Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Worthing, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Project Manager

We are committed to providing the best possible project delivery to our clients across the Life Sciences sector, ensuring that they have well engineered plants capable of performing world leading production and research for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

Wood Process & Energy is recruiting for a Project Manager to support and deliver a portfolio of projects through early design to construction as part of a Capital Delivery Framework. This is a permanent staff position based at a pharmaceutical client site in Worthing, West Sussex. The expectation is for you to attend site five days a week as this is a hands on role.

The Role

You will 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.

Key Accountabilities &Responsibilities:

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
  • 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
  • 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 • 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 multi-discipline 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

What we can offer
  • Join an experienced team who take pride in supporting each other and sharing knowledge and experience across engineering disciplines
  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across Life Science sectors
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Global connections: join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

Skills / Qualifications

At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. If you meet some but not all of the criteria listed, please apply as training can be provided to support you in the role.

  • Degree in an appropriate discipline of Engineering, or HNC/D in an appropriate discipline (Civil Engineering & Project Management preferred)
  • Knowledge of the site QMS and Regulatory Requirements (Safety and Quality) relative to the defined process
  • Experience in change management methodology and advocate of GPS principles
  • Knowledge of historical, current, and anticipated manufacturing plant and equipment. The job holder will have sufficient scientific and engineering credibility to effectively interface with and influence key stakeholders, internal and external
  • Broad knowledge of professional engineering environment, the associated disciplines, and commercial awareness

  • Demonstrable experience in the management of multidisciplined pharmaceutical projects or other relevant industries is strongly preferred
  • Have a can-do attitude with a growth mindset
  • Able to lead improvement activities, initiating and taking ownership of ideas
  • Able to encourage others to put forward new ideas
  • Have effective decision making skills within their sphere of influence

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.