Foster Wheeler has project
opportunities in many diverse business sectors, from oil and gas development
through to pharmaceuticals, at different locations worldwide.
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Engineering department has over 200 employees and as such is the largest of
its kind in the UK. The strength of the department is based on the quality
of people that we attract either via direct graduate entry or as part of the
process. Process Engineers are involved in all stages of project development
from the initial concept, plant definition to plant commissioning and operation.
Engineering graduates join our excellent training program, geared towards
achieving Corporate Membership of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. The
training program provides an environment for you to develop both your technical
and leadership potential.
department is a large part of FW and employs around 1000 permanent staff. The
department is responsible for developing Process Engineering specifications
to sufficient detail for our Procurement and Construction departments to purchase
and build the Process Plant. In addition to equipment specification the department
is responsible for specifying the infrastructure needed for large and complex
projects and our Project Engineering group take a key role in meeting our
client's objectives and managing the delivery of our projects. There are excellent
training opportunities available for Mechanical Engineers (Vessels, Heat Exchangers,
Piping, Rotating Equipment, Materials and Technology Groups), Project Engineers,
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers and Civil Engineers.
All our training programs are accredited by the appropriate professional institution.
& Document Control
Control runs all aspects of project cost and planning - budgeting, forecasting,
scheduling, monitoring and controlling - on all significant projects - working
individually or on Task Forces - liaising with all engineering, technical
and management disciplines - providing direct assistance and advice to Project
Managers and Site Construction Managers - we have specialist cost engineers
and planning engineers, rising from junior level to Project Control Managers
(in charge of all project control functions on a wide range of projects, some
over a billion pounds in capital value).
Department is part of the project operations organisation and supports the
project management of projects from proposals through to execution. It is
primarily responsible for the implementation of projects in the field i.e.
construction in accordance with safe working practises, specifications, project
schedule and budget. Additionally, Construction supports Business Development
in selling Foster Wheeler Energy Limited to prospective clients and in support
of prequalification for participation in projects, as required. The Construction
portion of any typical project accounts for up to 40% of the value of a project
and typically 70% of the project duration with considerable overlapping with
Engineering and Procurement.
Total Procurement spend for 2006 exceeded £1,250 million and covered a full range of equipment and commodity materials as well as construction and technical services. The scope of services provided by the Procurement Department includes Purchasing, Materials Control, Shipping and Logistics, Construction Contracts and Quantity Surveying, Inspection and Expediting Services. The Central Purchasing Group is responsible for procurement of all FWEL's indirect (Facilities/ICT) equipment and services to support our business needs.
The Procurement Department is closely aligned to our Project Task Forces as well as the Technical (Engineering & Construction) Groups to ensure that all purchased and manufactured items are delivered to specification and on time; this being the 'goal' for all our Materials Management which underpins any EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) project execution.
The Department currently employs around 400 personnel from a variety of different professional affiliations, a large proportion of whom are assigned to construction sites and other office locations around the world. In September, we will welcome 9 more graduates onto the Company's formal training programme which supports staff in gaining an appropriate professional qualification and, typically, membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).