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Commissioning Discipline Lead-Instrument & Control

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Fort McMurray
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/07/2014
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The Company:

Fircroft (Canada) Ltd, located at 500 Panarctic Plaza, 815 – 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3P2, provides specialist personnel to the international oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation and construction industries. Our clients are predominantly major operating companies and international engineering or construction companies. Through a network of 44 offices in 5 continents (Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia), we currently second nearly 7,500 Technical Engineering

The Role:
Organization and Department Description
Please note, this is a contract position for Imperial Oil Ltd., 160 MacKay Cres, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4W8. Imperial Oil is one of Canada’s largest producers of Crude Oil and Natural Gas as well as Canada’s largest refiner. Most of their Canadian projects are located in Northern Alberta’s Oil Sands.

Job Description:

Key Reporting Relationships

• Reports to the Commissioning Superintendent.
• Supports the Area Commissioning Leads and interfaces with PE’s , CMT , MC, Start-Up, and Operations personnel on discipline specific issues.
• Direct supervisor of Instrument Discipline Specialists assigned to site-wide support, and provides technical management and direction of Area Discipline Specialists and System Owners in the execution of the Systems Completion process against the Area schedules.

Tasks and Responsibilities

• The Commissioning Discipline Lead provides all discipline specific technical, planning and execution management support to the Area Commissioning Leads.
• Managing all activities within the ISCT matrix organization jointly and in collaboration with other Discipline Leads and the Area Commissioning Leads.
• Provide Discipline technical leadership and expertise to the core commissioning team and at Engineering and Construction interfaces.
• Support each Area and the TO/HO team at the interface and Turnover from Construction at Mechanical Completion and at Handover of Commissioned Systems to Operations.
• Ensuring that equipment and systems are fully commissioned at Handover, and ready to operate in compliance with the Project design, standards and specifications, the Systems Completion Plan and Control Procedures.
• Direct ownership and execution management of all specialist and discipline specific Static & Dynamic Commissioning resulting in Handover to Operations and providing assistance in Start-Up and Acceptance Testing efforts.
• Supports the Commissioning Superintendents in working with Start Up in the ISCT as one integrated team from commissioning to initial plant operation, ensuring a smooth transition to Operations and acceptance of the facilities.
• Identifies and manages discipline commissioning resource needs, tools , test equipment , plant, spares etc.
• Ensure the right resource levels and technical skills are assigned to meet each Area’s schedule and commissioning execution requirements.
• Managing and directing core discipline teams of commissioning supervisors and technicians, vendors and specialist subcontractors/ third party personnel across all plant areas (as well as at SITs and SAT’s).
• Ensures appropriate Commissioning, and Handover documentation is completed correctly and comprehensively (supported by TO/HO team ).
• Review and supports development of discipline Commissioning Plans and Schedules, Level 3 and Level 5 for the assigned plant Area and activities.
• Manages execution discipline activity against these plans and schedules to ensure a safe and effective completion of commissioning phase and transition of systems to steady state operations.
• Support maintenance of the Systems Completion Database and Planning interface for MC and Commissioning progress tracking, reporting certification, and quality purposes.
• Progress and productivity reporting against the Area schedules and ISCT performance metrics.
• Support development of Commissioning (Static & Dynamic) Management Procedures, Systems Acceptance Procedures/Progress Monitoring, Turnover and Completion Packages, and provide input to Start-up and Operating Procedures.
• Responsible for Safety and Environmental controls for activities in all buildings , systems and zones within their areas of activity under ISCT Care, Custody and Control (support from ISCT HSE team).
• Interface with Company Safety Advisor and Contractor Safety Officers to ensure a safe and environmentally sound job area.

Qualifications and Experience:

• College/university degree and/or technical diploma and 15+ years of Project Completion and Operations experience.
• Established track record in supervision of large teams through Mechanical Completion, Commissioning, Start Up and initial plant operations.
• Good working knowledge of Intools.
• Good working knowledge of the Plant ICSS Delta V and Delta V SIS.
• Good understanding of Fiber optic communication networks.
• Proven strong technical skills in discipline subject matter.
• In-depth knowledge of Project Completion standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria.
• Strong understanding of Project execution, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning & Completion practices.
• Demonstrated management and organizational ability for diverse teams on a large project.
• Strong understanding of work planning, scheduling and tracking.
• Demonstrated work ethic with delivery focus with strong organizational ability.
• Exposure to ExxonMobil practices, processes, and expectations with respect to Systems Completion, Preservation, Commissioning and Start Up operations.
• Read, write, and speak fluent English, especially as required to function effectively within a project team and to communicate with project management, contractors, and sub contractors.

Safety Equipment Required (if applicable):

• Steel toed boots (CSA approved)
• Remainder supplied on Site.

Safety training required (if applicable):

• Remainder TBD on Site.

Job Offer

This is a full time contract position for one year with the possibility of a contract extension.

A daily rate of $1,000 to $1,300 plus an uplift of 35% will be extended to the selected candidate. The candidate may also be eligible for pay increases.
A rotational schedule of 4 weeks on, 4 weeks off would be worked. The successful candidate would be expected to work a minimum of 60 hours per week.

Please see full job description at:

To apply please contact / 403.705.2170
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