The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18827

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/3/2018 11:52 AM)
    Contract Engineer
    Job Location
    UK-Oakley, Bedfordshire
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profile

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


    Helping our people to fulfil their 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 help achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our industries.


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


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Assume ownership and co-ordination of all workshop overhaul and spares manufacturing activities.  Responsible for all customer facing activities throughout the overhaul/supply progress to Weir HSEQ and production standards and relevant customer specifications.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Undertake contract review to establish work scope required
    • Prepare condition assessment reports
    • Prepare quotations/tenders
    • Procurement of materials, spares and third party actions/services to meet delivery requirements
    • Customer liaison with regards to progress of work, commercial issues and component supply
    • When required, planning of workshop activities to meet customer requirements, contract deadlines and output requirements
    • Order book management, to ensure compliance with customer order requirement, progress reports and maintain output targets in line with monthly forecasts
    • Prepare job files for timely invoicing, final sign off and closure
    • Assist other shop activities and be flexible within the hub
    • Understanding and adherence to WPI HSEQ procedures, policies and systems

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    Time served mechanical fitter with either HNC/HND or Mechanical Engineering degree. Ability to read and understand engineering drawings. Preferred experience of contract negotiations including terms and conditions. Knowledge and experience of relevant products advantageous.


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, and engineering drawings.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Confident communicator.


    Mathematical Skills:

    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.


    Computer Skills:

    The incumbent should have knowledge of Microsoft Office software and proficient IT skills.

    Core Competencies

    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.


    Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates confidence when speaking to groups; participates in meetings.


    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


    Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.


    Planning/Organising - Prioritises and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organises or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.


    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.

    Regional Specific Job Information (if applicable)

    Flexible approach to working hours and responsibilities in order to meet contractual deadlines and customer requirements.


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