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Process Group Manager

  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: Competitive plus car allowance and benefits package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 24 days ago

  • Sector: Renewables
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-06-10
  • Expiry Date: 10 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040721
We are currently recruiting for a number of permanent opportunities with one of our leading engineering clients in Surrey. They are looking to build a brand-new team to support a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities in Low Carbon/ Energy Transition (CCUS, Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Offshore Wind, Waste to X, Emissions Reduction) as well as responsibly developing traditional international energy projects. 

Please note that hybrid working is available, 3 days per week in the office and a furthe 2 working from home. 

About The Role:
  • Corporately manages an entire team of engineers and designers in their respective department
  • Develops primary goals, operating plans, policies, and short and long-term objectives
  • Implement the above following approval from the board of directors
  • Establish organogram structure for the department and delegates authority to subordinates 
  • Leads the department towards objectives, meets with and advises subordinates
  • The Process Group Manager is accountable to the Engineering Director.
Primary Duties:
  • Kent values are at the heart of everything we do. They make us unique, inspire our success, and guide our decisions and actions.  The employee will be aligned to these values, striving at all times to be safe, ethical, innovative, responsive, quality and cost conscious and driven to deliver.
  • Allocate appropriate manpower for the preparation of proposals/ concept studies, FEED and detailed engineering on projects. Maximise levels of re-imbursibility at all times.
  • May undertake position of a Lead Engineer or Study Manager on a small project in addition to corporate departmental responsibilities.
  • Continuously evaluate manpower and competency requirements; develop manpower plans, charts and schedules. Recommend, assign and allocate manpower for the execution of engineering activities within the budgeted project man-hours. Recommend cost effective measures to reduce overall manpower costs. Evaluate current manpower skill levels and allocate work among engineering staff according to complexity, specialised training and project requirements.
  • Recommend recruitment requirements in support of department engineering activities; participate in screening of applicants, interviewing, selection and hiring of candidates in accordance with company procedures and approval processes. 
  • Direct the activities of department performance evaluations. Establish clear work standards and ensure performance objectives are met.  Evaluate and make recommendation for promotions, salary increases, transfers, and terminations.
  • Determine training and development requirements within the department; confer with supervisory level personnel in the identification of skill gaps and training needs. Mentor and motivate department staff.
  • Analyse technology trends, recommend upgrade of systems and procedures when required. Assess, identify and develop technical tools, conduct presentations and seminars to update and improve the quality of engineering deliverables.
  • Interface and regularly meet with client and vendor representatives, head internal staff and kick-off meetings, ensure the progress of project completion in accordance to determined schedules, allotted man hours and budgeted costs. Coordinate with projects and planning departments on schedule related issues.
  • Identify and organise the preparation and implementation of standard design guides, specifications, datasheets and checklists.
  • Consult Quality Assurance with any quality issues ensuring compliance with Kent’s ISO Quality procedures, Project Quality Plan and Design Integrity processes and procedures. Coordinate Internal and Client audit requests and facilitates audit procedures of engineering systems within the department. Comply with other Kent accredited frameworks such as ISO 14001.
  • Promote safety awareness in strict compliance with company HSE policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate and assess department material resources, recommend library books, codes and standards and software requirements.
  • Hold regular departmental meetings and maintain corporate communication with department members.
  • Provide technical corporate leadership in support of project activities and may approve critical deliverables.
  • Address personnel management issues in conjunction with project and HR functions, undertakes appraisal, and responsible for reviewing training and development needs.
  • Participate in preparation of proposals including execution statements, man-hour cost estimates and client clarifications.
  • Raise issues of concern, development and improvement to Engineering Director.
What You Will Need:
  • Honours degree in chemical engineering. 
  • Chartered status preferred.  Significant related project management experience working for engineering/client organisations in the oil and gas industry and/or Low Carbon Energy Transition industry.
  • Previous experience in a management position.
  • Exposure to consultancy, FEED/ detailed design and EPC projects
  • Understanding of contract terms and conditions
  • Knowledge of applicable international and industry specifications, standards and codes
  • Knowledge of safety and quality procedures and best practice
  • Specialist/high competency in specific area(s) of engineering activity scheduling and discipline work priorities
  • Global work share experience