Project management at Howden

Project management is one of Howden’s core capabilities, helping to deliver our commitment to engineering excellence worldwide for our customers. Delivering projects successfully is critical to ensure that we engineer, procure, install and commission all our projects on time to meet our customer’s specifications.

Big projects are complicated

Our large projects can range from $1m - $50m, with global customers such as EPCs, Consultants and End-Users such as Power companies, Oil & Gas majors or industry sector leaders in Mining or Steel. Howden work on complex engineering problems and have to deliver our projects in tightly controlled environments – be it government legislation, industry specifications, environmental controls or timescales. Our project management services cover all our products and industrial sectors including power, petrochemical and oil and gas, mining and general industry.

 

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Project Management processes

To ensure we deliver right first time, we have created Project Management processes for the management and control of medium and large projects and have multiple project teams in every continent delivering projects at any one time. We have a common approach to project management delivery which involves both the use of technology (including Microsoft AX & MS Project) and daily management techniques taken from our CBS (Colfax Business System) which we utilise to continuously improve our tools and processes. In addition, our approach to managing projects must ensure that Safety is always our #1 priority for our associates and contractors.

Project Managers as business leaders

Working in Project Management for Howden is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Our Project Managers lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, supply chain, quality and operations people who work together to deliver complex engineering solutions.

Project Managers are leaders who work internally and externally to ensure that the broader team is on track and when needed, keeping us there. Being a Project Manager at Howden takes a mix of technical and product understanding as well as being able to lead and motivate large teams.

 

Project Management

We have recently developed a partnership with Skillsoft and PMI and target all our Project Managers to be industry accredited. Howden promotes a coaching culture and we encourage all our senior leaders develop colleagues and reports through coaching and mentoring.