Project Manager
Wood PLC

Houston, Texas

Overview / Responsibilities

This position is within the Process Automation Business: 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 and overhead management, 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Reponsible 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
  • 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
  • Participate in assurance activities and peer reviews

  • Is a champion and role model for ethical behaviour and compliance with applicable laws and
  • 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
  • Interfaces with high value engineering centres (HVEC) as required and manages scope across all
    offices involved
  • 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 relationship
  • Monitors existing relationships
  • May act as company representative and play a role in contract negotiations,
  • Influences relationships at higher customer level
  • Actions and decisions typically have a significant influence on the technical, operational and financial results of one or more small and medium-size projects
  • Works under limited supervision
  • Work is performed under general direction and is reviewed for conformance with policies and general efficiency
  • Keeps manager informed of progress, potentially controversial matters and far-reaching implications
  • Solves problems requiring an understanding of, financial and commercial implications

Skills / Qualifications

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

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Typically requires more than 7 years of pertinent experience including minimum 2-3 years
    experience managing projects or part of projects, mastering their area and knowledgeable
    about impacts on other areas.
  • Prior experience managing Automation projects is preferred
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and
  • In-depth knowledge of all types of project information (deliverables) and its uses and capable
    of managing information management project team.
  • Good knowledge of all handover and close-out activities required for customer, company and
  • Understanding of Cash Flow management as well as projection/forecast of cost at completion

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.


$5 e-gift card
Upload your resume and receive $5 to Dunkin’ on us!
*Available to the first 200 NEW users

Powered by Broadbean logo

*By registering with our site, you agree to our
Terms and Privacy Policy.

More Engineering jobs

Wood PLC
Clute, Texas
Posted about 3 hours ago
Wood PLC
Houston, Texas
Posted about 3 hours ago
Wood PLC
Houston, Texas
Posted about 3 hours ago
View Engineering jobs »

Share Inclusion Job

Project Manager is also posted to sites within our Inclusion Job Network.

Disability inclusion jobs logo
Asian inclusion jobs logo
Black inclusion jobs logo
Diversity inclusion jobs logo
LGBTQ inclusion jobs logo
Seniors inclusion jobs logo
Women inclusion jobs logo
Hispanic inclusion jobs logo