Company: Wood
Skills: Engineering Manager
Experience: 20 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Kuwait, Kuwait

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking expression of interest for a competent Engineering Manager responsible for the overall management of the PMC Engineering design group in Kuwait for the upcoming project.

Please note that at this stage, applications for this role are invited as an Expression of Interest (EOI) whilst opportunities are being fully determined.

  • Ensure that all staff capabilities are matched to the job requirements and verify all staff PDRs
  • Approve all temporary and permanent appointments for engineering personnel
  • Ensure sub - community skills matrix is updated on a regular basis
  • Understand contract obligations and ensure that all supervised staff are aware of their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act and equivalent Kuwait standards
  • Ensure that all staff under supervision are working to the Community Procedures Specifications and Standards and to any project - specific agenda
  • Manage the day to day interfacing between assigned projects of the Project Engineers and the disciplines of Process, Piping, Civil / Structural, E&I and Mechanical together with the PMC Construction Team
  • Manage all project design and engineering services work being executed in the Permanent Offices
  • Adopt a stage - gate system to ensure that key engineering, including FEED deliverables are prepared at appropriate time. Continue to reassess the gate deliverables to align with the Industry's best practices
  • Identify areas of concern with respect to progress of assigned project, recommend the corrective actions wherever required and execute when directed by the client
  • Lead, conduct and participate in value engineering workshops for optimizing scope and design
  • Organize and participate in Hazard and Operability (HAZOP), Safety Integrity Level (SIL), Project Health, Safety and Environment Review (PHSER) and EIA and HSE exercises for the assigned projects during FEED and detailed design to implement the recommendation of such exercises upon Client approval
  • Manage the control of all engineering systems and hardware
  • Provide consultancy on engineering systems to other business streams, as be appropriate within MENA and the CoP
  • Participate in key Client reviews and meetings as required
  • Participate in weekly Wood assigned project reviews
  • Participate in Project Management Plan reviews
  • Update and prepare department procedures and work practices as appropriate
  • Conduct annual staff appraisals and recommend salary reviews for the department
  • Provide notification of any potential commercial risk or opportunity to the Project Director / Manager for further action
  • Develop close working relationships between all assigned engineering group members and the Project Engineers / assigned projects team to provide a consistent approach and effective resolution of issues. Encourage the same degree of cooperation within the Contractor organization
  • Develop a good team spirit within assigned PMC personnel and encourage team working with the Contractor and other Client groups

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum B.Sc. Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum twenty years' post graduate experience
  • Minimum eight years' experience in the oil & gas, refining and petrochemical industries
  • Minimum five years' experience in the designation
  • Minimum two years' experience with Wood in a similar position
  • Minimum five years' experience in the Middle East

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.

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.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering 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. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.