Wood are looking to bring a Commercial Summer Placement into the business who will be provided with an in depth, meaningful experience within a busy Commercial team.

As Wood continues to grow and diversify to meet the demands of an ever-changing world, the commercial function plays a leading role in ensuring we unlock our full potential, capture the value we create, and are correctly rewarded for this by our clients.

To achieve this we challenge the norm and look for new ways of working, we are curious and seek out value add innovation, we embrace change, and we are courageous and confident in managing risk. At the heart of everything we do is the application of good commercial acumen and governance for which we are well known and respected.

The Commercial functions vision is; realising returns, managing risk, maximising opportunities.


The role of summer placement will give an insight into the opportunity available as a commercial graduate within Wood. Typical roles will include awareness and engagement under supervision:

  • Pre-award awareness - including support to the tender governance process, and proposals team in terms of performing a commercial review of tender documents, reviewing commercial proposals prior to submission for internal approval, preparing commercial qualifications and pricing notes
  • Main contract administration awareness, including correspondence management, management of change and the development/implementation of commercial strategies and profit improvement plans in accordance with client contract(s) and Wood’s policies and procedures
  • Engagement and support to ongoing initiatives and projects within the EMEA Commercial function – DSO, Cash collection and Margin Protection are a couple of examples
  • Undertake a specific project to Co-ordinate and benchmark KPI usage across the BG and our associated achievement

About you


  • Higher level education
  • Working towards degree in Business or QS

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Level of understanding around commercial / finance areas of business
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Effective/competent MS Office Suite User
  • High level of communication skills in both written and spoken format

Personal attributes

  • Interested in a career in Commercial/Finance
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Trustworthy and approachable
  • Highly developed influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team, with a proactive approach to problem solving.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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