Career Testimonial

Richard Underwood

Electrical Project Manager

I have 20 years post graduate experience in engineering, asset management, maintenance and operations within the Oil & Gas and Water Industries. Responsibilities have included engineering division management, technical authority, electrical operations & maintenance, electrical design engineering, study work, installation & commissioning, on-site supervision onshore & offshore, subcontractor management, budget & cost controlling, preparing proposals & engineering scopes of work with experience as contractor and client. This experience has been gained in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and the North Sea.

The role at WGM Engineering oversees and manages the electrical element of each project ensuring compliance with the electrical regulations, WIMES specifications whilst striving to deliver each phase within programme & budget and in turn fully satisfying the customer requirements. The role devises & supports the ongoing strategy development for the electrical business stream whilst maintaining & progressing the agreed business objectives. Understanding and being fully aware of the electrical elements associated with each project delivery lifecycle from installation through to commissioning under the governance of the stage gate process ensuring the correct engineering solution has been delivered. Continually developing and improving communication and performance throughout the team allowing the opportunity for innovation & new work fronts.

The variety of challenges with not one day the same. Having the privilege of leading a team, I thrive on being asked for advice, opinion and practical help in delivering the various project work. Provision of coaching in the hope that it inspires, guides & motivates the employees under my duty of care to achieve their own greatness.

What I love most about my job is the variety of challenges with not one day the same. Having the privilege of leading a team, I thrive on being asked for advice, opinion and practical help in delivering the various project work. Provision of coaching in the hope that it inspires, guides & motivates the employees under my duty of care to achieve their own greatness.

RICHARD UNDERWOOD

Electrical Project Manager