Company: Wood
Skills: Engineering Manager, Project Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Offshore (Gulf of Mexico) Brownfield Engineering Director with extensive experience in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry.

The Offshore Brownfield Engineering Director will d irect and guide the growth, development and delivery performance across the USA, supporting the development of strategy and delivering related business plans. The Offshore Brownfield Engineering Director is a ccountable for safety, technical and financial performance across the USA, assuming budgetary and P&L responsibility and demonstrating clear safety leadership; achieving monthly and annual targets and embedding company values.

  • P & L responsibility with associated 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
  • Directs and leads operational delivery, ensuring appropriate controls and governance are in place and ensuring Wood is working to the highest possible standards of integrity, safety, quality and operational excellence
  • Produce solutions to complex strategic, contractual, technical, commercial, operational and personnel related challenges which impact on customer service and performance
  • Manages ongoing business, responsible for budget setting and delivery, contracts, capacity and resource management, and capability management
  • Deliver performance management objectives, agreed business plans, budget and targets and report on both opportunities and risks impacting on the business
  • Maintain operational integrity and excellence, ensuring robust governance, subcontractor management, and performance reporting
  • Carry out significant operational administrative functions, staffing activities and managing day-today e mployee relations and operational issues
  • Managing the workload and priorities within portfolios of activity for multiple clients
  • Ensure financial, safety, and quality controls and compliance to company policies
  • Participate in technical audits and peer reviews
  • Actively identifies, pursues and develop opportunities for innovation, such as digitalization and technology use, work share and high value engineering centers, to bring value to Wood and customer
  • Tracks risks and opportunities via registers and mitigation of current or emerging risks across country/Region to maximize performance
  • Ownership of HSSEA matters across assigned area: ensure HSSEA values are delivered and adhered to at all times, proactively leading and demonstrating safety behavioural values. Lead and focus the team to attain all HSE plans, supporting continuous improvement and ensuring legislative compliance
  • Support resolution of any legal claims in collaboration with legal and other relevant functions
  • Ensures robust Management of Change and builds a learning culture

Business Growth

  • Deliver growth in the areas of responsibility through close collaboration with Business Development. Develop and own business plan, and drive sales, bid and tender activity
  • In support of continued growth, ensure that the organisation develops responsive, dependable and cost effective services, servicing target markets, collaborating across business units and business groupings, and actively leveraging Wood solutions to address customer needs
  • Foster and enhance customer relationships with open, honest and effective communications. Work with customer-facing teams to improve scope of work/offering, understand and deliver customer required level of services
  • Oversees proposals and call-offs (may be individual projects) within delegation of authority, ensuring compliance with contracting policy and standards of ethical conduct


  • Is a champion and role model for ethical behaviour and compliance with applicable laws and policies
  • Ensure operations maintain a continued alignment with overall corporate policy, strategy and direction
  • Responsive to customer needs whilst ensuring the company operates with the utmost integrity, in line with code of conduct, company values and all applicable laws and policies
  • Facilitate open and effective communication to optimise delivery of objectives, maximise team performance and achieve continuous performance improvement, working closely with other areas of operation out-with assigned country/region to promote and enhance collaboration
  • Generate team spirit, enthusiasm and passion and pursue the eradication of unproductive practices and negative mind-sets to create a vibrant culture of positive thinking and attitudes
  • Overall accountability for effective recruitment, selection and retention of talent within assigned area
  • Identify and support development of talent, effective performance and capability management of teams and direct reports, dealing with under-performance in a prompt, professional manner
  • Responsible for ensuring employees within remit are competent to carry out assigned duties
  • Passionately pursue and support, demonstrate and embed company values

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Scientific Discipline, or related technical field OR degree qualified in a commercial/business discipline with significant experience in a technical organisation

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Extensive track record of successful operational and technical delivery within Offshore GOM Brownfield Engineering
  • Broad and deep understanding of the industry and strong networking and relationship building capability
  • Experience of customer facing communication
  • Strong relevant technical expertise or commercial/business management applied in a technical organisation
  • Understanding of management systems
  • Knowledge of current HSSEA and other legislation as applicable in the industry
  • Team building skills - motivating people, proactively enabling cross functional best practice
  • Ability to lead change programmes
  • The ability to influence and challenge others to behave in ways consistent with the interest of the organisation
  • Business awareness and commercial acumen to contribute to the competitive advantage of the business

Personal Attributes

  • 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
  • Exceptional communicator both verbally and written
  • Strong team builder, listens to needs of team, and capable of identifying and adopting best practices to engender a spirit of cooperation and energise people toward optimum performance
  • Pragmatic in approach with a strong commercial bias and ability to balance commercially with operational excellence
  • Safety focused with an uncompromising approach to risk management. Places the welfare of both internal and customer employees at the top of the agenda
  • Customer focused - develops sincere and open relationships with customers, current and potential; listens to customer needs and constantly striving to exceed expectations and add value
  • Entrepreneurial approach - ability to identify opportunities
  • Flexible to respond in agile ways to changing customer needs
  • Ability to make decisions and follow through, ensuring learnings are captured
  • A motivated self starter, who can self-direct when required, able to use own initiative and have autonomy to make appropriate decisions but also know when escalation is required.
  • Critical thinker with problem solving abilities

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 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.