Company: Wood
Skills: Engineering Manager
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Overview / Responsibilities

We are looking for a Modular Engineering Manager. He/She supports the delivery of Wood's strategy for delivering modular technology solutions for methanation (Vesta) and hydrogen generation (via steam methane reforming).

Provides leadership to multi-discipline engineers and have functional oversight of the performance of all discipline design work including resources within Consulting and Projects as necessary.

The Modular Engineering Manager leads by example, consistently displaying and enforcing the Company's values and behaviours, role modelling commitment to the highest standards of safe and ethical behaviour and creating an inclusive work environment.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Engineering delivery and performance
  • Leading a multi-discipline team to deliver competitive modular solutions
  • Role-model a mindset to develop and continuously improve our modular Products to have a competitive advantage while challenging traditional norms and practices, where appropriate.
  • Sharp product-oriented focus incorporating customer feedback to enhance competitiveness of designs
  • Understanding of design and sourcing constraints related to modular delivery
  • Drive HSSEA culture and performance through assigned discipline group
  • Produce discipline input to engineering execution plans
  • Establish and continuously improve design systems and tools required by the discipline to deliver cost effective and competitive design solutions
  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals and strategies. With guidance, looks ahead to determine and obtain needed resources to complete plans
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for margin enhancement including through HVEC utilisation

Strategy and Development / Business Development
  • Ensure modular offerings are market competitive
  • Lead broader teams to prepare modular offerings that are differentiated
  • Provide support to the business development process during proposals development
  • Support strengthening and deepening the use of workshare
  • Collaboratively produce inputs to proposals with other discipline heads

People and capability
  • Communicate the vision and strategic direction for Technology & Products' hydrogen strategy; explain the relationship to the broader organization's mission, vision and values; motivate people to commit to these
  • The role will initially not have direct reports. However, a high degree of influence will be required to manage cross business unit teams. As the modular strategy is implemented and grows, management of direct reports may be required
  • Secure future resource and capability requirements within the discipline area to deliver current and future projects and lead on recruitment and selection of resources
  • Ensure that appropriate and effective competence assurance is in place
  • Identification of competence gaps in delivery and identify/organise resourcing to close gaps
  • Builds an inclusive team culture which recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring

Working Relationship

  • Liaise, communicate and operate in conjunction with design discipline managers in own location and other local/regional offices, to support the effective execution of all work scopes
  • Engage with technical networks / communities of practice to advance and promote company-wide execution excellence
  • Clearly articulate and support Wood's technology and products strategy with internal stakeholders across Business Units

  • Liaise with current and potential customers and clients
  • Interact with engineering software suppliers to ensure discipline needs are met by technical applications
  • Industry bodies and professional institutions to draw on best practice
  • Auditors/quality certification bodies for assurance of discipline design processes and procedures

Level of Influence & Decision Making Authority
  • Decisions have a significant impact on the successful delivery of technical and financial outcomes for the work group
  • Leads on recruitment and selection and sets tone for culture within team; significantly impacts on performance, engagement, productivity and retention of discipline engineering resources
  • Responsibility to maintain project budgets

Skills / Qualifications


Minimum ISCED level 5 short-cycle tertiary education in engineering discipline Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Extensive broad and deep experience of modular delivery in one or more relevant industry sectors
  • Expert level experience and understanding of design tools and processes
  • Broad understanding of the business drivers for relevant industry sector clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Able to attract top talent to meet current and future business needs
  • Experienced in developing talent using coaching, mentoring and formal performance processes Personal

  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively across a diverse multicultural community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross functionally and create trust with seniors and peer group
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Insightful coach, able to skilfully deliver developmental feedback

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 40,000 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.