Senior Process Engineer – Life Sciences at Wood PLC

  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 5+ Years

Job Description

Senior Process Engineer – Life Sciences at Wood PLC

Wood is currently seeking a Senior Process Engineer to join our Life Sciences (Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals) team within our Philadelphia office to develop life-changing and in many cases, life-saving solutions for our clients.

On a global scale, Wood serves the Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, Federal, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mining, and Power Industries. Our Philadelphia office has become the Center of Excellence for our global Life Sciences network, providing full-service pharmaceutical and biotechnology engineering, design, procurement, and project management services.

We’re looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual with the ability to execute all phases of project design. Project sizes will vary and will include both existing building improvements and new construction.


  • A key contributor on process engineering design teams (upstream, downstream, utilities, fill & finish)

  • Establishing a process design basis, developing process options, and optimization of selected design

  • Developing process flow diagrams (PFDs) to define heat and material balance(s)

  • Designing and creating Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)

  • Calculating line sizes and relief devices

  • Review and adherence to piping specifications

  • Knowledge of valve types, orientations, applications

  • Calculation of pressure and flow to properly supply processing equipment

  • Preparing bid and purchase specifications for processing equipment (chromatography columns, pressure vessels, bioreactors, filtration skids, etc.)

  • Calculating loads for clean utilities and distribution design (water for injection, clean steam, process gases, etc.)

  • Calculating and organizing data for other disciplines (instrument data for I&C or electrical loadings)

  • Participating in project planning, cost development, and project scheduling

  • Maintaining effective communication with project team members and clients

  • Coaching and support of other process engineers

  • Review of submittals and shop drawings

  • Response to construction Requests for Information (RFIs)

Skills / Qualifications


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, decision making capabilities, problem resolution skills, and a sense of initiative are important for this industry

  • Experience within the Life Sciences industry is REQUIRED

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience

  • BS or MS in chemical / mechanical / bio engineering required

  • Flexibility to travel (~10%)

  • Acceptance of a hybrid working environment (employees can work from home or can choose to come into our center city office)

  • Knowledge of cGMPs required

  • International experience preferred

  • P.E. license is not required, but preferred

Company Overview

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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