Group Manager - Instrument & Telecoms

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BBBH40689
Negotiable
Epsom, Surrey


Group Manager - Instrument & Telecoms
Surrey
Permanent

About the job:
We are looking for Group Manager - Instruments & Telecom that will corporately manage an entire team of engineers and designers in their respective department. Someone who develops primary goals, operating plans, policies, and short and long-term objectives. Implements the above following board of Directors approval. Establish organogram structure for the department and delegates authority to subordinates. Lead the department towards objectives, meets with and advises subordinates. The Instrument & Telecom Group Manager is accountable to the Engineering Director.

This is part of a recruitment drive during 2022 to develop and grow our Front End and General Engineering capability in the UK. We are seeking high-calibre people for this key Group Manager role that have talent, enthusiasm and drive to influence and be part of our exciting expansion plan. The UK Engineering group will support a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities in Low Carbon/ Energy Transition (CCUS, Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Offshore Wind, Waste to X, Emissions Reduction) as well as responsibly developing traditional international energy projects. Being confidently hands on particularly during 2022 as we grow, collaborative (including international workshare and teamworking) and committed to a long-term career within a high performing and close team are some of the key qualities we are seeking.

We operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working. For our team to develop an effective team dynamic within Engineering.

Your responsibilities:
Primary Duties

  • Company values are at the heart of everything we do. They make us unique, inspire our success, and guide our decisions and actions. The employee will be aligned to these values, striving at all times to live and breathe those values.
  • Allocate appropriate manpower for the preparation of proposals/ concept studies, FEED and detailed engineering on projects. Maximise levels of re-imbursibility at all times.
  • May undertake position of a Lead Engineer or Study Manager on a small project in addition to corporate departmental responsibilities.
  • Continuously evaluate manpower and competency requirements; develop manpower plans, charts and schedules. Recommend, assign and allocate manpower for the execution of engineering activities within the budgeted project man-hours. Recommend cost effective measures to reduce overall manpower costs. Evaluate current manpower skill levels and allocate work among engineering staff according to complexity, specialised training and project requirements.
  • Recommend recruitment requirements in support of department engineering activities; participate in screening of applicants, interviewing, selection and hiring of candidates in accordance with company procedures and approval processes.
  • Direct the activities of department performance evaluations. Establish clear work standards and ensure performance objectives are met. Evaluate and make recommendation for promotions, salary increases, transfers, and terminations.
  • Determine training and development requirements within the department; confer with supervisory level personnel in the identification of skill gaps and training needs. Mentor and motivate department staff.
  • Analyse technology trends, recommend upgrade of systems and procedures when required. Assess, identify and develop technical tools, conduct presentations and seminars to update and improve the quality of engineering deliverables.
  • Interface and regularly meet with client and vendor representatives, head internal staff and kick-off meetings, ensure the progress of project completion in accordance to determined schedules, allotted man hours and budgeted costs. Coordinate with projects and planning departments on schedule related issues.
  • Identify and organise the preparation and implementation of standard design guides, specifications, datasheets and checklists
  • Consult Quality Assurance with any quality issues ensuring compliance with company ISO Quality procedures, Project Quality Plan and Design Integrity processes and procedures. Coordinate Internal and Client audit requests and facilitates audit procedures of engineering systems within the department. Comply with other company accredited frameworks such as ISO 14001.
  • Promote safety awareness in strict compliance with company HSE policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate and assess department material resources, recommend library books, codes and standards and software requirements.
  • Hold regular departmental meetings and maintain corporate communication with department members.
  • Provide technical corporate leadership in support of project activities and may approve critical deliverables.
  • Address personnel management issues in conjunction with project and HR functions, undertakes appraisal, and responsible for reviewing training and development needs.
  • Participate in preparation of proposals including execution statements, man-hour cost estimates and client clarifications.
  • Raise issues of concern, development and improvement to Engineering Director

Job/Cost Impact
Manages the overall engineering activities of the department, accountable for overall discipline related activities for the successful completion of proposals and/or projects within allotted schedule, quality, man-hour and costs. Accountable for the entire department budget.

Decision Making Authority
Makes decisions on recruitment issues and on mobilisation/ demobilisation of personnel with approval from Engineering Director. Takes ultimate decisions on critical/ technical issues and supports project interface with client as necessary. Recruits' personnel as required to meet resource requirements.

Supervisory Responsibility
Typically supervises department staff of over 10 engineers and designers

Physical Effort and Work Environment

  • Duties essentially performed in Main Office. Time spent in supervision, planning, coordination, attending meetings and maintaining contacts. Required to travel to other company offices or client's offices and attend site visits as necessary, in accordance with corporate or project requirements.
  • Our team will be expected to be in the office nominally 3 days a week to help build that positive team culture.
  • As we expand and grow, the company will seek to relocate from the current offices to larger premises in Surrey.

Qualification/ Certification:

  • Honours Degree in Engineering.
  • Chartered Status preferred. Significant related project management experience working for Engineering/Client organisations in the Oil and Gas Industry

Skills Requirement:

  • Excellent management, including delegation, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills.
  • Planning and forecasting ability.
  • Tactfulness in resolving issues.
  • Cost awareness.
  • Proactive approach.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player

Communication:
Excellent Communication and presentation skills.

Core Competencies:

  • Experience of Consultancy/ FEED/ Detailed Design and EPC projects.
  • Understanding of contract terms and conditions.
  • Knowledge of international specifications and codes.
  • Thorough knowledge of Safety and Quality procedures.
  • Specialist/high competency in specific area(s) of Engineering.
  • Activity scheduling and discipline work priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • Planning and forecasting ability
  • HSSE and Quality Consciousness.
  • Analytical and problem-solving mind.
  • Global work share experience

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


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About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

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Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.