Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Iberia is currently recruiting an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Project Management team based in Madrid.

Job Objective

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

Specifies and coordinates the implementation of a large or complex project or portfolio of small to medium sized projects. This includes responsibility for safe delivery, ensuring that quality, schedule, and cost/budget targets are met and for managing the associated risk. Responsible for delivery of project to agreed specifications, for managing change and client relationships, and ensuring appropriate reporting and governance is in place.

Accountable for delivering projects across multiple phases, for delivery of project to agreed specifications, for managing change and client relationships.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Identify, 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
  • Regularly reports project progress to senior management and/or the client
  • Reponsible for delivery of agreed schedule and financial performance, proactively intervening to avoid slippage
  • Leads ongoing focus on risk identification and mitigation during project execution
  • Participate in assurance activities and peer reviews
  • 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
  • Assess the scope, complexity and financial risk associated with the project and involvement in the negotiation of the terms, visibility of project in local community, and attracting the required staff based on their credibility and experience

  • Passionately pursues and supports, demonstrates and embeds company values
  • 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
  • Teaches and empowers others to make decisions within established parameters

Skills / Qualifications

  • University degree in engineering.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Associate in Project Management (APM) or equivalent certification is preferred

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • 15-20 years of pertinent experience including minimum 10-15 years project management experience, mastering their area and knowledgeable about impacts on other areas
  • Strong technical skill as relevant to the project scope(s)
  • Knowledgeable about how multi-phase project budgets, including risk contingencies, are assembled
  • Able to manage project start-up, produce and communicate the project execution plan
  • Understands how changes influence performance and how they should be recorded and managed in different situations. Some knowledge of techniques for recovering poor performance
  • Understanding of the value and timing of changes and their impact on project performance

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
  • Able to motivate, engage and influence a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship
  • Able to develop and maintain strong client relationships, including ability to influence
  • Ability to effectively manage resources (personnel, equipment, materials etc)
  • Negotiation skills and ability to handle sensitive communications
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentational communication skills
  • Strong influencer, negotiator and mediator
  • Excellent command of Spanish and English languages
  • Holding a valid permit to live and work in Spain is required
  • Immediate availability to join

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.