Commissioning Team Leader

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  • Regions
  • Country United Arab Emirates
  • City Abu Dhabi
  • Type of Employment Permanent
  • Job number WTSZM18166

About the job

Job Purpose:
  • Lead the onshore and offshore pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up activities of Green Field Projects.
  • Provide start-up assistance at the jobsite when and as required.
  • Develop pre-commissioning and commissioning interfaces matrix with other projects and between different packages within same full field development project.
  • To review during the construction phase the status of testing and punch listing to ensure systems are turned over to commissioning and start-up in a smooth, safe and efficient manner.
  • To interface with EPCC Contractor and client’s operation staff and keep them informed of system completion status.
  • To supervise, coordinate and review the work of assigned, commissioning engineers and supervisors, and assign work to meet completion dates.
  • To coordinate with Operation representatives to obtain approval on work as it is accomplished.
  • To be regularly on site to guarantee the quality of work.
  • Lead commissioning and start-up multidisciplinary team during project execution
Principal Accountabilities
  • Participate and review in detail the EPC package, pre-commissioning and commissioning execution plan, technical documents and exhibits for the company major projects.
  • Commissioning input to the design process – input of commissioning experience to the design process to ensure the following:
    1. Commissioning and Operating safety is addressed in the design
    2. All phases of the initial start-up are adequately covered in the design specifically including definition of system and system turnover sequence.
    3. Consideration has been given to the pre-commissioning of the process units
  • Attend and provide input at P&ID review, HAZOP reviews, cause and effect diagrams, spare parts order and model reviews.
  • Provide commissioning and start-up expertise to the project team and design consultants, ensuring that all design decisions and the development of the project execution plans are fully aligned with the objectives of achieving safe commissioning and a flawless start-up.
  • Participate in the review of P&ID’s and control strategies in view of start-up and safe operation of process plants.
  • Review and provide input of detailed process commissioning, startup and performance test procedures.
  • Provide input into the detailed design covering areas such as start-up, sutdown, isolation and maintenance.
  • Project detailed definition and planning of the commissioning work scope. Ensuring that the work is planned so that the commissioning objectives are met that there is alignment with the key interfaces (engineering, construction and operations).
  • Conduct project commissioning and start-up readiness audits.
  • Participate in selection of suitably qualified and experienced personnel to staff the commissioning start-up team.
Terms and Conditions:
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Type: Direct Hire


  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in oil and gas industry in both operational, technical and commissioning aspects with the industry, out of which 3 years of commissioning experience in reputable EPCC contracting in similar role within the oil and gas industry.
  • Should be involved in minimum 2 major projects construction to operation and maintenance on specific positions.
  • Specific experience in the Middle East for renowned clients is essential. Must be fully knowledgeable in commissioning large oil and gas projects that involve rotating machinery, gas dehydration and gas sweetening facilities, wellhead towers, pipelines, dehydration etc.
  • Should have proven experience as a commissioning leadership, having led a team of specialists in executing the pre-commissioning and commissioning activities independently
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English.
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