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Commissioning Execution Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: New Orleans
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/07/2012
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The Role:
• Tension Leg Platform (TLP) Project which will be constructed at various sites around the world - TX on the United States Gulf Coast, and operated in the Gulf of Mexico.
• This role will report to the Commissioning Manager.
• This role is expected to start immediately and finish sometime in 2014, when the project achieves ‘first oil’. This role is critical to the project success and the selected candidate will be expected to stay until completion of all commissioning work.
• This role will be initially performed in New Orleans, LA, move to the module/integration site in TX at the end of 2012, and eventually transition offshore (flights originate and return to Boothville, LA).
• This role is will be responsible for developing the plan and coordinating the resources to manage:
o System Walkdown and Punching Management
o Special Cleaning
o Inspection of Critical Vessel Internals
o Commissioning of the Topside Instrumentation and Electrical Systems
o Work Completion Tracking
o Preparation to Temporary Certificate of Inspection and Permanent Certificate of Inspection
• The Commissioning team is responsible for construction completion verification, cleaning of key systems, function testing of systems and hardware, and assisting operations in achieving initial production.
• Commissioning is a critical phase of the project where by the duration of the work needs to be minimized while assuring thorough completion of work, managing activities safely, within budget, and within ‘person’s on board’ limitations.
• Individual should have excellent interpersonal, technical, communications, organizing and planning skills.

HSE Policy
• Comply with the Safety Policy and adhere to Contractor’s site policy. Intervene when an employee violates a policy/rule or is not managing risk appropriately.
• Client has implemented mandatory “Life Saving Rules”. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from site and disqualification from future work.
• Take Proactive HSSE leadership role and demonstrate same by example.
• Participate in site Emergency and evacuation drills.
• Notify Client management immediately of all incidents or hazardous situations.

• Coordinating the commissioning activities, both in the planning and execution phase.
• Assuring that the project scope is divided up into systems that are defined in a manner that will support ease of commissioning.
• Work with the commissioning team to set priorities for system turnover that allows for productive simultaneous operations (simops) that allows for safe commissioning of systems while the construction contractor completes and turns over the remaining systems.
• Assure that the System Checkout Procedures (SCPs) are developed, approved, and finalized per the planning schedule and include the appropriate content and detail to assure safe and thorough commissioning.
• Assuring that the Commissioning execution plan includes the materials, special tools, and vendor support for a safe and productive pace.
• Assuring that the commissioning staffing plan has the correct number of persons with the appropriate skills to execute the commissioning work.
• Represent the Commissioning team in key meetings with interfacing departments (Operations, Engineering, Offshore Coordination Team, etc.).
• Supports Flawless Project Delivery Objectives which includes managing and monitoring various quality metrics. Provide support for the Project Quality Audits.
• Supporting project Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) including: reviewing procedures, assigning resources, periodically attending FAT, and adjusting commissioning scope to integrate FAT successes and deficiencies
• Development, tracking, and adjusting commissioning execution schedule.
• Working with engineering and operations department to promptly find the preferred alternative for alleviating issues discovered during commissioning.
• Lead the on-site (module yard, integration yard, hull fabrication yard, float out, and off-shore) commissioning activities, including resource management, schedule coordination, materials/tools/vendor support, system/equipment troubleshooting, and adjusting plan due to resource issues.
• Assisting in the development of commissioning spare parts listing and quantities.
• Individual will be expected to interface effectively with project personnel (project leadership and engineering staff), operations team, contract field construction personnel, and vendor support staff.
• 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.

• Monitor and report against Commissioning Plan.
• Regular (initial weekly, eventually daily) Reports during the Commissioning Phase of the project.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
This position requires a minimum of 10 years of offshore platform commissioning experience and a preferred 15 years in support of upstream projects or production.
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