Company: Wood
Skills: Technical Manager
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Darlington, England, United Kingdom


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Technical Delivery Manager. Working as part of the EMEA Technical Directorate, this role will provide technical delivery support within the Process and Energy Services Line. Define and guide the growth, development and delivery performance and work in parallel with the heads of functions (technical) within the region supporting the overall development of EMEA technical strategy, to deliver best practices and consistency throughout.

Provide guidance and direction to technical management and support teams in day-to-day management of technical delivery, ensuring appropriate governance and controls are in place and ensuring Wood is working to the highest possible standards of technical integrity.

The role will provide a consistent technical reporting line back to the Operations Directors and SVP and produce solutions to complex service line strategic technical / operational challenges which impact our customer service and performance, in doing so improving the flow of lessons learned between services lines within EMEA. The role is instrumental in coordinating / driving technical innovation, improvement and learning in the Process and Energy team.

The role also acts as a technical authority for the P&E business and works closely with the Technical Delivery Managers for each of the service lines and the EMEA Technical Director.

The role will work closely with the other functions within P&E- particularly Project Controls, Supply Chain and Risk Management.

Technical Operations
  • Play an active role as part of the Technical Directorate Forum with continuous stakeholder engagement with Technical Director EMEA, Services lines Technical Delivery Managers, Head of Functions - EMEA, HVEC Interface Manager and Head of Technical Training
  • Provide a consistent approach within the P&E service line, through visible technical leadership and support of the Operations Managers involved in the P&E service delivery, ensuring strong individual and team motivation and productivity
  • Provide a single technical focal point within P&E, to distil, introduce, and share best practice across Wood Solutions
  • Provide a single point of contact within P&E to traffic technical support requirements within the Project Controls, Supply Chain, and Risk function to ensure consistent strategic delivery strategies are in place
  • Ensure technical operations maintain a continued alignment with overall corporate policy, strategy, and direction and to ensure consistent objectives are set, achieved, and aligned to the strategic imperatives of the E&A region
  • Support the Heads of Function (EMEA) in establishing and implementing policies to ensure appropriate governance mechanisms for continuous monitoring of their proper implementation
  • Tracks risks and opportunities via registers and mitigation of current or emerging technical risks across the P&E service line
  • Support and steer the functions to ensure technical innovation, improvement and learning in P&E is drawing upon best practice across all the service lines within EMEA
  • Where concerns arise regarding technical integrity or performance, liaise with the Heads of Function to conduct or organise for independent 'deep dives' to determine causes and mitigations.
  • Support the Heads of Function (EMEA) in ensuring and overseeing compliance with the Wood technical processes and procedures in all aspects of the business
  • Actively participate in the decision-making process to drive P&E work to HVEC
  • Participate in technical audits and PEER reviews
  • Support or influence operational growth in the areas of responsibility, through close collaboration with S&G Group by introducing innovative ways to reduce costs of our technical delivery
  • Actively identifies, pursues, and develops opportunities for innovation such as digitalisation and technology use, diversity and inclusion, workshare (Wood Solutions) and HVEC to bring value to Wood and their customers

Business Growth
  • Support or influence operational growth in the areas of responsibility, through close collaboration with S&G Group by introducing innovative ways to reduce costs of our technical delivery
  • Actively identifies, pursues, and develops opportunities for innovation such as digitalisation and technology use, diversity and inclusion, workshare (Wood Solutions) and HVEC to bring value to Wood and their customers
  • Foster and enhance customer relationships with open, honest, and effective communications. Work with the customer facing teams to improve scope of work / offering, understand and deliver customer required level of services


Skills / Qualifications

Q ualifications:
  • Engineering Degree
  • Management Degree (preferred)
  • Member of Professional Institute (Chartered Engineer / Manager)


Knowledge, skills, and experience:
  • Leadership and HSSE role model
  • A thorough understanding of strategic and change management with the ability to translate this into appropriate goals, methodologies, and strategies for implementation
  • Experience in Project Controls (experience in Norms capturing and processing preferred)
  • Substantial experience in onshore assets / P&E and life sciences / refineries
  • Substantial experience in brownfield modifications and / or EPCC workscopes
  • Mixture of experience across Engineering, Construction / Completions or Site O&M roles
  • Experience in TARs (preferred)
  • Fully conversant with Wood Management Systems and understanding of the greater Wood offering (Wood Solutions)
  • Experience acting as a Technical Authority and ability to act as a technical writer and PEER reviewer
  • Ability to write and present Technical Business Cases
  • Demonstrated experience in contract start-ups and delivery of technical execution plans
  • Proven ability to build and lead a team of technical people, actively supporting, encouraging, and engaging those reporting to the position
  • Ability to work independently and be results oriented, takes ownership, responsibility, and full accountability for the function
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with ability to effectively manage within tight time frames
  • Superior communication, stakeholder and influencing capabilities with the ability to present, inform, and persuade at all levels and externally
  • Ability to identify, foster and develop staff for promotion and/or transfer within the organization
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize, with an ability to delegate appropriately
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships based on trust and confidence
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to be a team player is essential
  • Ability to design and implement relevant work practices


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. 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.

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  www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.