Engineering Manager - KG Gas Cracker - Grangemouth

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Ref: 1127 Date Posted: Wednesday 25 Aug 2021
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Engineering Manager – KG Gas Cracker (competitive salary and benefits)



Job Purpose

  • Develop and deliver KG engineering strategy to meet the business SHE, availability, reliability, cost and people targets.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Develop, deliver and sustain an Engineering strategy and capability for the KG Assets to comply with the law, national and Ineos standards and KG business goals for integrity, reliability, timing and value.
  • Lead and manage the Engineering Team, ensuring the individuals are developed and empowered to make decisions in order to deliver performance that is in line with KG plans and objectives.
  • Review and ensure all the appropriate Asset Care Policies and Asset Life Plans are in place and being applied across the equipment and systems to meet business targets
  • Deliver the reliability and availability targets - specifically targeting bad actors and high cost issues and influence compliance for Preventative Maintenance programs.
  • Develop the capability, organizational structure and performance of the KG Engineering team to meet business targets for HSE, availability and fixed costs
  • Network with; and influence Engineering Managers, TA's and Integrity Leaders across the site to promote and develop O&P best practices and improve overall processes and efficiency
  • Specify and develop budgets for the areas of department responsibility and manage the spend against the budgets in line with KG requirements. 
  • Develop and manage the interfaces with other companies, external 3rd parties to deliver the safe operation and engineering integrity of the KG asset. 
  • Identify improvement initiatives, develop and contribute to the delivery of an Improvement Plan for KG to meet short and long-term business goals for engineering integrity, reliability and cost effectiveness. 
  • Advocate good practice; provide training and coaching for Team Leaders, Engineers, and Specialists to achieve the instrument control, electrical and mechanical engineering competence/capability necessary to deliver legal compliance and asset targets.
  • Provide input to asset and capital projects development and turnarounds work scope definition to meet with KG business demand and goals for integrity, reliability, timing and value.
  • Develop and implement Key Performance Indicators to define compliance against critical safety equipment to meet KG requirements for safety, service level, quality, cost and timing.

Special Features

  • Part of Grangemouth Site Incident Management Team (formal rota).
  • Requirement to be contactable out of hours.
  • Act as KG Reliability Champion
  • Deputise for INEOS O&P UK Mechanical Technical Authority
  • Some periods of inconvenience to support planned and unplanned plant outages.
  • Willing to take responsibility and lead on issues out with defined role
  • Influence other Leaders
  • Flexible with a wide range of varied experience.


  • Professional Engineer, degree qualified and chartered
  • Significant engineering experience, predominantly in a manufacturing/technical environment.
  • Track record for successful delivery of major events such as Projects, TARs, major unit upsets.
  • Business awareness and commercial understanding

Technical Skills

  • Responsible for writing and updating engineering standards for assets associated with the Grangemouth site.
  • Engineering approver for KG Plant Modifications.
  • A detailed understanding of the core maintenance processes and technical engineering disciplines.
  • Recognised as Engineering expert within the  Business and Grangemouth Site with track record in solving complex engineering issues
  • Detailed understanding of the budget process including budget preparation, securing of funding and cost control
  • Logical and practical with the ability to think laterally with advanced troubleshooting skills.

Behavioual Skills

  • Ability to manage and provide leadership for multi-disciplined organisation ranging from senior engineers through to technical clerks.
  • Willingness to be highly visible during difficult issues such as major maintenance and repair events.
  • Strong commitment to improvement in SHE performance
  • Communication skills: able to communicate effectively up and down the organisational tree with the appropriate style
  • High level of personal drive, motivation and commitment that is evident to the full organization
  • Proven ability in managing organizational change
  • Influence key stake holders (internally and externally) and negotiates effectively to deliver business objectives
  • Strong networking and communication skills, to communicate effectively across all levels of the O&P organization and to 3rd parties with the appropriate style
  • Has a logical, proactive and methodical approach to problem solving, the ability to recognize key issues
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and prepared to work flexibly in a changing environment


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply