Lead Instrument Engineer in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Due to the potential award of new contracts Wood is currently recruiting for a Lead Instrument Engineer based in Aberdeen with extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry. 

Responsibilities -

  • Contribute to the delivery of Engineering excellence
  • Managing and leading teams
  • Providing discipline expertise to the business including Technical Authority responsibility where assigned
  • Executing assigned scopes of work
  • Delivering against contract Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and business objectives
  • In conjunction with the Discipline Focal Point / Head of Discipline, manages succession planning for direct reports
  • Provides coaching and mentoring for direct reports
  • Actively supports recruitment, selection, transfers and promotion of resources to meet succession and business plans
  • Support the development and retention of motivated and competent people
  • Ensures competence of deputies
  • Manages performance of direct reports
  • Continuous promotion of, and adherence to, the discipline specific procedures and providing feedback for continuous improvement
  • Support the development and delivery of the technical assurance framework
  • Monitor compliance with competence standards
  • Participate in incident investigations as required
  • Set performance expectations for direct reports
  • Actively maintaining own competence and continuous development
  • Provide discipline support to the business
  • Ensuring learning opportunities are captured and realised
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory framework and legislation
  • Proficient in scope definition
  • Deputising for Focal Point / Head of Discipline as required
  • Supporting and supervising tasks delegated to direct reports / respective team
  • Executing assigned business objectives
  • Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities
  • Manage and direct resources efficiently and effectively
  • Perform the role of Technical Authority when appointed to do so
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate across the project / contract and business interfaces
  • Engage with inter-discipline community and promote discipline including: networking / knowledge sharing
  • Maintain communication with respective Head of Discipline
  • Communicate and co-operate with external stakeholders including: industry bodies, academia, vendors, client interface (as appropriate and requested), market intelligence, relevant conferences, and business development



Skills / Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications -

  • MSc, MEng or equivalent professional qualification or BSc, BEng or equivalent with extensive relevant experience
  • Chartered Engineer or recognised equivalent
  • Demonstrable balance of industrial and management experience at relevant level and position
  • Intellectually capable, can substantiate the ability to apply theory in a practical context
  • Professional demeanour, interpersonal skills
  • Able to demonstrate a level of team working skills
  • Enthusiastic, conscientious and keen to learn
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude
  • Competent in the execution of standards, processes and procedures to effect delivery of operations excellence.
  • Competent in knowledge of regulatory framework and associated legislation
  • Competent in own discipline to provide support to the business
  • Demonstrate current knowledge with industry and technology development within discipline
  • Demonstrate continual professional development
  • Communication in written and spoken forms
  • Knowledge in Engineering excellence
  • Participate in audit and incident investigations as required
  • Project management
  • Commercial awareness


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  <web address removed>  



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.

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