Product Deployment Lead - West at Wood PLC in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Product Deployment Lead - West.

The primary purpose of this role is to support the delivery and embedding of Digital and Technology initiatives and capabilities within Wood. The role works in unison with the Digital and Technology function and acts as a strategic partner to deliver agreed initiatives in line with the business strategy and operational

The Product Deployment Lead will nurture strong working relationships with leaders, managers and key stakeholders across all service lines within their assigned Region and serve as a single point of focus, working to align initiatives, technology strategy and delivery.

The role holder will also support the engagement of Wood's customers to support the repositioning of Wood as a market leader in Digital and Technology.

  • Take a consultative approach to support the business in understanding how to leverage technology to solve problems and create new capabilities in the Digital and Technology sector to support the strategic objectives

  • Work with the Digital and Technology function and other Product Deployment Leads to ensure best
    value, efficiencies of delivery and project synergies

  • Maintain awareness and understanding of internal, external and competitor technologies &
    capabilities to help inform and support the Regions and Business Units in identifying opportunities
    and challenges which could be addressed by Digital and Technology solutions

  • Support the region to drive a culture of creativity, innovation and shared ownership across the

The Product Deployment Leads will also be accountable for the following:


  • Partner with leadership to plan new initiatives, evaluate proposals, and determine the fit into the business capability strategies and tactical plans

  • Support the delivery of the Digital and Technology strategy, and enable delivery of the overall
    business strategies - both short and long-term

  • Maintain a solid understanding of the business service lines to inform Digital and Technology
    deployment and leverage current and emerging technologies to meet short and long-term
    business goals and objectives

Program Oversight:

  • Provide leadership across portfolio of projects while leading the implementation of two / three product line

  • Continually seek out and drive areas where technology could improve business delivery

  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management and anticipate risks and develop mitigations plans to maintain goals and completion dates

  • Proactively seek feedback on Digital and Technology performance from the business and share improvement opportunities with Digital and Technology leaders

  • Work with the identified Business Unit Partners to support governance arrangements around prioritizing, delivery and reporting of technology projects

Communications, Awareness and Relationships:

  • Build support and develop strong strategic, operational and tactical relationships across all service lines in their respective Regions to better understand the nature of the challenges and opportunities which could be resolved by technology

  • Key focal point for requests from senior leaders for Digital and Technology delivery / capability

  • Share current and best practice across the business drawing from internal and external sources

  • Partner with key stakeholders to help plan new initiatives

  • Coach others as required on innovation deployment methodologies and help to create a culture of innovation within the region

  • Maintain up to date understanding of emerging and developing technologies and solutions to
    assist the Regions in prioritizing areas for improvement / change

  • Support the effective utilization of innovation hubs to support innovation collaboration and
    development as required

• Key Relationship with the VP Product Delivery, Business Unit Partners and Product Line Owners
• Working Relationship with Digital and Technology Leadership Team
• Digital and Technology communities of practice

• External service providers to support and guide the delivery of projects and services to the business
with a focus on continuous improvement
• Technology development operators and partners
• Government or independently funded or supported technology and innovation implementation
partners (e.g. government technology accelerators)

Skills / Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in arts, science, engineering or IT

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Outstanding relationship building and development skills and capability. Adept at motivating, guiding and influencing senior management

  • Ability to succinctly articulate complex concepts, composed and confident self-starter able to build strong relationships with business contacts.

  • Experience of driving and implementing significant business transformation

  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle, agile delivery and innovation deployment and embedment techniques.

  • Track record and proven ability and experience of working up to senior management level

  • History of working in globally dispersed and multi-disciplined teams

  • Experience in working within a high-performance team

  • Demonstrate drive to solve problems in a matrix team environment with high energy and a positive attitude

  • Confident in defining business requirement and where appropriate recommending alternate technical or business approaches

  • Good understanding of Wood's strategic commercial and business models and how innovation can be delivered in a sustainable manner

  • Ideally prior experience in one or more of the following:

o Technology company and establishing revenue generating partnerships

o Operations: Operations/maintenance/engineering/construction

o Projects: Pre-FEED / FEED / detailed engineering / construction / commissioning

o Consulting: Environmental / Automation / Infrastructure

Personal Attributes:

  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills to sustain productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in the region

  • Flexible and adaptable to change whilst demonstrating innovative and creative approaches

  • Highly collaborative with the ability to sustain relationships with colleagues and customers to deliver successful outcomes

  • Willing to travel regionally (as appropriate)

  • Adherence to Wood Vision, Values and Behaviors and acts as a role model for those behaviors

  • Highly enthusiastic and motivated individual who is open to new ideas and ways of working and can promote same

  • Is recognized as an advocate of the Wood Leadership Framework and leads by example

  • Ensures that all work is conducted in a safe, secure, and environmentally respectful manner

Company Overview

Wood 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 Statement (EEO)

We 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.

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