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Principal / Sr. Project Engineer

Job Description and Requirements

Wood is currently looking for a Principal / Senior Project Engineer to work on the engineering and project management services for our ongoing Programs in Saudi Arabia

  • Has a strong and developed sense of health and safety within the working environment and in the design process, and can contribute to maintaining the highest of standards
  • Familiar with the preparation of or leadership skills required in the development of P&IDs, line lists and special piping item lists Drafting is done by Designers, so part of the role is to manage the input, transfer and checking processes
  • Prepare and issue of Project Engineering deliverables in accordance with Wood procedures and work practices
  • Collate actions and be responsible for expediting the closure of the outstanding actions with engineering disciplines
  • Understand project work sequences in producing deliverables and executing activities and has a good knowledge of standards, specifications and procedures
  • Control and forecast work area activities and deliverables against schedule
  • Contribute and participate to work in an enthusiastic manner, working to the requirements of quality and environmental management systems maintained to ISO standards
  • Understand the nature of and contributes to the identification and control of change
  • Prepare project and progress reports
  • Perform all assigned work to agreed standards for safety, health environment and demonstrate a commitment to attaining high levels of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) performance
  • Participate in and advice on all design activities and initiatives, including provision of training, inductions and documentation review
  • Verify that all designs are to required standards and that the objectives of the project are met
  • Verify that the works is completed to the agreed schedule


  • Degree qualified in an Engineering discipline
  • 10 years post graduate experience for Senior position;
  • 15+ years of experience and similar position experience to consider as Principal Engineer role
  • Extensive gas plant or Petrochemical plant experience
  • FEED experience
  • Engineering execution experience in petrochemical or similar related industry
  • A self - motivated, proactive individual with good communication skills
  • Ability to deal proactively with senior discipline representatives in the coordination of their work
  • Ability to engage in effective dealings with both Client / Owner and detail design Contractors