The Weir Group PLC

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Company Profiles

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


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full 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 achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


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


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Under the general supervision of the Engineering Manager– North America this position will be responsible for managing new product development projects and other related engineering projects which requires the formulation and implementation of complete and coherent project plans. This effort will require coordination with functional departments and Weir North America customers, while utilizing project management tools and the phase gate product development process.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Manages new product development projects or project segments which require working with cross-functional teams to develop complete and coherent project plans according to the Weir phase gate process to insure meeting project timelines and deliverables
  • Establishes major milestones such as preliminary reviews, resource requirements, phase gate reviews and other schedule goals.  Establishes and implements project plans in compliance with specifications, performance requirements, costs and schedules
  • Is responsible for meeting all assigned objectives of the project
  • Monitors all project activities to ensure compliance with product specifications, performance requirements, schedules and cost commitments
  • Identifies existing or potential problems in terms of schedule and budget, etc., and works with affected departments and or the customer in resolving or avoiding them. 
  • Responsible for reporting to more senior management, as appropriate, all significant developments with regard to project performance costs and customer views.  Provides status reports as specified and required. 
  • May function on very complex projects under a Project Director/Manager as manager of a single area of project management, e.g., Cost & Schedule Control, Configuration Management, Engineering Change Proposal Administration, etc. 
  • Positions Indirectly Supervised- In a matrix management mode, responsible for managing the activities of several functional department personnel in the accomplishment of the assigned project or proposal effort.

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

Equivalent Education Level Required -- Requires Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other related fields. Experience Required -- Requires 5-7years technical experience with at least 2 years experience of direct project/project management experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



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 define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical  instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:

Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes), IBM System AS/400, calculator, telephone, fax photocopier, etc.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision. 


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Core Competencies

Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.


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.


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.


Managing Through Systems – Designs practices, processes and procedures which allow managing from a distance; makes things work through others without intervening; makes things work through others without being there; impacts people and results remotely.


Building Effective Teams – Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


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


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans