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Commissioning Engineer - Execution

Location        : Sultanate of Oman

Start              : ASAP

Contract type: Contractor (Costal Based Rotation 5/2)

Reports To   : Commissioning Execution Team Lead


Main Purpose of the Job:

Carry out Commissioning Execution activities for multiple concurrent small to medium scale projects to ensure proper transition from construction, through pre-commissioning, start up, initial operation and into steady-state operation.


This is an interior-based role performed on a rotational roster with a back-to-back counterpart.

Dimensions / Critical Interfaces:

  • Direct OPEX: none

  • Direct CAPEX: Small and Medium project – Shared responsibility for Commissioning budget up to $US5M

  • Manpower: Direct reports – none or up to 5 Commissioning Supervisors and 20 Commissioning Technicians for ring fenced projects; Indirect reports – up to 50 Contractor Commissioning Engineers, Supervisors and Technicians.

  • Critical Interfaces: Commissioning Execution Team Lead, Front-End Commissioning Engineer(s), Engineering / Construction / QA & QC team members, Asset Owner’s organisation, contractor(s) construction and commissioning contractor(s) team and equipment Vendors and specialist service providers.

Principal Accountabilities:


  1. Contribute to resourcing estimates and plans for field commissioning execution activities.

  2. Coach and support more junior commissioning staff in line with discipline practices and requirements.

  3. Liaise with asset the operations organisation to ensure their sufficient and timely and input to commissioning and start up activities.

  4. Contribute to the health and ongoing advancement of the [Client] OR and Commissioning Community of Practice.



  1. Prepare field commissioning execution plans, schedules, procedures and work instructions, including requirements for contractor and specialist services and temporary equipment.

  2. Provide input to project design and risk management activities.

  3. Prepare and implement Flawless Project Delivery plans.

  4. Leads commissioning execution activities, including coordination of contractor and vendor(s) site activities.

  5. Monitor and report status of completion, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities, including commissioning contractor performance.

  6. Develop Handover Dossier(s), including walk downs, punch listing, red-mark-up and handover of project to asset owner,

  7. Review / approve commissioning deliverables commensurate with own Technical Authority (TA) level.

  8. Actively pursue simplification, standardisation and replication of associated methods and deliverables particularly in relation to ‘typical’ and ‘routine’ project scopes.


Technology (Systems and Tools):

  1. Manage repository for project commissioning documentation.

  2. Manage project application and site implementation of Completions and Certification Management System (CCMS) and ensure timely and accurate data entry.

  3. Contribute to [Client] Commissioning information repositories.


Historic performance in delivering timely, safe and efficient start up, and sustainable operation, of new or modified assets has been problematic. This is largely due to inconsistent application of standards and processes and an underlying shortage of fully competent and experienced discipline members.


The Commissioning Engineer is key to ongoing improvement in this regard by diligently adhering to standards and processes and requiring same of own team members and commissioning contractors.

Desired Experience / Qualifications:

  • Diploma level qualification or higher in an Engineering Discipline (Process / Chemical, Mechanical – Static / Rotating, Electrical, Instrumentation / Control and Automation).

  • Typically 8 to 10 years oil and gas industry experience including front-line supervisory roles for operations and/or maintenance and/or engineering and/or commissioning. Experience in field commissioning of oil and gas facilities. Experience in ‘sour’ operations is desired.

  • Performed in lead and/or supervisory role for Commissioning and Start Up activities in projects through multiple phases (Detailed Design, Construction, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning and Start-Up) including:

    • Implementation and execution of commissioning strategy and execution plan;

    • Developing, implementing and managing commissioning plans, procedures and budgets;

    • Specifying commissioning contractor technical support requirements;

    • Leading or coordinating multi-disciplinary and/or discipline pre-commissioning and commissioning activities (process, mechanical, instrument, electrical);

    • Technical and HSE hazards and risks identification, assessment and mitigation (including Flawless Project Delivery);

    • Application of a computerised Completions Management System;

  • Experienced in structured technical review or audit.

  • Experienced and effective technical coach / mentor up to and including SG4.

  • Effective communicator, written and verbal, with the ability to communicate subject area within multi-disciplined project team.

Job specification issued by

Full Name


Office location






: Nick Johnson

: Project Services Coordinator, for First Commissioning Services

: Cheshire, UK


: +44 1925 438 085

: 13th February 2018


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