Project Engineering Manager

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Job Description

Wood is presently looking to hire a Project Engineering Manager to join our team in Abu Dhabi. Below are more details about this position.

Job Objective

Responsible for the execution of the engineering portion of a multi-discipline engineering scope of work on one or more projects/work scopes. Has responsibility for coordinating and completing the various engineering, and start-up aspects of a project(s) while meeting HSSE, quality, schedule, and budget performance goals. Has responsibility for the technical excellence of the engineering portion of a project(s) across all disciplines.


Contributes to delivery of engineering excellence through

  • Driving technical assurance on the assigned scope(s) of work
  • Managing and leading, supporting and supervising the discipline engineering teams on the assigned scope(s) of work
  • Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities
  • Developing and retaining motivated and competent people
  • Undertaking the role of process owner
  • Driving safety by design
  • Driving and leading on opportunities for innovation

Driving technical assurance

  • Continuous promotion of corporate / client specific procedures
  • Assist in incident investigations as required
  • Monitors compliance with standards and processes to assure delivery
  • Roll out and Implementation of learning opportunities from across the business
  • Driving continual focus on process safety through the engineering team
  • Driving elimination of technical incidents through robust controls, incident reviews and embedding lessons learned
  • Identifies and mitigates areas of risk and improvement opportunities
  • Identifies and pursues improvement opportunities
  • Managing and leading, supporting and supervising the multidiscipline engineering team

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of a multidiscipline engineering team

  • Assist in the management of recruitment, selection, transfers, performance management, succession planning and promotion of resources to meet engineering team requirements
  • Ensuring appropriately resourced and competent personnel on Project/Contract
  • Oversight and control of Engineering Histogram to support workforce planning
  • Assist in setting & maintaining standards for the development and retention of motivated and competent people

Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities

  • Responsible for the engineering content of project execution plans for assigned contracts/projects
  • Responsible for the direction and management of the engineering and associated project activities of the business grouping/Project
  • Manage and direct resources efficiently and effectively
  • Consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals and present engineering reports and findings
  • Assign, co-ordinate and review the technical work of the department or project teams
  • Focuses on managerial concerns of the project such as cost, completion date, and resource allocation. Provides expert resolution of issues and monitors integration of work
  • Reviews technical concepts of major projects
  • Personally participates in solving difficult technical problems
  • Resolves conflicts that are complex and manages divergent audience
  • Responsible for facilitating agreement between conflicting parties
  • Resolves issues which are non-recurring and occasionally novel
  • Carries responsibility for resolution of major problems for the engineering segment
  • Assist in identifying and requesting functional support to projects / contracts as required
  • Accountable for the efficient planning and management of engineering resources, identifying ad pursuing opportunities for margin improvement, including HVEC utilization

Undertaking the role of process owner

  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department
  • Directs the application of existing principles and the development of new polices and strategies aligned with OU, BU and Corporate objectives
  • Conduit for regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives and industry technology developments


Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Engineering degree in any discipline
  • Minimum 20 years’ experience
  • A balance of technical and management experience at relevant level and position
  • Typically requires several years of supervisory experience with an understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation and health and safety · Broad and extensive knowledge of engineering theories and techniques and a high level of skill in application of this knowledge in the management of the engineering function
  • Capable of representing business and client to business associates in a professional manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of influencing people at all levels of the organization
  • Skilled in forecast planning for people resources
  • Skilled in recruitment and selection, employee communication and management including performance management
  • Able to implement and embed standards and processes to effect delivery of engineering excellence
  • Good knowledge of regulatory framework and associated legislation
  • Current knowledge of industry and technology development within area of expertise
  • Expert in Engineering excellence
  • Able to carry out audit and incident investigations Good Project management skills
  • Skilled in mediation and dispute resolution
  • Financial and commercial awareness

Personal Attributes

  • Role models company values, behaviors and ethics, and promotes same in others
  • Significant persuasion and influencing skills
  • Awareness, respect and the ability to reconcile cultural diversity
  • Pursues continuous development and progression of own skills and knowledge