Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Applied Intelligence (AI) is currently recruiting a Principal Project Manager to oversee some of our large and complex projects.

This role will oversee and direct multiple Project Managers within the company portfolio focusing on regulated Industries (Nuclear, Life Science, Oil and gas) to create delivery excellence across assigned business unit / project and robust control of project scope, schedule, cost, and risk.

Whilst this role can be based anywhere in the UK, mobility and travel to customer sites and face to face meetings with colleagues will be expected.

Responsibilities / Duties
  • Specifies and coordinates the implementation of a large or complex project or portfolio of small to medium sized projects
  • Ensure safe delivery, quality, schedule, and cost / budget targets are met and for managing the associated risk
  • Accountable for delivering projects across multiple phases, for delivery of project to agreed specifications, for managing change and client relationships
  • 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
  • Improve Project Management capability across the business group by employee development and external recruitment
  • Commercial and financial accountability including revenue delivery, margin and overhead management, budget and forecast determination and attainment, risk and opportunity reviews, cost controls, accounts payable / billing and cash collection
  • Negotiates changes to project scope or specification with the client. Follows Change Management process to identify and approve scope, budget specification and schedule modifications
  • Establishes project procedures and prepares project execution plan including the scope of work, deliverables list, master schedule, budget, org charts, risk register etc
  • Regularly reports project progress to senior management and / or the client
  • Responsible for delivery of agreed schedule and financial performance, proactively intervening to avoid slippage
  • 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
  • Standardise and implement Project Management policies and procedures in line with group PMO

Skills / Qualifications

  • University degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Associate in Project Management (APM) or equivalent certification is preferred
  • MBA considered desirable
  • Typically requires significant years of pertinent experience including minimum good level of solid project management experience, mastering their area and knowledgeable about impacts on other areas
  • Strong technical skill as relevant to the project scope(s)
  • Good level of experience in the related field, regulated industries (Nuclear, Life Science, Oil & Gas) and locations of the work
  • Proven project management experience as well as a good understanding of business issues
  • Proven track record of effectively managing complex projects
  • Knowledge of workflow management, established policies for engineering ownership, globalisation of projects and request for tender process
  • Skilled Practitioner in Risk Management processes, well versed in how risks are transposed into cost, time and contingency estimates and forecasts
  • Advanced knowledge of various forms of contracts across many types of goods and services
  • Understands how changes influence performance and how they should be recorded and managed in different situations. Some knowledge of techniques for recovering poor performance
  • Understands the needs of information management requirements in the project phases (operation), internal (contractual, statutory) and asset (client) documentation
  • Good understanding of Cash Flow management as well as projection / forecast of cost at completion
  • Safety focused with an uncompromising approach to risk management. Places the welfare of both internal and customer employees at the top of the agenda

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.