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 40,000 people.

We are currently seeking to hire a Business Unit Communications Lead. In this role, you will be an integral member of the Business Unit marketing and communications team. You will build meaningful relationships with stakeholders and develop a deep-rooted understanding of the business in order to deliver imaginative, impactful, tailored and timely content in support of internal and external communications campaigns. The role demands a highly motivated, strategic and engaging individual able to develop and deliver compelling content that drives engagement internally and builds, safeguards, and enhances Wood’s external reputation. This is a multi-faceted role that requires a considered and adaptable individual who can develop and manage global internal and external communications plans in support of Business Unit business objectives and global campaigns. With excellent stakeholder relationships, the selected candidate will be a trusted advisor in all aspects of communications, external affairs and issues management.


Support the delivery of impactful, communications campaigns that drive employee engagement, customer value, leadership engagement and stakeholder understanding

Own, develop and support delivery of the Business Unit (BU) external communications calendar in close alignment with Business Group marcom colleagues, seeking earned opportunities to profile key leaders and subject matter experts, in alignment with business objectives (e.g. proactive press releases, technical features, editorials, podcasts, etc.)

Own, develop and support delivery of the BU internal communications calendar (e.g. leadership engagements, town halls, Yammer channels, executive visits, etc.), measuring success, and continually evolving and innovating to increase engagement

Work with internal and external stakeholders to influence the planning, design and delivery of communications content that is both fit for purpose and inspiring

Support BU Executive President and BG Presidents with external profile enhancement via impactful social media guidance and planning

Promote Wood in key growth markets/regions (in line with business objectives) via relevant award entries

Monitor, shape and coordinate BU contribution to Wood’s social media strategy and channels

Work together with BU Communications peers to ensure consistency, alignment and coordination in internal and external communications

Support the management of BU specific reputational issues and support the emergency response process

Coordinate BU marcom performance and analysis via quarterly reporting

Act as a communications business partner between the BU and the marketing and communications function

Ownership of projects, events and campaigns


Ability to make decisions about content creation and direction

Ability to influence regional marcom activity

University degree or equivalent in a marketing, communications or related field

Minimum 5 years of experience in a communications and/or marketing role, preferably within the energy industry but not critical (associated experience in agency, journalism, copy writing deemed equivalent)

Knowledge of communication methods and channels relevant to a large, complex organization, with demonstrable experience using a multi-channel strategy

Knowledge of market and industry issues and trends

Clear understanding of reputational risk and appropriate mitigations and response

Content development, creative writing, concept development and examples of published work

Experience in campaign delivery and measurement

Event planning and delivery

Highly creative thinker and problem solver with a keen eye for detail

Excellent presenter and persuader

Enthusiasm, can-do attitude and energy

Good organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and take responsibility for project delivery

Team player with the ability to guide and influence with excellent articulation skills

Capable of time and priority management, and ability to work under pressure

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with large section of the business and influence decision making and direction

Able to write impeccable content

Ability to foster trusted, open and honest relationships within the business

Able to develop strategic and engaging marketing and communications solutions across a variety of channels

Ability to ensure the integrity of the information distributed across all channels


Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking hereWe are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes 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, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.