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UK Director of Discrete Automation

Silsoe | | General Power Industry

Recruiter: WOOD GROUP

Overview / ResponsibilitiesWood is looking for a business leader who has a track record of having led and managed successful businesses to become our Director Discrete Automation & Control in the UK. The individual would report into the SVP of Automation and Control (A&C) service line for the region, whilst being responsible for the leadership of the business including winning profitable work, delivering successful projects and management of all engineering / design functions for all UK operations (UK Operations are located in the Silsoe, Bedford and Birmingham) related to the Manufacturing Industries (automotive, logistics, material handling, power systems, & fabrication).  In tandem the individual will be responsible for driving diversification within the business to secure new contracts with targeted clients (including internal Wood opportunities) in identified strategic areas against an agreed business plan.The A&C service line delivers projects and provides services related to Process Control Systems, Safety Systems, Robotics, Conveyors, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Advanced Process Control, Cyber Security, and I&E construction, primarily focused on oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, nuclear and discrete manufacturing; but with strategic goals to diversify into other industries, including utilities, logistics, specialty chemical, and life sciences. The business is segmented into three distinct areas: Process, Discrete Manufacturing, and Intelligent Operations.  Skills / QualificationsDegree in Engineering or related equivalent.Master Of Business Administration (MBA) qualified, an advantageJob specific experience:Proven track record of managerial success, as well as complete understanding of complex technical matters relative to operating companies and large engineering projects.Extensive experience in manufacturing and/or related industry.Experience in balancing technical, commercial, and business drivers to maximize value of the service line for WoodExperience with acquisition and integration processUnderstanding of relevant global markets, customs etc.Personal Attributes / Skills:Be a visible champion of the company’s core values, leadership framework, and strategic initiativeConsistently reflect support in their attitude, behaviors and leadership to their part of the Wood business.Provide entrepreneurial inspiration and direction to the manufacturing teamInspire and lead the success of the Manufacturing Business to ensure the necessary focus as project situations dictate (e.g. optimise solutions and delivery plans, supplier negotiation, reduced price, reduced time-scale, improved functionality)Work in conjunction with other Wood leaders for the success of the Manufacturing BusinessCompany OverviewWood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. Diversity StatementWe 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.Job SummaryRequisition ID: 2021-82269Work Location: GB-Bedfordshire-SilsoeDepartment / Discipline: Automation & Controls EngineeringAdditional Work Location: GB-Bedfordshire-SilsoePosition Type: Staff / PermanentAdditional Work Locations: GB-Bedfordshire-Silsoe | GB-West Midlands-BirminghamMarket / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching): Automation More

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