Senior Project Manager - Mechanical or Civil Discipline

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Project / Contract Management
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager with a background in the mechanical or civil/structural discipline who has industrial work experience.  As the Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing projects which support a chemical manufacturing facility as part of that facility’s site engineering team and for providing leadership for the other members of the site group in our customer’s facility.


Authorization to work permanently in the U.S. without sponsorship required.


Major Actives and Principal Responsibilities include leadership of capital and expense projects ($0M - ~$10MM plus) as outlined below:

  • Provides project management, technical engineering design, costs, plans, and specifications for construction of new facilities and reconditioning or altering of existing systems and equipment.
  • Defines final project scope, determines best engineering solution, estimates cost, develops funding requests, and manages spending throughout life of project.
  • Based on project requirements, communicates team membership needs to Site supervision to execute the project. Provides timing and direction to this team to achieve cost and timing of project.
  • Leads decisions on contracting strategy and selection of contractor(s).
  • Provides detailed construction/installation schedules for all phases of the project & all contract disciplines.
  • Responsible for controlling costs, forecasting spending and reporting schedules to Site supervision.
  • Provides detailed engineering design for plant additions and modifications via contract design group. Coordinates/manages contract in-house or off-site engineering and design efforts during engineering, design, and drafting phases of project life.
  • Participates in project Safety Reviews (MSR), Management of Change (MOC) process, Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) and other hand-over activities. Assists in start-up, SOP development, and training as required.
  • Responsible for ensuring all engineering, maintenance and operational documentation are filed and available at time of startup. Manages updates to SAP, spare parts selection, and stocking efforts.
  • Writes specifications for equipment, evaluates vendor’s bids, and selects equipment. Manages these purchases to ensure delivery, specification compliance and cost and forecast control.
  • Provides engineering consulting services to Site. Reviews new project feasibility and provides innovative use of technology.
  • Oversees and manages construction activities related to projects.  Checks for compliance with approved specifications and designs.  Performs appropriate construction checkout and readiness reviews before PSSR.

Skills / Qualifications


  • BS Engineering - ME or CE
  • 10 plus years’ experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of successful project management practices such as cost control, estimating, scheduling programs (MS Project or Primavera), and forecasting
  • Able to plan and organize projects from inception to start up
  • Ability to work in and foster a strong team environment with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of chemical or refinery facilities and integration of project work in these facilities
  • Strong safety champion who will lead the project in achieving zero incidents and injuries
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated with ability to originate and adapt to new ideas
  • Able to handle multiple activities simultaneously

Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of SAP and Project Systems module
  • Knowledge of gated work process for project management
  • Knowledge of planning / business side of chemical plant
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good meeting facilitation skills
  • Good working knowledge of the procurement process
  • Operational background
  • Good performance management skills

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy 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 45,000 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.

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