Graduate Program in Engineering - Brisbane (2024 Intake)

Future ready now

With 35,000 professionals, across 60 countries, we are one of the world’s leading consulting and engineering companies operating across Energy and Materials markets.

United by our common purpose to unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges, we are future ready, now.

Wood is recruiting for Graduate Engineers for our Brisbane based graduate program starting in February 2024. 

Engineering specialisations that we are looking for are:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Materials
  • Civil/Structural
  • Mechatronics

These positions will be based in one of our three business units of Consulting, Operations and Projects in the Brisbane office.

Our business is organised across three primary business units of Consulting, Operations and Projects. Below you’ll find overviews of what each business unit does. Please read these carefully as you’ll be asked to nominate a preference in the application process.

1. Consulting

Delivering the client’s ultimate objectives from green to green
Our global specialist consultancy business encompasses 3,700+ professionals with industry-leading expertise in areas including decarbonisation, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, renewables advisory, asset optimization, and digital solutions.

A multi-sector business unit, we are focused on providing technical consulting during the planning, design, building, operation and optimization of assets, facilities, and infrastructure across a range of end markets including energy, industrial, power, mining, and life sciences. 

2. Operations

Operations is a global community of more than 15,000 colleagues, delivering solutions to an ever-broadening range of clients across the energy and built environment, and generating approximately $2bn in revenue.
Operations is anchored in three geographic locations:

  • Americas, which includes US, Canada and Latin America
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Asia Pacific, which includes Australia, Central Asia and Eastern Asia 

Wood Operations APAC East delivers brownfields engineering, procurement, construction, optimisation, and technical services to oil & gas sector, enjoying long-term partnerships with some of the region’s most prominent oil & gas and LNG producers in Victoria, Queensland, and Papua New Guinea.  

3. Projects

Wood is at the forefront of engineering solutions for a net zero future. A key component of decarbonizing the world is the Mining and Minerals Industry which supplies the critical minerals required for this revolution.  Wood APAC EAST is currently delivering critical metals projects (Battery and Magnet metals) all over the world, including Copper, Lithium, Vanadium, Rare Earths, and Base Metals projects.

These positions will report to relevant project leaders.

What will I do?

There are a variety of tasks and responsibilities you might be assigned, depending on the business unit you work in and the specific field you specialise in. However, some common tasks that many of our graduate engineers perform include:

  • Assisting senior engineers with projects: You may be asked to help with research, testing, or other tasks related to ongoing projects.
  • Learning Wood processes and procedures: It's important to understand how Wood operates and the specific procedures and protocols you'll be expected to follow.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams: Engineering projects often involve multiple disciplines and teams, so you may need to work with colleagues from other areas of Wood.
  • Designing, developing, and testing new products: Depending on your field and the business unit you’re in, you may have the opportunity to participate in the creation of new products.
  • Debugging and troubleshooting: If a product or system isn't working as intended, you may be called upon to help identify and resolve the problem.
  • Preparing reports and presentations: You may need to communicate your findings and progress to your team, manager, or other stakeholders.
  • Continuously improving your skills and knowledge: The engineering field is constantly evolving, so it's important to stay up to date with new developments and best practices.

So what do you get in return? Our graduate value proposition (GVP):

  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • A positive and inclusive work culture
  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth
  • Access to our global mentoring program
  • Experience working on globally advance projects working with reputed industry leading clients, where you will work alongside passionate & talented mentors locally & globally
  • Be a part of a value driven culture | Care, Commitment, Courage

    Continuous support & offer of further professional development
  • Join a growing internal graduate network through social events, lunch and learns, network events etc. 
  • Flexible work hours, the option to work from home or remote work options, to accommodate your needs and lifestyle
  • Health and wellness program such as mental health support, complementary income protection insurance and discounted health insurance
  • Employee perks and discounts such as our employee discount shopping site

Skills / Qualifications

At Wood, we don't just look for WAM or GPA scores. We believe enthusiasm, personality, commitment, and creative thinking are just as important.

  • Completed your Engineering degree by the end of 2023 or earlier.
  • Attention to detail: You will be responsible for creating detailed designs and specifications and must pay close attention to detail to ensure the accuracy and safety of the work.
  • Teamwork: Most engineering projects require collaboration and teamwork, so strong interpersonal and collaboration skills are essential
  • Adaptability: Engineering is a constantly evolving field, and as a graduate engineer you should be able to adapt to new technologies and techniques.
  • Problem solving: Engineering often requires finding creative solutions to complex problems. Good critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills are highly valued.
  • Communication skills: The ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner is important for a graduate engineer. This includes the ability to write reports, give presentations, and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical colleagues.
  • Continuous Learning: Technologies and methodologies are constantly changing so staying up to date is an important attribute.
  • Creativity: have that innate ability to “think outside the box”
  • Analytical ability: ability to think analytically to fully define a problem and develop solutions suited to the problem.
  • Logical thinking: ability to understand how a system works, what can go wrong and how to fix it. This requires the ability to think logically and evaluate and understand each element that makes up the system
  • Leadership: well-developed “human skills” so you can smoothly perform non-technical duties.
  • Respect for health and safety protocols: this is more of a requirement than a skill but adherence to policies that aim to eliminate or mitigate risk is a necessity.

You must also upload your resume and academic transcripts to be considered.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering, Engineering Chemical Processing, Engineering Civil
  • Work rights:
    New Zealand Citizen, Australian Citizen,
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  • Closing Date:26th Mar 2023, 12:59 pm


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