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Lead Commissioning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/08/2015
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The Role:
Participate in Commissioning team meetings and support the commissioning manager to deliver the commissioning plans. Identify Commissioning resources required to execute all stages of commissioning. Providing expertise and assurance for system commissioning and engaging with the project team. Provide commissioning progress reports to the Commissioning Manager
Provide support in developing and implementing the commissioning certification and handover process (GOC). Review and audit on handover packages and discipline site activities. Where appropriate, accept delegation from team leader, act as Commissioning acceptance authority for equipment, system and facility.

The Lead Commissioning Engineer is an acknowledged leader for delivering top class site HSSE performance. The complete client's Commissioning Engineer demonstrates genuine commitment to construction site safety excellence and is seen to provide real leadership on all HSSE issues during commissioning. Plan jointly with the Operations Manager to ensure that SIMOPs issues are identified, well understood and addressed to achieve the safest outcome for both Production and Project. Communicate responsibilities and audit compliance to ensure that the Control of Work GDP is rigorously implemented by all the client's and Contractor employees engaged in performing work during site commissioning activities. On non-client's sites where the CoW GDP has not been adopted ensure that the adopted standard is followed throughout commissioning. Put in place appropriate processes to preserve the Health, Safety, Security and Environment of every person working on or visiting the project's commissioning sites, wherever these are located, throughout the commissioning phase. Demonstrate commitment to HSSE by leadership actions on a daily basis by being regularly visible on site during the working day raising and discussing any observed issues with the workforce. Actively promote the continuous improvement of Contractor safety practices by meeting regularly with your counterpart in the Contracting organisation to implement changes and improvements identified through reviews, audits, safety observations and sharing of the client's best practice. Discuss progress towards closure of actions from SUAR, PHSSER etc. in Project Leadership and start-up meetings so that timely and safe start-up of the facilities can be accomplished. Ensure that senior project personnel are made aware of significant key risks and the associated mitigation plans.

Engineering and Quality
The Lead Commissioning Engineer effectively manages commissioning interfaces and risks, and promotes the sharing of knowledge. Ensure that the MoC process is rigorously applied to changes that could impact commissioning or which arise as a result of commissioning activity including planning, system handover, requirements, preservation needs etc. Identify the client's GPs and Engineering standards that are specifically applicable to commissioning and list these in the PEP. Maintain a complete oversight of the project system boundary limits, leak test limits, and HP/LP interfaces during commissioning in order to ensure that this work is executed safely and in accordance with the design. Establish a good relationship with Engineering Manager to ensure timely and accurate two way exchange of information and requirements in order to optimise the design and handover of deliverables to Commissioning.Investigate lessons from other projects and communicate these to ensure that best practices are incorporated into relevant execution plans to provide continuous improvement.

Project Services
The Lead Commissioning Engineer communicates accurate performance data to ensure that commissioning status and forecast completion are accurately predicted and shared with s enior management. Use performance data outputs to analyse and understand projected gaps against commissioning progress and intervene to address shortfalls before they become major issues from which it is difficult to recover.

Organization Capability
The Lead Commissioning Engineer exhibits strong team building behaviours; encourages others, is decisive but tolerant, respectful, ethical, and displays strong leadership qualities. Identify / evaluate training requirements for Technicians / Engineers recruited into the Commissioning team and that gaps are monitored and subsequently closed. Actively participate in networks and encourage / support other team members in the same

The Lead Commissioning Engineer is a certification champion with detailed technical understanding of the client's commissioning standards, and the latest international standards and practices that assure integrity of build and construction quality. Identify critical aspects of construction and work pro-actively with this team to ensure quality of completion for acceptance of the equipment / systems. Manage the certification system to demonstrate that commissioning is being executed in a quality manner. Audit equipment/systems preservation documentation and status against (Vendor) requirements to ensure that the onsite implementation meets specification. Lead the GoC team in Commissioning, including ensuring quality of progress and skyline reporting.

The Lead Commissioning Engineer is a practitioner with multi-discipline training and experience who understands what is required and plays a major role in the successful delivery of world scale construction projects (defined by HSSE, quality, schedule, cost & completion). Respected as a uniquely skilled and accredited Engineer with deep technical competencies.
Lead the full commissioning process for a significant part of project scope including planning, preparation of the commissioning strategy, mechanical completion through dynamic commissioning, to handover and start-up. Use the acquired judgement and experience to make changes to commissioning plans (for example carry over of work to offshore) to deliver HSSE benefit and/or protect project schedule or budget. Provide high quality input to early project defining documents such as contracting strategy, HAZOPS, constructability reviews, commissioning and completion strategies. Identify and engage stakeholders and coordinate input received from the same into early project defining documents as they relate to commissioning such as contracting strategy, HAZOPS, constructability reviews, commissioning and completion strategies. Integrate across the project by linking Engineering, Construction, and Operations. Close out the commissioning activities to enable the facility to be accepted by Operations. Own the entire leak test programme, including selection of contractor, approval of test boundaries, procedures, and execution.

The Lead Commissioning Engineer forges strong relationships with Operations; integrates their requirements and supports handover and facilities start-up. Work closely with Operations staff, provide technical coaching and the transfer of knowledge and expertise on utilities and process equipment/systems. Provide assurance to Operations on readiness of the entire facility to commence operation by completing all the agreed commissioning work scope. Provide timely communication on any brownfield shutdown or impact on production of commissioning activities and secure Operations buy-in and commitment to the plan.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Commissioning Engineer is a key position and will provide leadership of all commissioning planning and execution action activities from select through to operate. This will occur in four (4) phases: Static Commissioning, Dynamic Commissioning, Start-up and Handover, and Post Operations. The Commissioning Engineer is responsible for providing visible HSSE leadership, and delivering commissioning excellence and management of seamless handover to the region operations.

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