Principal Process Control Engineer

Contribute as Principal Process Control Engineer in Reading, UK. Join a global team delivering critical projects in diverse sectors. Offered: meaningful projects, flexible working, professional development, and competitive benefits.

Reading, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   More than 3 months ago

Wood’s Projects business unit specialises in delivering predictable and consistent results in high complexity projects that include new technology, challenging construction logistics and, or sheer scale. Just like the nature and expansiveness of our sectors, so is our Projects business, in its solutions, abilities and global track record. Across any major capital project lifecycle, we provide a full suite of solutions from programme and project management, to engineering and design, procurement, construction and project delivery.

Powered by a global team of more than 12,000 people, we deliver some of the world's boldest and most critical projects in many diverse and evolving sectors, including:

  • Upstream / Midstream / Downstream Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Industrials & Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Government services

The Role

We have an opportunity for a Principal Process Control Engineer to join our team in Reading on a staff basis. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of an experienced team, with successful candidates taking responsibility for issues and deliverables on Wood’s projects at all stages of the design process.

What we can offer

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across the energy transition, emerging and conventional energy sectors
  • A caring team culture; we support each other professionally and personally, encouraging knowledge sharing across all areas of the business
  • Energy Transition Academy; join a community of experts sharing your knowledge and gaining more exposure to a variety of existing and emerging energy systems – delivered by experts in their field
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive renumeration package with regular reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Flexible benefits package inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays),plus the potential for one additional ‘flex day’ per month. Further benefits include a generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

If all of this sounds good to you, review the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.


  • Responsible for the development of Process Control requirements for projects which includes: Control and Operating Philosophy, Cause and Effects charts, Process Control Narratives, HAZOP and general control requirements
  • Develop and update Process Control Technical work practices in line with industrial standards.
  • Be responsible for the co-ordination and progress of process control design for one or more projects, as assigned.
  • Liaise with Suppliers’ representatives and other departments on all matters relating to process control design for assigned projects.
  • Carryout Dynamic Simulation & surge Analysis Studies.
  • Provide technical support to sales activities.
  • Provide consultancy after contract award with Client in assessing or assisting in the definition of process control user requirements.
  • Provide support to control system factory acceptance test at supplier’s site.
  • Provide site assistance at start-up, with process control issues during commissioning and hand over to client.


You may read these details and consider not applying because your knowledge, experience and skills base doesn’t fully cover every item listed, and that’s understandable. However, we’d still like to hear from you. At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. So even if you feel you don’t have everything listed, but think you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges and grow your potential….do apply.

  • Chemical Engineering degree (minimum), (Chartered Engineer status is highly beneficial)
  • A good amount of experience within a contractor, operator, consultancy or other relevant organisation
  • A self-motivated individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proof of work on approved technical investigation projects and computer programs

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About the role

Dec 06, 2023

Full Time


Jun 05, 2024


Reading, United Kingdom



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