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Projects Team Lead in Aberdeen at Claxton Engineering Services Group

Date Posted: 4/8/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Claxton is part of the Decommissioning and Drilling segment within the Acteon Group. We combine experienced Project Engineering and fast track Design and R&D capability with huge inventory of rapid call off tooling, to deliver to our clients. Across a vast array of drilling riser systems, well abandonment equipment and structures, Claxton delivers pragmatic, safe reliable solutions to the operating challenges faced by our clients. We have a Global team with a singular mission, to make our clients projects a success.

Claxton are currently looking for a Projects Team Lead to join the team on a full time, permanent basis. With a mix of renewables, decommissioning and oil & gas project work, this is a varied & interesting role.

Based in Westhill, the successful candidate will have the responsibility of managing the Projects Department to ensure Claxton services are delivered safely, in line with client expectations and on budget whilst promoting the reputation for excellence with Claxton's internal and external stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a well rounded ability to lead a team, execute projects, be financially & commercially astute & be confident in risk mitigation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide overall management of the function to meet the objectives of the Projects Department.
  • Leading by example, ensure the output of the Project Engineers is effective and highly utilised.
  • Create an environment that enables the team to delivery exceptional quality and service to customers with projects that are delivered safely and on time/budget.
  • Ensure a process or mechanism is established for keeping abreast of the status of all projects, costs and identification or potential risks.
  • Ensure project schedules are properly defined, documented, risk-assessed and changes communicated across the relevant departments to ensure there is clarity and alignment on delivery goals.
  • Approve project documentation and ensure the equipment specification proposed to be used is suitable for the demands of the project.
  • Support the harmonisation and continual improvement of project management processes and procedures.
  • Ensure all technical requirements are understood and met during project execution through close liaison with engineering and product teams.
  • Manage individual projects as required and where applicable.
  • Working with the Engineering Manager, ensure engineering tasks are completed on time and budget whilst fostering a culture of team spirit and problem solving throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Ensure all projects have rental orders in place to track utilisation of personnel/equipment and to drive timely invoicing.
  • Evaluate project performance to recommend and apply improvements.
  • Support project management of CAPEX projects where required.
  • Ensure pre-job briefings with offshore personnel are conducted to discuss all safety, behavioural and operational factors of the upcoming project and similarly.
  • Support sales and commercial departments with new opportunities, pursuits and tendering.


  • Bachelors or equivalent level degree in a Technical or Business related subject preferred.
  • IOSH Managing Safely Certificate preferred.
  • APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in a Project delivery role essential.
  • Experience leading a team and managing people essential.
  • Experience of setting and managing budgets essential.
  • Experience operating in safety critical environments essential.