Head of Department - Piping

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Glasgow / Teesside
Job Description

This company is looking for a Head of Department - Piping to join them in Glasgow and Teesside.

As part of this role, you will manage the Piping & Layout engineering discipline to ensure that output is in accordance with project schedule, budget, safety, and client requirements and meets Company quality and legislative standards. You will also ensure implementation of and carry out Piping & Layout engineering functions on designated studies and projects.

Included, you will also provide:

  • Coaching and guidance to less experienced staff to increase technical competence of people, as well as knowledge of systems and procedures.
  • Undertake principal reviews/audits to ensure that projects are in accordance with project / study requirements and company objectives and are produced in a timely and cost - effective manner.
  • Work in a safe manner, complying with and actively contributing to the company Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies, manuals, and procedures.
  • At all times considering the health, safety and welfare of fellow workers, visitors, and clients.
Experience Required
  • BSc / BEng, with a minimum of 15 years’ experience.
  • Minimum of 15 years general engineering experience with at least 10 years in the Process & Energy business sector focusing on the design office and field engineering.
  • Well-developed understanding of Matrix management systems and organisational structures
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, and engineering design programs.
  • Managerial - leadership ability/skills with ability to delegate effectively
  • Understanding of British and common international standards and regulatory authority requirements in the Process & Energy Sector
  • Construction site experience
  • Good commercial contractual awareness/risk management skills
  • Experience with other disciplines including processing plant construction, commissioning, and operation
  • Good verbal, written, presentation, interpersonal and organisational skill
  • Motivating and empowering management style
  • Personal integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Pro-active attitude.
  • A willingness to treat all people with respect, integrity, and consistency.
  • High levels of initiative and “get up and go” to manage own workflow to meet objectives.
  • A capacity for persistence and resilience and patience in a sometimes-challenging environment.
  • An appreciation of the value of teamwork and willingness to work as part of a team, providing support for other team members as required.
Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

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