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Senior Civil Engineer

Wood Power Solutions (PSUK)
Horsham, Glasgow or West Midlands
Closing date
3 May 2024

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As a result of significant growth, Wood is seeking Senior Civil Engineers for their Power Solutions UK business. The roles will support the delivery of both HV overhead line and/ or underground cable projects. Wood’s commitment to hybrid working allowing a combination between office and home working. You will be required to travel as and when required. The role can be based at any of Wood’s offices across the UK to suit the successful candidate.

As a leading provider of engineering and construction services to the UK transmission and distribution sector, we are at the forefront of net zero 2050 with a secured workstream for years to come. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to support our growing workload within overhead lines and/ or underground cables projects and contribute to the increased network capacity required to deliver the UK government's pathway to 2030 and the transition to net zero. 

The activities our civil engineers deliver support construction activities and involve the creation of permanent and temporary works. We base our delivery approach around our focus on the safe and efficient construction of our outputs by our construction teams. These roles are perfect for individuals approaching their Chartered Professional review looking to gain experience and/ or others who have recently attained Chartered status and looking to progress into earlier leadership roles within their careers. Reporting to the Principal Civil Engineer, you will provide civil engineering solutions to support the needs of our transmission projects including works designs. Coordination of the overall output and delivery of designs by managing engineering resources and interfaces with the operational teams is involved. You will approve activities of the team to ensure the accuracy and quality of our outputs. Development of team skills and knowledge is part of the role. Supporting the development of systems and technologies to enhance our efficiency, quality, and innovation is key.

These roles are perfect for those looking for a career move into a new sector. We are interested in civil engineering expertise rather than specifically Transmission and Distribution experience. Our immediate increase in work levels is just the beginning of a planned requirement with generation changes through 2050. Do not worry if you do not have specific T&D experience - if you are a good fit for Wood, we encourage you to apply, and we will support you with development areas needed to help us thrive together. Join a progressive organisation with a best-in-class industry reputation and take the next step in your career. Apply now!

Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

What we can offer:

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across emerging energy sectors. 
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant.
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business.
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market.
  • Flexible benefits package inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle.
  • Commitment to continued professional development: development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests.
  • Global connections: join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession.

If all of this sounds good to you, review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.


What You Will Do:

  • Produce calculations in support of the following typical civil engineering designs:
  • Foundations – Shallow Foundations and Pile Cap designs;
  • Reinforced concrete;
  • Steelwork;
  • Masonry and minor building designs (maximum two stories); and
  • Temporary works including excavations up to 5m deep, equipment working pad designs, temporary roads, highway junctions, & culverts.
  • Direct internal CAD resources in the production of construction drawings and maps. 
  • Support safety by design assessments throughout the design process.
  • Integrate and support the development of innovation within project solutions.
  • Create design deliverables to confirm the outputs of the engineering studies to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Direct internal CAD resources in the production of AFC drawings. 
  • Ensure, as far as practicable, that all assigned work is conducted in compliance with the agreed budget and programme.
  • Keep up to date with all technical quality management procedures, developments and specifications related to the discipline work scope.


At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge, and experiences and embrace differences.


  • Degree in engineering, or applicable related discipline.
  • Progressing towards or recently achieved Chartered Engineer status.
  • Experience in civil engineering design in accordance with current codes of practice.
  • Awareness of key Health and Safety impacts for civil engineering construction contracts.
  • Fluent spoken and written English language.


  • Understanding of engineering delivery management. 
  • Experience taking lead roles on part or whole projects for a wider team.
  • Experience training and developing others as well as yourself.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team.
  • Ability to drive is beneficial.

Looking for a career move that offers stability and a people-centric approach? Look no further! Our opportunity provides an ensured workstream for the foreseeable future, along with regular salary reviews and excellent benefits. Take the first step towards a rewarding career and apply today. We can't wait to hear from you!


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.

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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