Senior Project Engineer in Ware, United Kingdom

Amec Foster Wheeler

We are committed to providing the best possible project delivery to our clients across the Life Sciences sector, ensuring that they have well engineered plants capable of performing world leading production and research for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

Wood is recruiting for a Senior Project Engineer to support delivery of engineering capital projects based at our client site in Ware, Hertfordshire.

This is a site-based, permanent staff position working at the clients operating facility.

The Ware Global Supply Chain site manufactures and supplies oral solid dose tablets (for HIV and oncology) and respiratory devices (for asthma and COPD) to over 140 countries, as well as to patients participating in clinical trials, playing a key role in new product introduction. The Ware site is located less than a mile from the station, with regular rail links through to London Liverpool Street, taking around 45 minutes. 

The Role

Our Senior Project Engineers work closely with the client to deliver capital projects from concept through to completion. This role works closely with a multi-disciplined engineering team consisting of both Wood and client engineers alongside external designers, equipment vendors, and skilled contractors. The role will require you to be flexible in your day-to-day activities.

The portfolio of projects encompasses infrastructure enhancements and replacements, building upgrades and new production lines.

What we can offer

  • Join an experienced team who take pride in supporting each other and sharing knowledge and experience across engineering disciplines

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across Life Science sectors

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business

  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market

  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests

  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

The responsibilities for this role can vary considerably depending on scope and size of project.

Below is a list of the core responsibilities for this role for which prior experience is essential.

  • Application of Wood and client health and safety standards within the working environment and design process.

  • Ability to maintain safe working practices through all stages of a project with a focus on the assessment and mitigation of safety issues through design.

  • Working in/leading multi-discipline teams delivering work packages in accordance with the requirements of quality and environmental management systems qualified to ISO standards.

  • Application of pressure systems and ability to assist client when required.

  • Be able to manage work scope and interfaces between all engineering disciplines to ensure the successful delivery of assigned work packages.

  • Ability to review vendor documents and identify any problem areas.

  • Evidence of experience of management of change.

  • Active management of plant changes in a controlled and safe way.

  • Understanding of what GMP, GDP and ALCOA are.

  • Monitoring and reviewing engineering progress with Project Services and Engineering disciplines

  • Ability to be a focal point for assigned projects, managing issues that require expediting or resolution

  • Experience organising, attending, and preparing reports

At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences. If you meet some but not all the criteria listed, please apply as training can be provided to support you in the role.

Below is a list of desirable experience for this role:

  • Experience in engineering delivery design/operation of black utility systems e.g. plant steam, effluent drainage etc.

  • Integration of design schedule to procurement and/or fabrication schedules

  • Preparing and checking scope of work specifications, project procedures and project reports

  • Ability to take on tasks delegated by Project Manager or Engineering Manager

  • Ability to produce detailed execution plans

  • Preparing projects budgets, controlling costs during delivery and provide detail forecasts for presentation to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Forecast manning level to support the contract portfolio

  • Prepare procurement strategies and continual engagement with suppliers and sub-contractors

  • Assisting with responses to site queries from the ‘business as usual’ team

  • Able to engage with multiple engineering disciplines

  • Demonstrable experience of delivery through full project and validation life cycle; URS, DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ and handover to production.

  • Leading multi-discipline teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in a relevant Engineering discipline

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 40,000 people.

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.

Requisition ID: 2022-116243

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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