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Kent Recruitment

Operations Group Lead

London, United Kingdom
Date Published

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About you

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team, driven by our beliefs, that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities in which we operate and the planet:





Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us.

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re driving awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. We're creating a culture of inclusivity, where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. In the UK we're working towards D&I accreditation with The Clear Company, and we're signed up to the AXIS Pledge promising to make equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities a reality.

We understand that part-time doesn't mean part-committed, and most of our roles can be performed on a part-time basis. We work flexibly, and hybrid working is the norm for us, with staff typically spending around 50% of their week working from one of our offices.

About the job

Our Operations Group Leads are fundamental to the success of our Engineering & Consulting business. You will be motivated and enthused to deliver office performance, business growth, and to develop and stretch our staff. You will be a natural and visible leader and will build accountability, ownership and trust - whilst living the Kent values and behaviours.

Your purpose

• Day-to-day responsibility for a team of 100 multi-discipline consultancy and design engineers. You will be responsible for leading the group to meet targets related to weekly fee-earning, project performance, safety, and staff and contractor headcount growth.

• Lead by example on safety, ethics and inclusion. Develop a strong safety awareness and reporting culture.

• You will have a number of multi-discipline team leads reporting directly to you and direct responsibility for development (or oversight of development if more senior) of staff in a manner that balances the right amount of stretch and challenge for the individual in line with opportunities.

• Lead on inclusive communications with the whole Group and ensure team level communications are cascaded and actioned.

• Work collaboratively with Market Leads and Technical Leaders to ensure that resource is available for bids and projects – supporting Team Leads in effective resource planning and recruitment.

• Drive a culture of pro-activeness in generating tactical client opportunities.

This role is listed as part-time as all working patterns will be considered. Typically the operations group lead is not a full time role – it sits alongside a project management, business development or technical engineering delivery role as part of one of our teams or energy projects. We are on the lookout for project managers and engineers of all disciplines and we would be interested in discussing shaping this role to suit your strengths and expertise."

What you can bring

It is likely that you will be a chartered (or equivalent) engineer or project manager, with experience in motivating and leading multi-discipline teams in the energy sector. You enjoy creating a culture where your team can thrive, and supporting brilliant people to do their jobs well. You are naturally collaborative, demonstrate leadership, and hold yourself to high standards of accountability in delivering sustainable business performance results.

Why work for Kent?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. Kent is an all-new Integrated Energy Services Company, fusing together the heritage and future from Kentech and SNC-Lavalin's Oil & Gas business - including their Offshore Wind and Low Carbon capability. We now have a global footprint, with 10,000 employees across 84 nationalities. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Meeting your needs

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning.

Read more about 'Total Reward' (service currently shared with SNC-Lavalin/Atkins for post-sale period).

We want you to feel able to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us in confidence at [email protected]

As an aspiring Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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