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Cristina Alcantarilla

Senior project engineer

Reading, UK

Joined In

2014

Works On

Involved in the coordination of large scale oil & gas projects

Enjoys

Travelling, beach volleyball and home DIY

Tell us about your role at Wood

I joined wood, initially as a graduate oil & gas engineer working on mechanical design of offshore pipelines. After three years performing pipelines design for concept, pre-FEED and FEED projects, I decided to move into project engineering. It’s been a year and a half since a became a senior project engineer. My current role has allowed me to broaden my multi-disciplinary knowledge and expertise and being involved in the coordination and delivery of complex projects.

When you reflect on your career at Wood what makes you most proud?

Acting as a key part of teams which successfully delivered concept selection, pre-FEED and FEED projects for various customers. Winning the Thames Valley Project Management Challenge 2017 (APM - Association for Project Management) on behalf of Wood. Chairing the Reading Diversity and Inclusion committee and organising multiple events including charity fundraising events, INWED activities, and employee engagement initiatives.

What would you tell your friends about working at Wood?

Wood’s employees feel valued and empowered to be themselves. Wood cares for its people and promotes a motivating working environment. Wood values the enthusiasm and professionalism of its people, respects them and provides any support you may need. It’s like being part of a great big family!

I enjoy the feeling of waking up every morning happy to know I’ll be going to the office, and I will be able to contribute to huge projects which make a difference around the world. Being excited and happy about your day-to-day job is great!