Lead Commissioning Engineer

Job Overview


Lead Commissioning Engineer


Lead Commissioning Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Commissioning Lead shall  review and advise the EPC Contractor in all matters relating to the Commissioning of the new facilities.
  • The Commissioning Lead  will participate/support in the EPC contractor in the development of the Operational Readiness Plan and ensure that all Commissioning plans are developed and implemented on the project.
  • The Commissioning Lead shall act as the subject matter expert (SME) for ALL commissioning & pre-commissioning related issues and concerns


Key responsibilities include:

  • Review the EPC Development of project Commissioning and Start-up (CSU) basis
  • Review EPC Contractor development of Systemization (define commissioning systems)
  • Review EPC Contractor CSU activities per Commissioning System and Sub-System
  • Review EPC activity description-logic relationships-resources/vendor support/special tools-temporary facilities-durations
  • Review EPC Set up system testing scope
  • Participate in EPC led Systemisation Workshop
  • Participate in EPC led Alarm Rationalisation Workshop
  • Participate in EPC led SIMOPS workshop and subsequent SIMOPS review activities
  • Review EPC ITR’s if not using Company CMS
  • Review & advise EPC Contractors with the development of Work Execution Flow Scheme (WEFS)
  • Review the development of EPC Contractor project commissioning plans, integrate commissioning activities into project execution plan
  • Review EPC developed CSU schedule input into overall project plans
  • Review & advise EPC Contractors with the Development of Commissionable System Definition
  •  Review EPC Contractor Commissioning Activity List
  • Review EPC Contractor Commissioning Consumables List and commissioning spares in Espire
  • Support EPC Management of OSBL interfaces
  • Attend regular meetings with EPC Contractor to monitor the development of commissioning related deliverables
  • Act as focal point for other EPCM (Company) OSBL interfaces from MC onwards
  • Manage support and interface with the P&T’s ORA functions

Education, Skills & Experience:


  • BSc., University degree in Chemical/Process/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent


Experience and Skill set

  • Minimum 15 years’ overall experience in Oil and Gas related projects
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in an EPC or EPCM Commissioning Role in Oil and Gas related projects
  • 5 years’ experience as a CSU Team Leader in project delivery
  • Experience in the Middle East Iraq being preferred though not essential
  • A good understanding of modern systematic pre-commissioning processes as well as a detailed knowledge of systems & tools required to deliver successful CSU on a major project.
  • Experience in med size / major projects which must involve gas facilities integration is required
  • Experience with major Brownfield project work that includes shutdown, upgrade and hot works integration activities.
  •  Working with a multi-cultural workforce is desirable.
  •  A proven track record in  following a project from concept selection to steady state operations, (through FEED, detailed design, construction, commissioning and handover)
  • Strong, and demonstrated, personal commitment to HSSE Leadership and experience in managing HSSE throughout all project phases

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