• Mechanical Engineer

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Mechanical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
    Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is recruiting a Mechanical Engineer to join the team in Reading.


    The core responsibilities of this role are to assist the client in the development of engineered solutions and provide a service for the provision of approved packaging for the safe transport and storage of hazardous materials. Although based out of the Reading office, this role is based locally on site within a client environment (AWE Burghfield).  

    Typical Work Activities

    • Authoring and production of supporting specifications and proposals to define quality levels
    • Identification and development of engineering requirements
    • Knowledge of applying regulations regarding storage and transport of hazardous materials.
    • Understand the full lifecycle processes and current legislation in accordance with Client procedures.
    • Amendment of existing design drawings and creation of new drawings to Client processes
    • Participate in Client design reviews articulating progress and document via meeting minutes

    About Wood Nuclear:


    Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.




    Skills / Qualifications

    Essential Skills and Experience

    • Self-starter with a professional approach and a technical background and industry experience
    • Motivated individual with the ability to work to deadlines and communicate project progress
    • Good communication skills and ability to articulate information
    • Ability to interface and liaise with key client and internal stakeholders
    • Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft office 2010 packages
    • Committed to Continuous Professional Development

    Desirable Skills and Experience

    The following skills and experience would be advantageous:

    • HNC, HND or Foundation Degree in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent Eng Tech registration and Membership of an appropriate Institute
    • Familiarity of Defence / Nuclear sector would be advantageous
    • Familiarity / understating of hazardous materials
    • Ability to use CAD software
    • Have access to and use of own transport for work related travel
    • British National with eligibility to obtain and maintain full UK security clearance  (DV)

    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.
    • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries 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 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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