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Mechanical Discipline Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Discipline:
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary:
  • Job reference: 2018-12973_1551198154

Job Description

WorleyParsons is recruiting a Mechanical Discipline Manager to join our team in Aberdeen on a permanent basis. This role will manage the UK Integrated Solutions (UKIS) Mechanical and HVAC Department, providing support to all projects.

Key Aims and Objectives

  • Ensure the technical accuracy and integrity of the design engineering carried out by the discipline.
  • Provide staff resources with appropriate skills for project and business requirements.
  • Develop and enhance the discipline through implementation of best practice in areas of people management, systems and business processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure Lead Discipline Engineers and Designers are aware of their Safe and Sustainable Engineering for Asset Lifecycle responsibilities.
  • Assist in areas where concerns are raised in relation to the discipline (eg shortage of resources, technical problems, workflows etc).
  • Promote and facilitate use of Global Delivery Center for specified discipline activities across all projects.
  • Maintain oversight of discipline manhour budgets across UKIS project portfolio, reviewing any areas of over / underspend and adjusting discipline norms accordingly.
  • Ensure consistency of discipline activities across all projects through provision of go-bys and technical standards where appropriate.
  • Manage discipline input to proposals.
  • Oversee and support execution of UKIS Technical Peer Review Schedule for the discipline.
  • Approve all staff appointments within the discipline and where appropriate carry out interviews and inductions.
  • Undertake staff appraisals of senior discipline staff and approve reviews carried out by subordinates.
  • Actively support and develop accredited graduate training schemes (where appropriate) and appoint mentors.
  • Make recommendations regarding succession planning and promotions.
  • Review staff development needs and co-ordinate training requirements with Learning and Development.
  • Undertake salary reviews for permanent and agency staff within the discipline.
  • Undertake and / or delegate discipline technical authority role(s).
  • Maintain and develop current awareness of relevant Legislation, Codes and Standards.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and implement applicable Legislation, Codes and Standards.
  • Administer and implement Company, and where applicable Client / Project policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and develop current awareness of relevant engineering technology.
  • Liaise with other disciplines, departments, project personnel, vendors, clients etc.
  • Maintain interface with Companywide Mechanical Engineering Networks and Community of Practice

Qualifications/Training

Essential:

  • UK Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in appropriate engineering subject

Desirable

  • Chartered Engineer and member of appropriate engineering institution

Experience

Essential:

  • Highly experienced in use of design and assessment methods used within discipline
  • Highly experienced in use of analytical methods used within discipline including theoretical background for analysis programs
  • Highly experienced in the use of codes of practice, standards and relevant sections of statutory documentation
  • Highly experienced in producing man-hour and material estimates for all discipline activities
  • Highly experienced in planning, progress monitoring, forecasting and reporting
  • Experienced in controlling all aspects of discipline design including some multi-discipline aspects
  • Able to take a lead in motivation, training and ongoing development of subordinates.
  • Capable of setting and managing discipline objectives.
  • Capable of generating co-operative team based culture within the discipline.
  • Knowledge of personnel issues and aspirations of subordinates.

Desirable:

  • Technical authority within the discipline as a fully developed, professional engineer with substantial experience and expertise
  • Experienced in commercial, contractual and administrative aspects of engineering
  • Experienced in the supervision and management of several discipline teams assigned to a number of projects within a large sized business

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