Operations Manager
John Wood Group PLC
1 день назад

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood (trading locally as PSNK) are currently recruiting for an Operations Manager for our Aktau office in Kazakhstan. The Aktau office is identified as a strategic growth area for the company and thus there is an investment into establishing a strong operations presence in Aktau.

The main office is in Atyrau and has the management team as well as project and engineering staff. This office is the base for growing the local engineering capability in Kazakhstan

In addition to engineering, the office is responsible for all the site based teams working on projects in various formats.

The planned future is an office with full service offering across the aspects of Conceptual Engineering, FEED, EPCM.

A key deliverable of the role is in developing the local office into a fully functional Engineering and Project Management office capable of delivering large FEED packages and full support on EPCm and EPC opportunities for the company.


  • Ensure all businesses processes and procedures are setup and entrenched into the daily business of the operation
  • Lead and manage the resources engaged in the operational delivery of our contracted commitments
  • Engage with the client teams on all projects and ensure that we are exceeding their expectations on project delivery and meeting any commitments made by the project teams
  • Assist in developing business plans, market services and create bidding opportunities
  • Foster a culture of excellence in project delivery within the company
  • Lead by example to ensure a culture where safety is a priority
  • Foster collaborative behaviour with the wider organisation
  • Ensure an efficient and effective operating structure is maintained
  • Review and implement changes to operations as required by the wider business
  • Identify and agree resource demand for current and future capabilities to satisfy our obligations (interface with Engineering, Project Management and Technical function)
  • Recruit, professionally manage, and develop direct reports
  • Identify and develop talent to ensure a sustainable future for the business
  • Set the professional standards for the staff at all levels and ensure best practice is adopted
  • Ensure effective collaboration across the various projects to ensure efficient use of resource, a consistent approach to operations and delivery
  • Manage monthly project reviews and ensure valuation reports that reconcile to the financial systems are produced each month.
  • Ensure income, cash, gross margin, aged debt and EBT expectations are achieved at project and operations department levels
  • Produce robust forecasts for all projects
  • Agree, implement and identify trends in operational KPI’s, taking corrective action as required
  • Maintain and communicate effectively an appropriate business risk register
  • Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) ideally in an engineering discipline
  • Due to the role being located within the ME it is required that the candidate also has experience in the management and execution of commissioning and handover of refineries
  • Ability to identify and implement business strategy and make innovative operational improvements
  • Ability to assess scope requirements and plan execution
  • Ability to represent company to client and assess client needs
  • Ability to initiate, develop, maintain and manage client relationships (CRM)
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience of Oil & Gas projects (engineering, construction, completions commissioning and start-up)
  • Excellent Technical Knowledge of Oil and Gas
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and industry practice
  • Excellent knowledge of industry HSEQ process and practices
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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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