• Senior Project Engineering Manager

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    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Position Type
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Woods nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our customers and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our customers and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.


    The Senior Engineering Manager position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a team which will be directly responsible for change in a highly-regulated industry, which will invest up to £7bn over the next two decades.


    The role will appeal to individuals who are seeking an opportunity to lead the Engineering and Design of a major UK organisation through a truly transformational period in its history, making it, and the strategic assets for which it is accountable and responsible, fit for our generation, and those of the future.



    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Accountable for the delivery performance of design and engineering of projects in complex, highly regulated industry
    • Responsibility for the relationship and integration with external partners within  specific projects.
    • Leading project teams with Wood, customer and sub-contract organisations
    • Responsible to the Programme Director for the delivery and financial return of the project.
    • Through interface with the internal/external stakeholders and Wood commercial support, ensuring the delivery approach is consistent with the contract form and that Wood commercial interests are protected within the contract delivery.

    Responsible for Transformation of engineering delivery:

    • Management of the delivery of Wood Engineering Design Integrity Workflows.
    • Developing and implementing the More for Less strategy for specific project in order to aachieve double digit cost percentage savings on project outturn costs based on approved detailed design baselines.Developing and implementing the Safety by Design strategy for specific project.
    • Developing and implementing the engineering execution strategy, including manhour estimates (eg CTRs)
    • Delivery of all Engineering & Technical deliverables
    • Identification of standards and specifications applicable to the project
    • Progressing and reporting
    • Engineering coordination across disciplines
    • Performing appropriate engineering reviews
    • Identifying and requesting appropriate engineering & technical resources (people)
    • Approval of all engineering and technical scope changes
    • Overall management and coordination of engineering team on the project.
    • The identification of changes in the scope of work and ensuring that appropriate change requests are current and adequate.

    The role will be Warrington and Sellafield based and thus frequent travel to Sellafield will be required.

    A base in Cumbria with regular travel to Warrington is also practicable.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Experience of major engineering delivery on EPC projects
    • Experience in collaborative business relationships including with customers and in leading engineering projects for joint ventures.
    • High degree of commercial acumen and experience.
    • Mobilising/recruiting mutli-discipline engineering design teams
    • Producing and implement engineering project execution plans
    • Setting up Engineering project procedures and processes
    • Developing and implementing design assurance plans
    • Producing large engineering design manhour estimates
    • Managing design contractors and interfacing with supply chain
    • Managing cost and schedule performance of large design teams
    • General knowledge of key cross industry regulations and standards e.g. CDM, PED, IEC61511, DSEAR, ASME, API, EN
    • Managing workshare with HVEC other design offices
    • Experience of engineering in procurement, construction, commissioning phases
    • Knowledge of export control compliance regulations
    • Operated as an Senior Engineering Manager on a major O&G project.
    • Introduced new methods of optimising engineering performance. Value Engineering, More4Less, High Value Engineering Centres, etc.
    • Expert on Enterprise Engineering Software: Aveva or Equivalent
    • Sound knowledge of 21st Century Tools and the implementation of Digitisation initiatives.

    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
    • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme.  In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  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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