Operations Readiness Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Position Type
Fixed Term
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Lead Operations Readiness and Assurance Engineer with extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry. The successful candidate will lead an Operations Readiness team for a single large project / several smaller or earlier phase developments. Management of Operations Readiness Engineers/practitioners and who are responsible for Operations Readiness within an integrated multi discipline program from beginning to end; customer and stakeholder management, scope definition, program development, planning, organization, resources, execution, assurance, reporting, close out and capturing of lessons learned, as a subject matter expert or in delivering a specific theme within the program. 



  • Provide operational requirements for design and assist in resolving design/operation differences with the design engineering team through
    • Actively engaging and influence design team by
    • Attending design meetings
    • Promoting best practices and lesson learnt from past projects or operating experience
    • Providing Operations and Maintenance practicality to design proposals and arrangements
    • Promote the integration of Wood capability and services from other business lines during design, construction, commissioning and start up and operate phase of the project
  • Provide operational/maintenance review of all equipment specification and data sheets to validate Operational requirements are met:
    • Sparing requirements
    • Isolation requirements
    • Spare parts requirements
    • Specific training and competency plans
    • Documents for Operation
    • Capacities
    • Pressure ratings
    • Maintainability
    • HFE Standards
    • Optimized manning levels
  • Ensure OR&A participation in TQs SQs & Management of Change (MoC) proposals
  • Develop, review and/or approve pertinent project procedure
    • Startup, Operating, Maintenance, System Check-out Procedures, etc.
  • Utilize Performance Agreement between Operations and other disciplines to ensure clarity and accountability for shared work products
  • Understand and utilize the assurance and control frameworks
  • Ensure a forum for documenting, filing, and communicate design decisions, with Operations concurrence
  • Document and share flaws and lessons learned for future projects
  • Represent OR in Project HSE Studies & Reviews e.g. participate in HAZOPs/HAZIDs, Model reviews, Audits, PSUA and actively bring closure to action items and document actions taken
  • Ensure timely completion of OR assigned action items
  • Utilize other OR staff to validate and get feedback on your OR activities
  • Provide opportunity and maintain interface management with other OR personnel and other project disciplines
  • Establish a network with Wood OR practitioners globally
  • Responsible for leading, managing and maintaining plans and schedules for OR deliverables
  • Implementing Quality Project Delivery for “right first time” start up, identifying and mitigating issues that could lead to delays and unnecessary project and operations costs
  • Implementing Project to Asset Handover strategy, to define the project deliverables required for handover of the asset and to ensure that the operations have the capability to operate and maintain the asset from the moment of handover




Skills / Qualifications

  • At least 5 years supervisory experience in an operations environment
  • Minimum 10 years oil and gas industry experience
  • Working knowledge of Operations Readiness and Assurance requirements
  • Previous experience in a Greenfield or Brownfield project role
  • 4 year degree in an engineering discipline (preferably Chemical or Process Engineering) – or equivalent industry experience
  • Ability to produce reports and technical procedures
  • A working knowledge of the oil and gas industry with experience in upstream, midstream or downstream/LNG/petrochemical operations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Applications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com


Diversity Statement

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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