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Principal Water Treatment Engineer

Job Description and Requirements

Wood is currently looking for a Principal Process Engineer with a waste water engineering background to work on the engineering and project management services at our office in al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. This position will be hired on a permanent, full-time basis.

We are committed to developing the strategic Process Engineering capability of our Al-Khobar office, so we are looking to hire high-level technical experts. The successful candidate will assist in the full work scope of our current and future projects.


  • Carry out process engineering design activities, following client standards and procedures to schedule and budget as advised by the project line manager
  • Develop, review, and take responsibility for the accuracy of detailed calculations, process engineering datasheets and drawings to specify the process engineering requirements of our projects
  • Supervise the work of your assigned reports on the project
  • Remain up to date with the latest technical developments in your fields of expertise
  • Demonstrate, provide and develop appropriate technical solutions for specific project issues
  • Provide technical expertise and support to business winning activity as required
  • Review and audit process engineering activity on projects and support internal development and continuous improvement activity as required
  • Ensure the delivery of challenging project and client targets using sound technical knowledge and decision-making skills
  • Mentor, coach and develop junior staff
  • Ensure Wood and Client Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures are followed and that a high standard of safety is achieved in all associated work
  • Lead, coordinate and motivate small teams, plan work and provide clear technical direction
  • Balance commercial and technical risk using acquired commercial acumen
  • Seek the opportunity for corporate and project improvement and developing solutions


  • Degree in Chemical Engineering as a minimum
  • Significant relevant experience within our industry at an EPC Contractor organization
  • Minimum of fifteen years’ experience, principally with a waste water engineering background
  • A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative, plus excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to impact, influence and mentor cross-discipline team members
  • Demonstration of customer focus and ability to respond to customer needs whilst achieving project and corporate objectives
  • Display analytical and innovation skills to manage new technology