes of work.
    • Supporting and supervising task delegation to team.
    • Providing process engineering discipline expertise to the business. 

    Functional Competencies

    • Technically competent in own discipline and actively maintains own competence according to standards and pursues continuous professional development.
    • Provide discipline support to the business.
    • Ensure self-awareness of relevant regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives and industry technology developments and promote to direct reports.
    • Provide discipline input to scope definition and execution.
    • Deputising for principal as required.
    • Supporting and supervising tasks delegated to direct reports.
    • Executing assigned personal objectives
    • Management of third party suppliers in the execution of Engineering delivery.


    • Keep informed, by all possible means, of technical developments in process industries and make recommendations to Chief/Principal Process Engineer on methods of improving Wood’s competitive position from a technical standpoint.
    • Deputise for Chief/Principal Process Engineer as requested. 
    • Keep Chief/Principal Process Engineer informed as to progress of assigned engineers and their potential for accepting increased responsibility.
    • Ensure that the requirements of Licensor’s / Client’s Secrecy Agreements are known and complied with in the work performed. 
    • Review and approve project schedules with the Project Engineer to see that all dates, rates of progress and design periods are realistic.
    • Advise the Lead / Chief/ Principal Process Engineer of any deviations and their causes and proposed corrective action.
    • Advise the Lead / Chief/ Principal Process Engineer of any technical problems and unresolved differences with other groups.
    • Notify the Project Engineer of all deficiencies in the flow of data or other basic information required for execution of work.
    • Provide information, where necessary, for estimating the cost of contract changes. Alert the Project Engineer / Project Manager to circumstances considered to constitute a contract change.
    • Carry out simulations of processes using simulation packages (such as ChemCad, Aspen, Pro II, Hysys etc.). Review and check simulations.
    • Establish the basis of design and make detailed calculations to develop the design and be responsible for the accuracy of these calculations. Check and approve calculations.
    • Ensure that detail design methods, standards and data used meet the Client’s requirements and/or those issued by Wood.
    • Prepare process flow diagrams, equipment specifications and process descriptions. Review and approve process flow diagrams, equipment specifications and process
    • Complete thermal designs / ratings for shell and tube exchangers and air coolers and thermal design data sheets. Review and approve thermal designs.
    • Prepare process specification for instrumentation and control, including control narratives, for review and approval by the Lead Process Engineer. Review and approve process specifications.
    • Complete hazardous area classification notes and review area classification drawings. Review and approve hazardous area classification notes.
    • Prepare comment issue engineering flow diagrams. Review engineering flow diagrams and submit comments to Lead Process / Project Engineer. Prepare contract engineering design (CED’s) documents, as required, to communicate changes / design information
    • Prepare process summaries and schedules (effluents & emissions, chemicals & catalysts, utilities, battery limits and, relief and blowdown). Review and approve process summaries and schedules.
    • On request, review Supplier’s quotations from a process engineering standpoint. On order placement, review Supplier drawings and documents and provide comments.
    • Participate in HAZOP and other safety reviews.
    • Participate in review of project model.
    • Prepare operating manuals.
    • Provide process support to the other engineering disciplines and construction.
    • Participate in technical sales activities as requested.
    • Perform such duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Chief / Principal Process Engineer. 

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Minimum 14-15 years of experience in Oil and Gas industry
    • Minimum of 12 years proven capability in an engineering design company
    • BS preferred in Chem E, ME or EE; technical degree or certificate required
    • Experience of participation in HAZOP and other safety reviews
    • Good communication skills and relationship building skills
    • Good experience with interfacing to client
    • Good experience with interfacing with other departments within a consulting office

    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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