Balance of Plant / Rotating Equipment Engineer

Job Overview

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Balance of Plant / Rotating Equipment Engineer on a 4×4 rotational basis for one of our projects located in Iraq.


  • Support and oversee WQ1 35 MW multidiscipline team , including Solar Field Service Representative
  • Daily attendance at the 35MW power plant power station (primary work site)
    • On request , rotating equipment support at other WQ1 Stations (secondary worksites)
  • Maintain communications maintenance & operations management
  • Assist and guide planning and execution of power plant interventions and facility upgrades
  • Plan, update and oversees all activities at  primary & (upon request) secondary areas of responsibility according to the laws, regulations, standards, specifications, and procedures. Special emphasis must be placed on health, safety, and the environment
  • Develop and maintain open communications on 35MW issues (for example, safe work practices, training, materials, and others) with peers and  technicians
  • Report incidents both internally and externally (as per the Reporting Matrix) and escalate awareness as per the Incident Reporting Guidelines
  • Adhere to approved 35 MW work plans, schedule and daily activities to maximize work teams effectiveness
  • Provide technical evaluations of material, equipment and maintenance procedures
  • Provide input into the training department on curriculum and selection of personnel for training.

Skills / Qualifications

  • 15 years plus experience in Maintenance (multidiscipline) Operations – required
  • Degree preferred (or equivalents). Minimum HNC or equivalent
  • Full Member of recognized professional institute preferred
  • Previous Iraq experience highly preferable


  • Excellent communications (oral & written) in English, Arabic an advantage
  • Highest standard of Safety, Health, Environment aptitude and cultivates the same in others
  • Ability to interact in a multi-cultural environment

Specific skills

  • Previously worked in a Turbine & Balance of Plant Engineering (maintenance) role (preferred , or able to demonstrate experience on similar systems)
    • Balance of Plant Management
  • Extensive Experience of the following:-
    • Rotating Equipment
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Commissioning
    • Planned Maintenance
    • Condition Based Maintenance
    • Multi-disciplinary Engineering
    • Technical Support
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis
    • Generator O&M
    • Compressor O&M
    • Gas Turbines including Solar Titan
    • Control & Instrumentation
    • Change Management
    • Equipment Strategy
    • Technical Asset Management
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Major Inspection
    • Repair & Overhaul Projects
    • Training & Mentoring
    • Microsoft Office


Systems / Equipment

  • Maximo CMMS
      • 35MW Specific
      • Black Start Generator
      • Liquid Fuel Treatment Skid (Alfa Laval)
      • Fuel Gas Compressor Skid (Ariel)
      • Air Compressors (Sullair)
      • Diesel Storage Tanks and Transfer System
      • KO Drum
      • Demineralize Water Storage Tank
      • Local Equipment Rooms / Local Equipment rooms including switchgear , PLC , Fire & Gas and Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Other WQ1Stations,Including but not limited to: Engines, Compressors, pumps, generators, blowers and gearboxes


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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