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Wood Digital Consulting (DC) is recruiting for an Automation Engineer to support our UK projects.

This is a hybrid role that can be based anywhere in the UK, mobility and travel to customer sites and face to face meetings with colleagues will be expected as required.

Must be able to pass HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.

You will be required to contribute to technical delivery of engineering excellence through executing assigned scopes of work in a specific engineering discipline. Assisting in the development of engineering deliverables including philosophies, reports, specifications, calculations, data sheets, and technical requisitions.


  • Performs a variety of routine tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the engineering staff and the methods, practices, and programs of the company
  • Provides straightforward solutions to problems using readily available, clear, and direct references
  • Collects and evaluates data, and develops plans for assignments that may involve design application
  • Prepares simple plans and designs, calculations and bills of material in accordance with established specifications
  • Carries out routine analysis and works in accordance with instructions
  • Assists more experienced technical personnel with specific aspects of more complex tasks
  • Assist with the specification and selection of equipment to meet project criteria
  • Initiate the exchange of required technical concepts and information with the Design staff and other disciplines
  • Assignments typically involve individual project phases or projects of limited scope
  • Prepares reports on their assignments and makes recommendations on the solution of technical problems within the scope of assignment
  • Assignments often involve basic technical observations, analysis and modifications of simple components
  • Participates in design reviews e.g. as note-taker


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ISCED Level 6 Bachelors (minimum) or Level 7 Masters (preferred) Degree in engineering discipline, alternatively, tertiary level education combined with suitable industry experience can be used to demonstrate equivalence

Knowledge Skills and Experience:

  • This is an entry level role, degree qualified incumbents will typically have less than two years experience.
  • Graduate level understanding of Engineering practices, design methods and calculations
  • Knowledge of trends and economic conditions affecting the technical field
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret technical information applicable to their discipline of engineering
  • Demonstrates the application of theory in a practical content
  • Graduate level of competence in the application of standards, processes and procedures and how they are used in work execution
  • Graduate level of knowledge of regulatory framework and associated legislation
  • Graduate level of competence in own discipline in the execution of assigned tasks
  • Graduate level of knowledge of industry and technology development within discipline area
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret and prepare applicable technical information and suggest design changes to ensure functional and cost effective results
  • Demonstrates awareness of policies and procedures that affect specific job assignments
  • Ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communications and reports
  • Good level of general computer literacy and basic familiarity with some relevant specialist engineering software

Personal attributes

  • Able to communicate clearly verbally and in written form
  • Enthusiastic, conscientious and keen to learn
  • High level of awareness and commitment to safety in all aspects of daily work
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and demonstrates personal initiative
  • Possesses integrity, strong work ethic, positive attitude, and is dependable
  • Adaptable and flexible to the changing needs of projects

About us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.