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Position
Business Unit Engineering Manager
Vacancy ref
60756
Based in
Houston
Business area
Surf and Conventional
Contract type
Staff
Closing date
15/02/2019
Languages in which you may apply
English
Vacancy information

1.   DESCRIPTION OF FUNCTION

      The Business Unit Engineering Manager will be assigned to a BU.  He/She will be the primary engineering focal point within that BU and will be responsible for the co-ordination, technical management and delivery of their BU tender and projects portfolio. This will include the allocation of Project Engineering Managers (PEM) to manage a technical team and engineering resources to deliver all the project work.

 

  1. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide the engineering department point of contact within the business unit for both internal and external purposes.
  • Develop strong client relationships in coordination with the BU Director (BUD) and the Tender Manager to ensure client technical drivers are understood and maintained from tender through project close-outs. This may include performing technical presentations to clients, attending client project meetings and ensuring client feedback is captured.
  • Agree the workload allocation and assign a Project Engineering Manager (PEM) to all tender and project works within the business unit.
  • Ensure the project technical delivery is in compliance with the requirements of the BMS ensuring the BMS procedures and processes are understood across the BU.
  • Foster a strong HSEQ culture within the engineering teams;
  • Participation in and dissemination of information from LMT/QMLT meetings
  • Establish and maintain a positive and proactive working environment within the engineering function that encourages team working, a spirit of openness, honesty and integrity, thereby attracting, retaining and motivating a skilled workforce.
  • Identify future resource requirements for Engineering Managers and contribute to the development of the resource for this function in conjunction with the Engineering Director

 

3.       AUTHORITY/DIMENSIONS

  • Allocation of Engineering resources to studies tenders and projects and operations within the BU.
  • Operate within legal framework, budgets and safety procedures.
  • Operate within Subsea 7’s Management System, policies and strategy.
  • For level of financial authority see MTX-AFGOM-FIN-006
  • BU Engineering budget and forecast responsible.

4.       INTERFACES

  • External Interface To Customers:
  • Act as an “Engineering sponsor” for the projects within the BU.
  • In support of the Business Development Function in pursuit and tender stage, forming the technical liaison, identifying client technical needs and matching those with Subsea 7 solutions.
  • To relevant professional bodies and institutes of learning.
  • Internal Interfaces
  • GoM Tender Manager and BUD to understand the ongoing tender effort and to agree resources allocation for tender delivery.
  • Project Engineering Managers for the ongoing overview of the BU Project activities.
  • BUD and Project Managers to understand ongoing project progress and issues.
  • Central Engineering - For various technical support issues and manpower requirements for studies, tenders and projects.
  • Engineering Compliance, Engineering and Industrial Risk and Interface Management.
  • Engineering Managers of the other BU’s to identify, understand and manage ongoing resource requirements, as well as to ensure sharing of knowledge and experience between the BU’s.
  • HR Business Partner.

 

5.       CAPABILITY PROFILE

   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND BEHAVIOURS

 

  • It is preferable for candidate to be degree qualified in Engineering but demonstrated experience will also be considered.
  • It is preferable that candidates can demonstrate commitment to Continuing Professional Development
  • Technical (including IT):
  • Candidates should be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft office.
  • Being familiar with the engineering software tools used by Subsea 7.

Interpersonal:

  • Sound communication skills, oral, written and electronic.
  • Self-Management - Ability to prioritize own and others' workload, manage time and change control accordingly and direct team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Ability to manage interfaces within a project structure, including other disciplines, drawing office, document control, project management, client and suppliers.
  1. WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Physical environment:
  • Majority of the work is carried out in the local office site in Houston, Texas.
  • Requirement for occasional travel to Clients or other Company offices or sites.
  • Working hours according to local regulations and Company's policy.
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