The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-17802

    Posted Date 5 months ago(5 months ago)
    Engineering Manager
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    To manage, lead and develop an engineering team that is capable of providing both technical and field support to our customer base within the wellhead, production valve, and frac rental market. The role requires operational adherence to sound engineering practices, excellent communication skills along with the ability to train and mentor technical personnel.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


    • Lead a group of engineers and designers to:
      • Design new products that meet customer requirements in addition to internal safety, performance, industry standards, cost, and delivery objectives
      • Improve existing products by enhancing the product performance, or reducing the overall costs
      • Resolve engineering concerns presented by internal and external customers
    • Lead technical and commercial pre-project feasibility reviews.
    • Develop comprehensive project plans
    • Manage detailed project plans, open-issues lists and tracking tools.
    • Lead the regular cross-functional project review process to monitor and track progress against the project plans
    • Ensure that products are designed using sound engineering principles, and that all designs are supported with evidence of detailed and appropriate engineering science
    • Lead the cross-functional design review process to ensure optimum product designs are developed and executed
    • Lead the evaluation of competitor products and marketing literature, and latest developments in materials and application technology to ensure that project objectives always take account of latest market and technology developments
    • Lead the cross-functional problem solving process (8-disciplines or 8D) to ensure that concerns are urgently and permanently resolved.
    • Lead appropriate written and verbal technical communication with customers
    • Present the status and plans of projects and concerns to internal teams and senior management as requested
    • Complete projects successfully, meeting all pre-defined performance, cost and timing criteria.

    Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

    • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
    • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
    • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
    • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
    • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
    • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering or Technical discipline with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in an engineering or technical role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum five (5) years supervisory or management experience.



    Strong written and verbal communication skills, specifically, capable of reading and interpreting technical specifications, customer, industry and business publications and writing technical reports targeted at colleagues, senior management or customers.


    Mathematical Skills:

    Sound mathematical understanding, with fast mental arithmetic capability.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to work independently and without supervision. Clear, rational and logical thought processes.  Capable of leading a systematic, data-driven problem solving process.


    Computer Skills:

    Detailed understanding of modern Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, including scope and limitations.  Basic hands-on skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).


    Physical Demands:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work outside for short periods of time and is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment can be significant, as expected in a heavy industry manufacturing facility. Personal protective equipment is required in certain areas of the facility.  While performing duties this job may be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures.

    Core Competencies

    Leadership - The ability to influence cross-functional teams, senior management and direct reports. Capable of recruiting, developing and training direct and indirect reports.


    Engineering Principles - Sound understanding of mechanical, hydraulic and thermal engineering.


    Analytical - Capable of digesting and drawing conclusions from complex or diverse information, with the ability to research additional sources to complement existing data.


    Project Management – Capable of planning, coordinating and tracking of tasks and resources.


    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


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