Commissioning Manager

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  • Regions
  • Country United Arab Emirates
  • City Abu Dhabi
  • Type of Employment Permanent
  • Job number WTSZM18167

About the job

Job Purpose:
  • Manage 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.
  • Review/Endorse all commissioning master documents (EPC Commissioning strategy/methodology and commissioning plans etc.)
  • Act as a Commissioning Technical Authority with the company for all project commissioning related issues.
  • 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
  • Conduct Audit, Gap and Risk analysis during different phase of project completion.
  • Confirm system has been constructed as designed.
  • Check all equipment operation as specified.
  • Trouble shooting of equipment operation, coordination required to perform dynamic tests and performance test for various systems with vendors and other involved parties.
  • Ensure the leak tests and air freeing of all hydrocarbon systems are properly done by verifying records and taking samples at specific places.
Principal Accountabilities
  • 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.
  • Review and provide input of detailed process commissioning, startup and performance test procedures.
  • To supervise, coordinate and review the work of assigned, commissioning engineers and supervisors and assign work to meet completion dates.
  • Perform a walkthrough of the whole system to ensure proper line-up prior start-u.
  • Ensure clearance of all project punch list in categories (A & B).
Terms and Conditions:
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Type: Direct Hire


  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in oil and gas industry in both operational, technical and commissioning aspects with the industry, out of which 2 years of commissioning experience in reputable EPCC contracting in similar role within the oil and gas industry.
  • Should be involved in minimum 1 major project 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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