Project Manager

Seminole, Texas, United States
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10 + Years Experience

Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Seminole, Texas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Project Manager to support our Facilities Construction Group. The position has a broad scope therefore the successful candidate will be required to be based in the United States (no relocation assistance is provided), with the ability to travel nationwide up to 25% of the time. The ideal candidate would be based near Seminole, TX, however remote work is possible.

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Create delivery excellence across assigned project/portfolio, provide certainty and confidence to the customer/project sponsor, and robust control of project scope, schedule, cost and risk.

Specifies and coordinates the implementation and completion of a moderate sized project, portfolio of small projects, or a major component of a large project. This includes responsibility for safe delivery, ensuring that quality, schedule, and cost targets are met and for managing the associated risk.

Responsible for delivery of project to agreed specifications, for managing change and customer relationships, and ensuring appropriate reporting and governance is adhered to and controlled.

Project Execution
  • P & L responsibility with associated commercial and financial accountability including revenue delivery, margin, budget and forecast determination and attainment, risk and opportunity reviews, cost controls, accounts payable/billing and cash collection
  • 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
  • Establishes project procedures and leads production of 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 customer
  • Responsible 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
  • 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

  • Is a champion and role model for ethical behaviour and compliance with applicable laws and policies
  • Oversees proposals and call-offs (may be individual projects) within delegation of authority, ensuring compliance with contracting policy and standards of ethical conduct
  • Coaches, mentors and empowers others to make decisions within established parameters

  • Provides the interface and maintains effective relationships with other contributors to the project
  • Guides and directs project team and functional support teams as required
  • 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

Skills / Qualifications

  • Technical degree is preferred or the equivalency with substantial, relevant experience in construction
  • Minimum 10 years' construction experience, preferably in facilities construction
  • Strong client interface skills and the ability to work well in an EPC environment are essential
  • Must have a good working knowledge of project controls including scheduling, budgeting, progress monitoring and forecasting

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Typically requires more than 10 years of pertinent experience including minimum 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 types 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
  • Good knowledge of all handover and close-out activities required for customer, company and suppliers
  • U nderstanding of Cash Flow management as well as projection/forecast of cost at completion

Personal attributes:
  • Safety focused with an uncompromising approach to risk management. Places the welfare of both internal and customer employees at the top of the agenda
  • Passionately pursues and supports, demonstrates and embeds company values
  • Able to motivate, engage and influence a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship
  • Customer focused - develops sincere and open relationships with customers, current and potential; constantly striving to exceed expectations and add value. Able to develop and maintain strong customer relationships, including ability to influence
  • Ability to effectively manage resources (personnel, equipment, materials etc.)
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and ability to handle sensitive communications
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentational communication skills
  • 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
  • Entrepreneurial approach - ability to identify opportunities

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.