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Graduate Process Engineer

Graduate Process Engineer

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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is now accepting applications for our Reading-based Graduate Programme starting in September 2018.  Our structured Graduate Programme will set you on the path to chartership and is consistently recognised as one of the best programmes within the industry.


The deadline for applications is 24th November 2017


As a Chemical Engineering graduate, you will join a well-established IChemE-accredited company training scheme (ACTS) that comprises a period of four years of training in process design activities and periods spent in other related departments (eg. Business Solutions, Estimating, Project Engineering, Fired Heaters, Environment & Infrastructure).  This is structured to provide you with the necessary skills and experience to apply for membership of the IChemE and become a Chartered Engineer.


Key Elements of the Graduate Programme:

  • Accredited training with quarterly development reviews for the first two years followed by two additional years of career development leading towards chartership and more senior roles.
  • Each graduate is assigned a mentor (chartered engineer), a departmental line manager and an HR Business Partner to ensure they are supported in their personal and professional development to gain chartered status.
  • Exposure to a variety of projects to ensure well rounded development.
  • From the beginning there is hands-on involvement working on projects with the opportunity to develop skills by working alongside experienced engineers.
  • There are opportunities for site placements in the UK and overseas during a graduate's first few years with the company.

About Wood:


As one of the world’s leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies, we deliver solutions for clients in the upstream oil & gas, midstream & LNG, refining, petrochemicals & chemicals, pharmaceuticals & biotechnology, mining & minerals, renewable, nuclear & conventional power, water and transport industries.  With over a century of industry experience, we have a global perspective and an unrivalled reputation.


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 international 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 cultures. You'll work closely with our clients and be part of a global team, committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.


As a Graduate Process Engineer you will be involved in undertaking process design activities on our current projects.  Process Engineers are typically involved in all stages of project development from the initial concept phase, through basic design and plant definition to detailed design, construction and plant commissioning and operation.  This will include undertaking calculations for heat and material balances, hydraulics, equipment sizing and safety related devices as well as preparing documents and drawings such as Process Flow Diagrams, Equipment Specifications and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).  You will also gain exposure to the Safety and Environmental aspects of process design work.

Skills / Qualifications

  • You will need a minimum 2:1 degree in a chemical engineering related discipline which must be an IChemE accredited degree to MEng level.
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environments and adapt to change.
  • Eagerness to work and develop your career in Process Engineering.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

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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