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  • Job reference: RMS0110601

Commissioning Engineer - North Slope

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Alaska
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/06/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (02/07/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a leading global oil and gas operating company.

The Role:
The Commissioning Engineer will be responsible for the planning and execution of the project commissioning and handover plan to operations. This individual will play a key role in delivering the implementation and ownership of Company's Guidance on Certification (GOC) process.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
The duties and responsibilities for this role are as follows:
- Lead engineering contractors and vendors to develop and deliver commissioning and de-commissioning plans for all subsea temporary and permanent production systems;
- Execute offshore commissioning and de-commissioning plans;
- Develop startup plans and provide engineering support to operations during startup.
- Support the Preservation Engineer in ensuring all equipment is adequately stored and preserved for future use;
- Coordinate the capture and sharing of best practices and lessons learned within the Strategic Performance Unit (SPU) and across Company;
- Ensure that the GOC processes are in place for the safe and cost effective startups for multiple projects at any given time. The projects range in size from small repairs to new field developments requiring sealift modules;
- Manage the implementation of and then take ownership of the GOC process for all Greater Pudhoe Bay (GPB) and ACT projects and to assist operations in commissioning and startups as required;
- Act as a role model to promote a robust health, safety and environment (HSE) culture in the project community;
- Conduct advanced safety audits and other safety observations to help achieve a zero-incident culture;
- Work with engineering contractors to ensure that they understand and perform the required integraTion of the system breakdown into engineering work packages;
- Ensure that engineering contractors develop handover testing documentation;
- Ensure that off-site fabrication sites understand and perform GOC requirements for testing and documentation;
- Ensure that on-site construction management teams and construction and functional checkout (FCO) contractors understand and perform GOC requirements for testing, documentation and turnover;
- Ensure that operations understand the GOC process and requirements;
- Assist operations with commissioning and startups as required;
- Participate in engineering package reviews of projects and provide constructive input to the design team;
- Promote a team culture between the field and off-site project team members and contractors;
- Encourage FCO and operations personnel to review the design package early in the course of projects to eliminate rework;
- Anticipate and resolve problems encountered in the field to eliminate costly rework or retesting;
- Assist project leaders and North Slope construction engineers with preparing cost estimates and schedules;
- Work as part of the Projects Team to ensure smooth coordination among off-site fabricators regarding construction, FCO and commissioning of all projects;
- Ensure turnover of completed projects through Company’s GOC process;
- Work with on-site construction management teams to ensure that the FCO contractor and operations have the required resources to complete the FCO and commissioning in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered for this role, applicants must have the following qualifications:
- Experience working in engineering, project management or construction management roles;
- Strong project knowledge, including knowledge of cost control cost reporting, and project schedule management;
- Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering discipline

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering discipline required.

CERTIFICATIONS:
None specified

LANGUAGES:
English fluency required

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
In addition to the required qualifications, the successful applicant is likely to be able to demonstrate the following:
- Continuing education development in project management;
- Demonstrated track record for HSE leadership and delivery;
- Knowledge of commissioning turnover systems;
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

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