Senior Project Engineer - Woking

Woking, UK
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Oil and Gas
Functional Expertise
Salary Type

Job Description

About the job: 

Kent is looking for a Senior Project Engineer who will be responsible in coordinating the production of engineering deliverables and provides progress reporting for a project in accordance with the project plan. Supports the management of the interfaces between engineering offices, engineering disciplines, project controls, procurement, and third-party contractors or suppliers. Senior Project Engineers may be responsible for an area of a medium sized project or the delivery of a grouping of project scopes.

The Senior Project Engineer is typically accountable to the Project Engineering Manager or Project Manager, depending on size and complexity of the Project. Corporate reporting line is to respective Departmental/Group Manager.

This is part of a recruitment drive during 2023 to develop and grow our Front End and General Engineering capability in the UK. We are seeking high caliber people for this key Engineering role that have talent, enthusiasm and drive to influence and be part of our exciting expansion plan. The UK Engineering group will 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. Being confidently hands on particularly during 2023-4 as we grow, collaborative (including international workshare and teamworking) and committed to a long-term career within a high performing and close team are some of the key qualities we are seeking.

We operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working, for our team to develop an effective team dynamic within Engineering.

Your responsibilities:  

Coordinates the interfaces between the Engineering team and the Project Management team and ensures effective transfer of information between the two.

Participates in the planning and scheduling of the scope of Engineering for the project and provides inputs to the project technical document register.

Monitors the engineering progress, addresses shortfalls, assists in developing recovery plans where required and ensures plans are implemented. Provides feedback to Direct Supervisor and engineering discipline supervisors as and when required on the progress.

Ensures participation of the engineering team members in project engineering reviews and assists in resolution of any issues arising out of the same.

Attends project review meetings and ensures that associated reports are compiled and distributed accordingly.

Ensures that interface issues between disciplines are addressed and seeks management advise and assistance where required.

Assists in the production of the project execution plan and prepares the coordination procedures for the project.

Provides progress monitoring and reporting against that plan. Implements corrective action with assistance from Direct Supervisor, as and when variations from plans occur.

Capable of formulating resolutions to technically challenging and/or high profile issues with support from Engineering/Project services personnel and resolving with Project Management and Client.

Coordinates preparation and presentation of the final documentation in accordance with requirements of the Client acceptance certificates.

Participates in a formal review of the project with relevant parties on completion, and identifies opportunities for learning and development.

Participates in employee performance evaluations, establishes performance criteria, identifies employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends training and development requirements.

Ensures compliance with Kent’s ISO Quality procedures, Project Quality Plan and Design Integrity processes and procedures. Complying with other Kent accredited frameworks such as ISO14001.

Ensures that the TDR and all project registers (e.g. Trends, action tracker, interface, TQ etc) are populated and maintained.

Attend all key project and vendor meetings and minute where required by the PM or EM

Performs related duties as and when instructed by Direct Supervisor.

Coordinates the production of the engineering deliverables for an area of a project or a small project/study, in accordance with the plan. Coordinates input from multiple offices, engineering disciplines, procurement, project controls and third parties.

Decisions relating to general resource requirements, general technical issues between disciplines, and day to day corrective action to maintain progress in accordance with the plan. Decisions limited to that delegated by Direct Supervisor

Duties essentially performed in Main Office. Time spent in planning, coordination, and attending meetings. Required to travel to other Kent offices, Client’s offices, and attend site visits as necessary, in accordance with corporate or project requirements.

Support tendering / proposal work (Staff positions only)

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience: 

Masters Degree in Engineering

Chartered Status preferred. Related experience working for Engineering/Client organisations in the Oil and Gas Industry and/or Low Carbon Energy Transition industry

Good Coordination skills

Ability to meet schedules and deadlines

Multi-tasking abilities and attention to detail

Analytical and problem solving mind

Good written and spoken communication skills

Experience of FEED/Detailed Design and EPC projects

Knowledge of other engineering disciplines.

Knowledge of international equipment specifications and codes.

Knowledge of standard international specifications and codes.

Knowledge of Safety and Quality procedures.

Global work share experience.

Details about the role: 

Location: Woking

Contract type: Permanent and Contract roles

Experience level: 7 to 10 yrs.


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