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Graduate Architect Engineer

Graduate Architect Engineer

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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is now accepting applications for our Reading-based Graduate Programme starting in September 2018. The Graduate Programme for Architects provided compliant professional experience to enable RIBA PT2 and Part 3 submissions. This experience is structured and provides “on project” and “professional skills”.


The architectural discipline sits within the Civil, Structural, and Building Services group within Wood. The architectural discipline develops designs across a wide range of building types including process and non-process support and administration buildings.  Typically this can include the following:

  • Central Control Room Buildings
  • Workshops and Maintenance Buildings
  • Substations
  • Warehouses
  • Security Buildings
  • Chemical Stores
  • Administration Buildings
  • Fire Stations
  • Clinic and Medical Centres
  • Training Centres

The deadline for applications is 31st December 2017.


Key Elements of the Graduate Programme:

  • Professional skills programmes to support management development
  • Working in the Architectural discipline on a task force assignment, you will be introduced to the design of process and non-process buildings
  • Opportunity to become familiar with the basic tools and techniques involved in architectural design in a multidiscipline environment 
  • Each graduate is assigned a mentor (chartered architect), a departmental training manager and an HR graduate development advisor to ensure they are supported in their personal and professional development to gain chartered status
  • Early responsibility and hands-on involvement on projects alongside experienced architects, architectural technologists, and discipline engineers
  • 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 architects, architectural technologists, and discipline engineers
  • There are opportunities for site placements in the UK and overseas during a graduate's first few years with the company

Typical Graduate Responsibilities:

  • Development of building designs for both process and non-process buildings
  • Preparation CAD model and drawing information
  • Preparation CAD model schedules
  • Provide input to project specific specifications and stage reports
  • Manage and lead interdisciplinary design issues associated with building design development as directed by the Lead Architect
  • Review, interpret, and apply local, national and client standards within building designs
  • Provide safe, efficient and effective designs recognising best practices, current technologies, and meeting project and client expectations

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.

Skills / Qualifications

  • You will need a minimum 2:1 degree in Architecture RIBA PT1 or 2
  • Candidates who apply for this position should be able to show experience of organisational skills, interpersonal skills, an eagerness for learning and self-motivation
  • Enthusiasm about developing a career in the architectural engineering and oil and gas industry
  • Demonstrated initiative, tenacity and excellent communication skills with an ability to learn quickly and be adaptable and flexible to match business requirements
  • Eagerness to learn and develop your career
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environments and adapt to change
  • Candidates must have the right to work in the UK

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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