Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood (trading locally as WoodKSS) is currently recruiting a Project Manager to join our team in Atyrau (for KZ passport holders).

Project Execution:

Contributes to and reviews the project proposal and plan to determine timeframe, procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project. Contributes to setting project evaluation parameters
Negotiates changes to project scope or specification with the customer. Follows Change Management process to identify and approve modifications to scope, cost, schedule and quality.
Pursue and develop opportunities for innovation, such as digitalisation and technology use, work share and high value engineering centres, to bring value to Wood and customer
Establishes project procedures and leads production of project execution plan including the scope of work, deliverables list, master schedule, budget, org charts, risk register
Regularly reports project progress to senior management and/or the customer
Reponsible for delivery of agreed schedule and financial performance, proactively intervening to avoid slippage
Ensures competence of project team members to carry out assigned work
Leads ongoing focus on risk identification and mitigation during project execution
Responsible for the project HSSE leadership, ensures a program of initiatives and auditing schedule are established and that HSSE and quality management issues are proactively addressed
Guides and directs a multidiscipline project team, which may include external specialists and involve staff from multiple offices and sites
Responsible for ensuring project team members are competent to carry out assigned duties
Promotes and sets up performance improvement culture and actions on complex projects and into their supply chains

Facilitates the set up of information management systems / applications as applicable to suit various life phases of projects and manage information management project team
Participate in assurance activities and peer reviews

Working relationships:

Provides the interface and maintains effective relationships with other contributors to the project
Guides and directs project team and functional support teams as required
Interfaces with high value engineering centres as required and manages scope across all offices involved
Interface and coordinate with Operational and/or Contract Management to ensure delivery of
operational goals
Primary point of contact for customer on assigned scope. Establishes and maintains a positive and
effective customer relationship, ensuring payment terms are met, and communicating any delays
Manage relationships with external suppliers and sub-contractors and resolves cost, schedule and quality issues
Seeks out new avenues for building internal and external relationships
Monitors existing relationships
May act as company representative and play a role in contract negotiations,
Influences relationships at higher customer level

Level of Influence&decision making authority:

Actions and decisions typically have a significant influence on the technical, operational and financial results of one or more small and medium-size projects
Works under limited supervision
Work is performed under general direction and is reviewed for conformance with policies and general efficiency
Keeps manager informed of progress, potentially controversial matters and far-reaching implications
Solves problems requiring an understanding of, financial and commercial implications
Solves problems requiring understanding of social and political implications and international issues

Skills / Qualifications

University degree in relevant discipline
Project Management Professional (PMP), Associate in Project Management (APM) or equivalent certification is preferred

Typically requires more than 10 years of pertinent experience including minimum 4-5 years experience managing projects or part of projects, mastering their area and knowledgeable about impacts on other areas
Good level of experience in the related field, industry, and locations of the work
Proven project management experience as well as a good understanding of business issues
Thorough understanding of project management techniques and practices
Thorough understanding of project goals, drivers and strategies
Experience of developing and implementing measures of success and benefits on several projects
Knowledge of prioritising stakeholders and the development of stakeholder management plans
Has interfaced with key stakeholders on projects to obtain, create and maintain requirements and acceptance criteria on several occasions

Good knowledge of industry and company risk management processes. Well versed in qualitative assessment methods and some knowledge of quantitative assessment techniques

Able to use common estimating techniques to derive estimates and costs on standard projects
Good knowledge of contract models, conditions, types and their suitability in different situations
Able to deliver effective project initiation on multi-phase projects and produce project execution plans
Well versed in international and company quality assurance standards
Knowledge of commercial and contract conditions applicable to the procurement of various t ypes of goods and services
In-depth knowledge of scheduling techniques, their properties and uses
Good knowledge and experience in project monitoring and forecasting
Ability to manage change control process on project with several sub-contractors and interfaces
In-depth knowledge of all types of project information (deliverables) and its uses and capable of managing information management project team
Good knowledge of all handover and close-out activities required for customer, company and suppliers
Understanding of Cash Flow management as well as projection/forecast of cost at completion

Strong influencer, negotiator and mediator
Flexible to respond and adapt to changing internal and external context
Decisive, with ability to make decisions and follow through, ensuring learnings are captured
Strong team builder capable of identifying and adopting best practices, engendering a spirit of cooperation and energising people towards optimum performance enabling cross functional best practice
Pragmatic in approach with a strong commercial bias and ability to balance commerciality with operational excellence

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.