Process Engineer - Summer Placement

GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

Wood Chemical Engineering Summer Student Placement

Wood is accepting applications for Chemical Engineering Summer Student placements working within the Process Engineering Department in Reading and Staines starting in July 2024. Wood is a global engineering, procurement and construction contractor. We deliver solutions for clients in the upstream oil & gas, midstream & LNG, refining, petrochemicals & chemicals, pharmaceuticals & biotechnology, and energy transition industries. With over a century of industry experience, we have developed a global perspective and an unrivalled reputation and are well-placed to help our clients navigate to a sustainable future. Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognized in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing international presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience real variety, work with different cultures and you'll work closely with our clients and be part of a global team, committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment. We have been very successful in winning major new projects around the world in our well-established business sectors.

In addition to projects in our traditional sectors, there may be opportunities for exposure to:

  1. Carbon Capture: Industrial clusters, concept development to detailed engineering.
  2. Hydrogen: blue hydrogen (w/CCS), green hydrogen, ammonia/hydrogen economy innovation.
  3. Future of hydrocarbons: adapting existing facilities and designing ambitious new projects, to produce the next generation of lower carbon fuels and chemicals.

Please note applications will be for a July 2024 start and are expected to be for approximately 3 months, though this will be dependent on the exact project requirements and your university commitments.

As a Summer Student you will be involved in undertaking process design activities on Wood’s current projects. You will typically be required to:

  • Work within the various Process Engineering design teams on Wood's current projects.
  • Undertake process design calculations for, hydraulics, equipment sizing and safety related devices, preparing Process Flow Diagrams, Equipment Specifications and other process documents.
  • Assist in the production of Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams and other process drawings as required.
  • Assist the Lead Process Engineers in undertaking other non-technical tasks as directed, including tracking of comments on issued documents, updating progress measurement and schedule programs, recording actions in project review and HAZOP meetings.


  • Must be studying for an MEng in a Chemical Engineering-related discipline, which must be an IChemE accredited degree course
  • Enthusiasm to work and develop your career in Chemical Engineering
  • Demonstrate initiative, tenacity and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environments
  • Must have the right to work in the UK
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