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Engineering Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Thailand
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/06/2012
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The Role:
Oversee overall engineering and design work performed by internal and external resources for the Bangkok Regional Office. Give priorities and direction to assigned personnel. Ensure compliance to Company processes and procedures. Provide technical leadership in a practice discipline. Work closes with the discipline Chief and Assistant Chief Engineers in New Jersey, USA and the Consulting and Senior Engineers in Bangkok for efficient execution of the engineering work. Continually monitor all aspects of engineering personnel and project performance to Plan in the areas including contract compliance, technical content, cost, schedule, and cash flow Take corrective action as required and build internal consensus as required to ensure performance to Plan.
Scope of Responsibilities :
• Responsible for the management of the Bangkok Regional Office engineering function including the engineering design phase of large project or multiple smaller projects completing it on time, within budget and accordance to the contract. Frequently is involved in the planning and proposal preparation. May serve as the projects’ prime contact for engineering with the client and is responsible for maintaining a close working relationship with the client. Monitors all major technical and associated fiscal and administrative functions including scheduling and performance parameters, and takes corrective actions within the limits of the authority granted. Secures client approval of all project technical document modifications including field change requests. May serve as Project Manager on engineering and design only projects.
• Ensure engineering design is developed and finalized in manner consistent with company policies and procedures.
• Actively and prominently collaborate in proposal preparation, estimating, planning and pricing. Participates in risk analysis/management and contract negotiation with customer.
• Establish and implement planning necessary to meet contract requirements; to control and complete engineering and design phase of project on time according to schedule, within estimated hours, budgeted costs and with high quality. Assure “design-to-cost” philosophy is implemented.
• Establish/lead value engineering and/or margin improvement programs. Lead project engineering and design continuous improvement efforts and support company continuous improvement efforts and activities.
• Provide/communicate ongoing engineering and design related information to the appropriate related/interested parties.
• Quickly resolve engineering and design related issues or disputes, i.e., technical, staffing, interpersonal, contractual, financial, quality, etc.
• Proactively monitor and maintain positive and effective customer relations, act as primary customer contact on engineering and design phase or projects.
• Negotiate/secure timely customer approval for project engineering and design scope changes and contract modifications.
• Maintain effective communications with Chief Engineers located in New Jersey, USA on staffing requirements, technical performance, technical needs, etc.
• Supervise, direct, coach, develop and evaluate assigned staff.
• Assure timely acquisition of all required permits, licenses, certifications, etc.
• Assure full good faith compliance with company policies and procedures including Quality Assurance, Standard of Conduct, etc.
• Establish the technical expertise requirements for certain staff positions and interview.

Description of Projects :
• Diverse group of power projects using a range of fuels and technologies which include natural, bio-fuel, coal and solar
• Thailand office is the regional headquarters for Asia Pacific.

• Position based in Bangkok Regional Headquarters
• Travel within the region as required.
• Travel to New Jersey, USA may occasionally be required.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications :
• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Master's Degree in Engineering or MBA a plus.
• Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience gained mainly in electric power and industrial process plant fields in design engineering including 5 years of experience as a Lead Engineer. Previous experience as a Project Engineering Manager, Engineering Manager or related experience is preferred.
• Proven leadership ability to manage multiple engineering disciplines for detailed engineering design of complex projects
• Fluent in English Language
• Experience in Thailand and Asia Pacific, preferred
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