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Project Engineering Manager - Energy

Morson Talent
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Energy Engineering
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Project Engineering Manager

Role Location: Manchester Office

Sector/Division: Energy / Natural Resources

Salary: Open to negotiations


The Project Engineering Discipline provides multi-discipline engineering team leadership and coordination across the engineering project lifecycle for Energy, Water, Transport, Nuclear and Defence sectors.

Job Description

We are growing our energy sector engineering team for UK projects in the energy transition and conventional oil & gas fields. We are keen to hear from candidates with significant experience of acting in a Project Engineering Manager role on FEED & EPC projects for onshore brownfield oil & gas facilities; gas pipelines and energy transition projects.

As a client facing, Project Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of multi-disciplinary engineering design on major projects through the various of stage of the project life cycle to meet the project schedule, budget, safety and quality requirements.

The role is based in Manchester with an expectation of office-based working for up to three days per week - our informal dynamic working policy allows all employees to discuss and agree flexibility to where, when and how they work based on individual preferences and subject to role, client, business and team requirements. Short-term/notice travel to company, supplier or client offices or sites for business purposes may be required.

Key Responsibilities (maximum 6-8 key responsibilities)

To manage the delivery of multi-discipline engineering design on major projects through the various stages of the project lifecycle that are safe-by-design, sustainable, digitally enabled, cost-effective, compliant, technically sound and meet commercial delivery targets through:

Ensuring that Engineering resource requirements are identified and effectively utilised to allow execution of projects in accordance with the project requirements and targeting for maximum productivity and efficiency.
Ensuring all Engineers fully understand the detailed scope, basis of design, budget and programme requirements of the project.
Co-ordination of Engineering and Design interfaces between the client and other project partners / supply chain partners.
Management of contractual communications, supporting progress meetings, risk reduction meetings, cost reports, coordinating multi-disciplinary design teams and running / closing out contract actions
Regularly reporting to senior operational management on the performance of the engineering delivery for the project
Providing a commercial focus with a high level of challenge on project scope and protecting against uncontrolled scope creep
Ensuring effective deployment and use of company engineering delivery processes on projects including engineering design strategy; master deliverable register, project schedule, work/cost breakdown structure; process safety management and engineering governance process.
Ensuring that key project and programme risks are identified early, and mitigated where possible, with issues and blockers escalated immediately
Ensuring all services comply fully with Client governance processes, standards and obtaining necessary approvals
Developing projective relationships by communicating with colleagues and subordinates, developing trust and support and building teams.
Lead by example, displaying the Company's values and behaviours, and commitment to the highest standards of safe and ethical behaviour, to ensure safe and reliable operations and client satisfaction.
Ensure that personal and corporate compliance with Health and Safety policy including company policy, relevant legislation, company and client's requirements for Health, Safety and Environmental matters and to work in such a manner not to cause personal harm or injury to fellow workers, client and sub-contractors employees or the environment.
Work collaboratively with business development, work winning and marketing functions to develop and tender new opportunities. Developing and reviewing the engineering strategy; basis of estimate; engineering manhour estimate; schedule; risk register; engineering gates and technical proposal.
Support the Discipline Manager in developing and mentoring other members of the project engineering department.
Support the Discipline Manager in maintaining/improving project engineering corporate processes, including workflows, methods, competency, software systems and technical standards and ensuring project lessons learnt are effectively captured and embedded.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


Significant experience in coordinating multi-discipline teams the various stages of the project life cycle on major contracts in the Energy or similar process industry sectors.
Thorough knowledge of the major project delivery process from work winning to project handover.
Knowledge and understanding of UK technical and regulatory standards and global best practice.
Strong process safety, quality and environmental leadership focus.
Significant knowledge and understanding of Project Controls, including Schedule, Cost, Risk and Change Management.
Collaborative, innovative and agile.
Experienced customer facing capability with an ability to develop and influence relationships
Strong interpersonal skills and an effective communicator (written & verbal)
Able to work regularly from the Manchester office
Mobility to travel to client offices, project sites and suppliers.

Experience in the requirements for CE marking of plant and equipment
Knowledge and experience in the Energy Transition field e.g. Green/Blue Hydrogen, CCUS and emissions reduction.
Strong engineering and business system/software skills


Honours Degree or equivalent qualification in an engineering related subject.

Chartered Engineer and Membership of a professional engineering institution
Association for Project Management qualification/accreditation

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