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about 1 year ago
Amec Foster Wheeler
Location: Gloucester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Mechanical Engineering Jobs
Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting a Plant Performance Director. Responsible for business development, strategy, implementation, and technical delivery oversight of our plant performance, system health, equipment reliability, maintenance optimisation and asset integrity work streams, combined with excellent consultancy and stakeholder management.

The Wood New Nuclear and Generation Services business provides engineering, consultancy, technical services, safety case and project management support to our customers’ operations within the nuclear sector as well as into non-nuclear sectors where our capabilities are transferrable. We have long term relationships with several major clients in the civil nuclear industries and opportunities to work across a variety of nuclear projects at all stages of the project life cycle.

You will be joining an organisation that delivers integrated customer solutions that draw upon the global Wood skills base and our supply chain partners. Reporting to the Director, Generation Services, you will build on an existing strong business stream with existing and new customers to identify and implement value-adding solutions to maximise the life of their current assets.

Location ideally Knutsford or Gloucester but may consider Gosforth (noting that the main technical capability pool is based in Knutsford). Need to be mobile and prepared to travel to customer locations across the UK, with the potential for supporting delivery of work in those locations as well as base location.

The main responsibilities will be:

* Health and Safety leadership
* Working with customers at both strategic and tactical levels to understand their needs, the condition and nature of their assets and then to tailor or develop and implement Wood plant performance products, services and solutions to meet their needs.
* Profitable delivery of projects and tasks
* Plant performance technical interface with wider Nuclear and Wood colleagues
* Project delivery to key Customer accounts, driving priorities through to outcomes, ensuring performance of the delivery team and key customer requirements are being met.
* Agreed revenues and profits including growth of the work streams through leading technical discussions with clients and associated business development activities
* Defining the forward technical capability requirements and approach to deliver our plans and supporting the development of technical capability

Actual Deliverables

* Monthly Accountability Report including progress against forecasts, agreed revenue and margin targets, risks and opportunities
* Strategies, proposals and implementation plans
* Key Customer deliverables
* Strong collaborative leadership with a can-do attitude
* Able to communicate clear and simple solutions and drive/offer a quick response
* The ability to build and maintain strong, value adding customer relationships.
* Ability to interface effectively at several levels in the customer organisation

Skills / Qualifications


* Strong collaborative leadership
* Able to communicate clear and simple solutions and drive/offer a quick response
* The ability to build and maintain strong, value adding customer relationships.
* Ability to operate at a number of levels in the customer organisation


* Background in plant engineering e.g. asset integrity management, reliability improvements, maintenance management
* Knowledge of plant condition monitoring, plant inspection techniques, statutory inspection requirements (e.g. under PSSR) etc
* Candidates for this position must have proven and demonstrable project delivery skills and ideally have operated in management/leadership positions within related business sectors
* Knowledge of industry good/best practices associated with the optimisation and extension of ageing assets
* Experience in one or a number of technical disciplines associated with plant performance/optimisation and equipment reliability, in either or both nuclear and non-nuclear (e.g. process or power sector) contexts
* A track record of shaping and developing business opportunities
* Effective management of project delivery teams and expertise of the full project lifecycle
* Ability to deliver a wide range of solutions
* Able and comfortable to work on site regularly


* Recognised professional and a member of an appropriate Institution
* A university degree in an appropriate subject is desirab

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 55,000 people, with revenues of around $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. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

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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