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Kent Recruitment

Commissioning and Startup (CSU) Manager - Houston

USA - Houston Texas
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About the job:
Kent is looking for a Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) Manager to be based in Houston, TX. This person will oversee an assigned project group (4-6 projects), ensure Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) projects (Pre-Commissioning, Turnover, Commissioning, Start-up and Performance Test) planning and execution activities are synergized within GP’s Standard Delivery Model such that the startup schedule is predictable and in compliance with all Operational Excellence requirements.
Skills and Responsibilities:

Focal Point for each project to:
  • Facilitate project Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU)/Turn Around (TA) integration strategy development.
  • Facilitate Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) scope/schedule development.
  • Facilitate resource identification/sourcing
  • Facilitate appropriate Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) cost estimates through AFE
  • Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) Assurance
  • Facilitate Phase 2/3/4 metric development
  • Provide Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) feedback to Site/GP/TA Management

Planning; Assurance; Execution Responsibilities:
  • Conduct strategy development workshops
  • Liase between GP/Site/TA Groups
  • Ensure appropriate integration within TA events
  • Generate Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) deliverable lists
  • Facilitate the development of resource matrices
  • Facilitate the Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU) deliverables
  • Advise the Planning team, as needed, about best practices and problem resolution.
  • Conduct Phase 2 & 3 Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU)s gate assessments
  • Facilitate the establishment of A/B/C Sheet tracking and communication processes
  • Advise the Execution team, as needed, about best practices and problem resolution.
  • Ensure all projects assigned have identified the right people, processes and procedures and are used to obtain a predictable start-up.
  • Quality assurance lead for Commissioning and Start-Up (CSU)
  • Advisor to resolve issues during planning and execution

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:
Knowledge/ Qualification/ Training/ Certification:
  • Minimum of 10 years of Manufacturing experience in a refinery or chemical plant.
  • Must possess excellent strategic problem solving skills.
  • Must have demonstrated goal setting and planning skills
  • Proven leadership skills capable of leading muli-discipline efforts
  • Excellent Communication skills both written and oral.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High level of integrity and respect.
  • Good understanding and ability to explain basic business and financial metrics
  • Ability to see business as a whole.
  • Maintain knowledge of current industry and company “best practices” regarding engineering standards and PSM policies and procedures.

  • Strong communication skills.
Behavior/ Core Competencies:
  • Ability to be self-managed.
  • Ability to work well with employees at all levels.
  • Organizational skills (key for tracking to ensure the results).

The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company; it’s clients and the governing authorities of the host country.
  • Oversee the gate assessments to ensure deliverables are effective.
  • Maintains knowledge of current industry and company “best practices” regarding engineering standards and PSM policies and procedures
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