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Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Date posted21/11/2014
Job TypeContract

Job Description

The role of the Electrical Commissioning Engineer is to coordinate a team (via contractor interface) of Electrical Commissioning Engineers and Technicians in executing commissioning activities in order to deliver facilities to Operations in accordance with the project technical standards and schedule. The Electrical Commissioning Engineer is to provide commissioning support during start-up activities up to project completion.

  • Participate in all Company HSSE systems and ensure that all work carried out by all parties engaged in all phases of the project complies with these requirements.
  • Be familiar with all aspects of project electrical design and equipment.
  • Provide regular communication of system status, schedule issues, quality issues, etc to the Commissioning Manager.
  • Ensure the process for authorisation of electrical personnel is in place and adhered to.
  • Accountable for approving Livening-up-Notices.
  • Ensure that Electrical Isolations are applied in accordance with approved Electrical Isolations procedures and standards.
  • Be familiar with Project Completions Management Procedure (GoC).
  • Familiarise oneself with the remaining pre-commissioning and commissioning work scope for electrical equipment for each system.
  • Identify opportunities for early system handover of systems.
  • Be familiar with the project sub-systems and systems represented on Limits of System Handover (LOSH) Drawings.
  • Be familiar with the Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning strategy defined in Core Test Plan.
  • Assure rigorous implementation of approved Commissioning Method Statements and System Commissioning Procedures.
  • Approve 'B' check sheets and Commissioning Procedure for Electrical discipline.
  • Witness the 'A' check sheets tests as required.
  • Ensure safety critical Electrical equipment meets the performance standards defined in project standard of performance.
  • Ensure that preservation and maintenance on electrical equipment is 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.
  • Participate in bi-party punchlist system walkdown at system handover, for systems with electrical equipment content.
  • Ensure all relevant As-Built Drawings / Documents are marked up by Electrical commissioning team as defined in project As-Built Procedure
  • When supervising multi-discipline commissioning activities, ensure the use of overrides and inhibits is correctly controlled as per procedure.
  • Ensure that any software/firmware changes within relays and electrical control systems are updated to final user, registered and backups created.

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in Commissioning of Electrical power systems on an oil and gas major project.
  • Additional experience from Operations would also be an advantage.
  • The candidate should be qualified and certified as trained and competent in conducting HV and LV isolations and switching.
  • Also COMPEX trained.
  • Knowledge of process plant, facilities, utilities, architecture of surface and subsurface onshore gas and oil producing facilities.
  • It is expected that the successful candidate will have an engineering degree or demonstrated extensive experience within the field of commissioning.
Consultant Julie Standley
Email Julie.standley@occms.com
Phone +44 (0) 191 261 9577


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Commissioning Lead/Manager

Date posted21/11/2014
Job TypeContract

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that commissioning and start-up performance meets or exceeds that of a company-operated project
  • Participate in design reviews, hazard and operability studies and similar processes to assure that consideration for a safe and successful commissioning and start-up is embedded in the design
  • Develop a commissioning and start-up philosophy and assure later that the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor turns that philosophy into detailed procedures
  • Develop a system and subsystem breakdown and the procedures for turnover from construction to commissioning
  • Recruit and contract an owners commissioning team and support contractors for the commissioning and start-up effort
  • Interface with upstream projects to coordinate completion, commissioning and start-up within the value chain
  • Provision the final commissioning and handover strategy
  • Provision the necessary administrative systems and control procedures for commissioning execution and handover, including the start-up manual
  • Ensure that commission and equipment testing is executed according to programs and specifications
  • Act as engineering discipline representative in all matters regarding the implementation of commissioning requirements into the design
  • Evaluate commissioning spares and maintenance requirements
  • Ensure that the commissioning department is adequately staffed at all times
  • Liaise with and support Operations with respect to preparations for handover and start-up
  • Ensure that Operations personnel are adequately involved in the various equipment factory acceptance testing as part of their training scheme.


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent work experience required.


  • English fluency required
Consultant Julie Standley
Email Julie.standley@occms.com
Phone +44 (0) 191 261 9577


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Senior Commissioning Engineer

Date posted30/10/2014
Job TypeContract

Job Description

  • Incorporation of all the activities into the integrated commissioning plan.
  • Manage commissioning team on daily deliverables.
  • Delivering commissioning objectives on time and within budget.
  • Pre-acceptance inspection of turnover systems from construction contractor.
  • Pre-commissioning and operational testing of all systems and offshore equipment.
  • Mobilisation of specialist vendor personnel as required.
  • Implementation of flawless project delivery associated with commissioning.
  • Preparation and approval of the initial start-up program, verification of readiness and statement of fitness.
  • Ensure personal safety and asset integrity standards are met at all times by the commissioning team and must set the right example for the contractors working on the sites.

Skills and Experience

  • Preferably hold a degree in Engineering or equivalent preferred.
  • Significant experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Detailed knowledge of a Completions Management System, preferably GoCCMS
Consultant Julie Standley
Email Julie.standley@occms.com
Phone +44 (0) 191 261 9577


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Construction Manager

Date posted14/10/2014
Job TypePermanent

Job Description

  • Has overall responsibility for managing LNG plant construction works at a dedicated offsite yard.
  • This includes:
  • Construction PIC and POC with Technology Provider and EPCIC Contractor.
  • Construction of LNG modules at a dedicated offsite facility or facilities in the Far East.
  • Participating in Constructability Reviews.
  • Yard Qualification(s).
  • Reviewing EPC Contractor Construction Execution Plan.
  • Developing QA and HSSE Plans.
  • Managing site inspection and QA team.
  • Ensuring Regulatory Codes and Standards compliance during Construction.
  • Managing the delivery, storage and installation of Owner Furnished Items.
  • Managing the testing and pre-commissioning of equipment and modules.
  • Ensring the safe load-out and transportation of modules, including liaising with Marine Warranty Surveyor.
  • Delivering plant modules and integrating them into the onshore balance-of-plant infrastructure built to accommodate them.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and manage the interfaces between various project phases and various contracts including design, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up, and management of a team to meet project objectives, schedule, quality, cost, and safety and risk mitigation requirements.
  • Consult and coordinate with project and engineering teams, EPC contractors and contractors on the construction activities.
  • Monitor and control of all cost aspects of the project, obtain approvals, identify trends and take action to avoid cost overruns.
  • Interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Input into the preparation of tenders and contract bids.
  • Input into the negotiation and management of contractors involved in the construction process to ensure that the activities are completed on time and within budget.
  • Develop, monitor and review construction schedule and work activities to ensure that work is done in compliance with specifications, with budget and on time.
  • Organise and coordinate labour resources, local procurement and delivery of materials and equipment and other work programmes and activities on site.
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits at the construction site.
  • Ensure proper filing and documentation.

Skills and Experience

  • Recognised mechanical engineering degree or its equivalent
  • Significant project execution with extensive experience in management position with broad experience in engineering, and commercial aspects.
  • Extensive modular construction and project execution experience.
  • Hands-on experience with at least one LNG construction project.
  • Hands-on experience with Modular Construction of Oil & Gas facilities .
  • Preferably with experience of Far East construction yards (including China).
  • Preferably to have managed construction projects in excess of $250 million USD total value.
  • Familiarity with Canadian oil & gas project construction rules and regulations would be an advantage.
  • Possess strong ability to integrate operational requirements of the LNG plant into the design and engineering phase of the project.
  • Able to interact and communicate effectively with the project team, EPC contractor, local contractors, regulatory authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Excellent leadership, planning, organising, negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong team player, results-oriented, resourceful and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
Consultant Julie Standley
Email Julie.standley@occms.com
Phone +44 (0) 191 261 9577


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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Date posted14/10/2014
Job TypePermanent

Job Description

  • Manage the mechanical maintenance supervisors (rotating and static) and mechanical on the job trainer by setting priorities in line with the agreed annual business plan, 90 day plans and short term execution schedules.
  • Providing mechanical discipline support during construction and operation that meets the required electrical engineering and HSE standards for all mechanical system required for the Phase 2AB project.
  • Monitoring and reporting EPC contractor's overall progress in the construction phase of mechanical equipment, and highlight any potential deviations from the project specification.
  • Ensuring that Maintenance procedures (MCP) are produced and loaded in SAP.
  • Maintaining contact and coordinating with the other project discipline engineers as well as company technical support departments on relevant technical matters, up-to-date information and company experience during design and construction.
  • Ensuring that all project mechanical design deliverables are delivered in time and comply with Company CoP and ERD HSE and integrity.
  • Ensuring (demonstrably) quality in design and adherence to design.
  • Ensuring that all mechanical system DD activities, information, design changes, variations and decisions are properly processed, approved and documented.
  • Review the mechanical construction activities to ensure contractor work compliance to approved design, technical standard, contractors' compliance to the Contract HSE Plans and maintaining design technical integrity.
  • Coordinating with Operations on commissioning, hand-over and should it be needed shutdown requirements.
  • Ensuring quality maintenance history is provided and recorded in SAP.
  • Providing input for the formulation HSE and Asset strategies and plans e.g. HSE plans, HSE Cases, Audit plans and Asset Reference plan.
  • Monitoring and controlling annual budgets for the mechanical maintenance section, monitor and control expenditure.
  • Ensuring that Technical Integrity non-conformance reporting is maintained up to date.
  • Identifying and comply with HSE management responsibilities as documented in the HSE Management System.

Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in mechanical engineering with a extensive relevant experience in operation and maintenance of mechanical static and rotating equipment.
  • Demonstrated managerial qualities and analytical abilities.
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of high pressure mechanical equipment working in sour operating conditions.
  • Moderate supervisory experience.
  • Experience in project handover from construction to operations.
Consultant Julie Standley
Email Julie.standley@occms.com
Phone +44 (0) 191 261 9577


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