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Wood is a global organisation delivering solutions to critical challenges; mainly in the energy and material markets. This includes the provision of engineering support to oil and gas projects, pharmaceutical sites, etc.

The role

As part of the placement, applicants will be tasked with undertaking engineering activities such as, performing structural calculations, developing engineering designs & problem solving, undertaking site surveys with others, preparation of MTO’s & BOQ’s and preparation of scopes of work and contract tender documentation. Applicants will also provide support to Senior Engineers in their day to day tasks. This placement will enable applicants to gain experience and understanding of the work completed in a multidisciplinary team. Applicants are encouraged to ask questions that will further their learning and development.


  • Appreciation of Company and Project Health, Safety, Ethics, Environment and Quality Systems
  • Carry out work in accordance with project guidelines and procedures
  • Provision of engineering activities to projects (ie: performing structural calculations) as assigned
  • Review calculations, drawings, or work pack documents as required
  • Develop 2D and 3D structural models using software for the purposes of analysis and design (ie: Tekla Structural Designer, STAAD Pro, TEDDS, MS excel)
  • Communicate and liase effectively within a multidiscipline team
  • Ensure all technical documents and data are prepared and structured in accordance with relevant design codes, company standards and legislation
  • Provide documentation/ drawing deliverables on time to meet project deadlines
  • Provide technical assistance where required
  • Attend Civil Group meetings

About you 

  • Working towards an Accredited Undergraduate Civil Engineering Degree (Within the final years of program)
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK

Knowledge of

  • Key engineering concepts in Structural Engineering (reinforced concrete design, structural steelwork design), Geotechnical Engineering (review & interpretation of Geotechnical site investigations, soil load bearing capacity checks, foundation calculations) and Hydraulics/ Hydrology (drainage, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems)
  • Appreciation for sustainability and its importance in Engineering projects

All applicants should have the following experience

  • A range of Civil Engineering modules/ courses (ie: structural, geotechnical, hydraulics)
  • Working under pressure and time constraints

All applicants should have the ability to

  • Build good working relationships within the team
  • Write concise and clear technical/ calculation reports
  • Communicate effectively
  • Be organised and prioritise tasks
  • Meet deadlines without compromising on detail or accuracy
  • Be critical and inquisitive

All applicants should demonstrate the following

  • A genuine interest in the design and construction industry
  • A strong interest and appreciation for sustainability in construction
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management and organisation
  • An understanding of key engineering principals (ie: moment calculations, deflection calculations, etc)
  • Motivation to learn and grow as an Engineer
  • Initative to carry out independent reading/learning of unfamiliar concepts
  • Connect and establish effective working relationships
  • Receptive to change and/or constructive criticism

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.