“I thrive on building, leading and working with multi-discipline project teams, with a strong focus on business accountability, budget control and delivery of projects to schedule. I really enjoy using my interpersonal and leadership skills, and a hands-on approach, to plan and execute difficult and challenging projects.
Jim Donaldson, senior technical manager
Jim has had a career of over 30 years in the oil and gas industry. He is our senior technical manager for the Africa, Middle East and ERC regions and is based in our Abu Dhabi office.
We work to our customers' satisfaction, particularly in terms of safety, cost, schedule and quality. Our project management processes and tools capture our experience and keep our high standards consistent wherever we work and whatever the job.
ScopeGetting the scope right at the outset is essential. Wood Group PSN's Right Size™ processes make this happen and are central to our management system. Right Size™ provides predictable, scaled execution processes for project delivery, along with change control processes, estimating and planning methods, to ensure efficiency.
Decision making, risk management and value managementOur Value Systems tool enhances decision making and the management of risk and value. It is a programme of qualitative and quantitative techniques brought together to identify and deliver enhanced value from projects. The programme includes value management, decision analysis and risk management.
Change managementThis is a key aspect of project management. Throughout the project life cycle, we identify, assess and manage all changes to ensure minimum impact to the project.
LeadershipWe invest in training and coaching for our project leaders to focus their attention on safety, customer relationships, communication, team building and delivery.
Project reportingOur suite of reports cover all areas of a project and provides accurate and detailed information, which allows us to control and monitor performance throughout the life of a project. This means we ensure that the right decisions get made in good time.
Performance managementOur online tracking tool called INSIGHT™ enables project performance to be trended and compared with other projects around our network. This allows us to identify different levels of performance and so share best practices across the network to achieve more consistent project delivery.
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