Expression of Interest- Mechanical Engineering Discipline Head

Requisition ID
Work Location
KW-Al Ahmadi
Department / Discipline
Mechanical - Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking expression of interest for Mechanical Engineering Discipline Head for a Kuwait based project to monitor the assigned scope to ensure Wood and Contractors perform all work to agreed standards for safety, health environment and demonstrate a commitment to attaining high levels of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) performance.

Please note that at this stage, applications for this role are invited as an Expression of Interest (EOI) whilst opportunities are being fully determined.



  • Contributing to the delivery of Engineering excellence through:
  • Managing and leading teams
  • Executing assigned business objectives
  • Providing discipline expertise to the business including Technical Authority responsibility where assigned
  • Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities
  • Attracting, developing and retaining motivated and competent people
  • Providing subject matter expertise to the business
  • Supporting and supervising the discipline team
  • Lead and manages succession planning and delivery on behalf of the discipline
  • Assure coaching, development and mentoring of the skill pool
  • Leads recruitment, selection, transfers and promotion of resources to meet engineering contract requirements
  • Set and maintain standards for the development and retention of motivated and competent people
  • Ensures competence of deputies
  • Manages performance of direct reports
  • Continuous promotion of discipline specific procedures
  • Develop, set and own competence standards. Monitor compliance against these standards
  • Participate in or lead incident investigations as required
  • Lead and represent Mechanical Function 
  • Actively maintain own competence and continuous development
  • Provide discipline support to the business
  • Responsible for learning opportunities being realised across the business
  • Provide guidance on regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives and industry technology developments
  • Deputising for Head of Engineering when required
  • Supporting and supervising tasks delegated to respective team
  • Executing assigned business objectives
  • Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate across the business interfaces
  • Engage with inter-discipline community and promote discipline including: networking/knowledge sharing
  • Maintain communication with Head of Engineering
  • Manage interfaces across functional and business boundaries
  • Communicate and co-operate with external stakeholders including: Industry bodies, vendors, client interface (as appropriate and requested), market intelligence, relevant conferences, and business development


Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum B.Sc Engineering
  • Minimum eighteen years post graduate experience
  • Minimum twelve years experience in the oil & gas, refining and petrochemical industries
  • Minimum eight years experience in the designation

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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