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Commissioning Engineer - E & I

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: North Slope
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/08/2016
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The Company:
This is with a Major O&G Company

The Role:
ommissioning Lead – Electrical & Instrumentation

Job Description:

The role of the Commissioning Lead is to support the Commissioning Manager in delivering the preparation and execution of commissioning activities in order to deliver facilities to Operations in accordance with the project technical standards and schedule. The Commissioning Lead is to provide commissioning support during pre-commissioning, start-up activities up to project completion.

Projects may range in size from minor modifications and replacement of existing equipment and infrastructure to installation of new production facilities. Many of the projects will involve additions and upgrades within the existing facilities, i.e. ‘brownfield’ type work. The successful candidate will be North Slope based in Prudhoe Bay and will report to the Commissioning Manager. The position is rotational with an alternate, typically consisting of a two or three week work shift followed by corresponding time off.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Commissioning Lead’s role and responsibilities are as follows:

• Demonstrate personal HSSE leadership and excellent HSE behaviours at all times and ensure that safety expectations are communicated and maintained. Perform as a safety leader through auditing, setting and exhibiting the highest standards.
• Candidate will be required to intervene or have appropriate conversations with team members around safe work practices if required.
• Shall notify supervision of all unsafe acts, near misses and incidents.
• Team member is required to lead by example with regards to company’s HSE policy.

Planning Phase Responsibilities:
• Represent the commissioning team as Single Point Of Contact (SPOC) for Construction and Operations
• Develop high level plan of commissioning activities for fabrication site to minimise Northslope commissioning as reasonably possible.
• Lead the development of the system handover and system identification. Work with Operations and Engineering in development of system breakdowns.
• Provide input to set priorities for sub-system turnover that takes into account the facility’s design and would allow for safe commissioning of sub-systems / systems while the construction contractor completes and turns over the remaining systems.
• Support the development of commissioning procedures. Provide input and comments on temporary equipment required to support commissioning activities.
• Provide input and comments on 3rd party vendor selection and development of 3rd party scope of work documents.
• Supporting project Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) including: reviewing procedures, arranging FCO resources, periodically attending FAT, and adjusting commissioning scope to integrate FAT successes and deficiencies.
• Review engineering design and provide comments toward “commissionability” at fabrication site and Northslope installation phase.
• Assist with the development of commissioning schedules as design becomes more mature.
• Review vendor recommended commissioning spare parts list and work with Ops and supply groups to purchase commissioning spares & consumables as identified on commissioning procedures.

Execution Phase:
• Lead the pre-commissioning / commissioning activities for his / her areas of responsibility.
• Act as delegate to Commissioning Manager to review/accept mechanical completion packages from construction and review/offer system handover packages to operations.
• Attend mechanical completion and system handover joint walk downs as required.
• Responsible for preparing/reviewing work permits for commissioning scope. May be required to act as the Issuing Authority.
• Attend daily Progress / SIMOPS meeting and provide input / comments as required.
• Provide daily feedback as to commissioning status for his / her respective scope and generate weekly activity reports. Coordinate commissioning resources allocation to support.
• Facilitate meetings, including MC and SH progress meeting, as required and represent the commissioning team at other project team meetings.
• Manage and interpret completions progress while maintaining a forward thinking approach to planning activities over the long term.
• Manage closeout of punchlist items for his / her systems.
• Review and progress material deficiencies that affect safe and efficient commissioning activities and identify impact on commissioning schedule.
• Work closely with the Vendor coordinator to schedule vendor requirements for commissioning tasks. Coordinate vendor support including training requirements and understand vendor’s/contractor’s commissioning and start-up work processes.
• Ensure that preservation and maintenance on systems correctly identified and is being carried out in accordance with Preservation Procedure.
• Be familiar with the Project Management of Change Procedure and Site Change Control and Technical Queries procedure.
• Ensure all relevant As-Built Drawings / Documents are marked up as defined in project As-Built Procedure.
• Engage Operations personnel as part of the commissioning team and maximize on-the-job training for operations personnel.
• Individual will work in a team environment and must be able to quickly understand the roles of those in the interfacing teams, develop quick relationships, and work effectively to assure that the commissioning work integrates well in the overall project plan.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience / Qualifications and Skills:

• Extensive experience in Commissioning and Start-Up of rotating equipment packages on an Oil and Gas Major Project. Additional experience from Operations would also be an advantage.
• Knowledge of onshore gas and oil producing facilities and/or FPSO process plant, facilities, utilities, and architecture of surface and subsurface offshore.
• It is expected that the successful candidate will have an engineering degree or 10 years of commissioning experience in the Electrical & Instrumentation disciplines..
• Demonstrated extensive experience within the field of commissioning.
• Previous experience with GoCompletions or equivalent completions management process and system.
• Deep understanding of Control of Work processes during execution
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Good organizational skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office computer software
• Willingness and ability to work a 12-hour day shift or nigh
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