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Kent Recruitment

Mechanical Commissioning Lead

USA – Port Arthur, Texas
Date Published
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About the job:

Kent is recruiting a Mechanical Commissioning Lead for a long-term commissioning & start-up project based in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area.

You will be responsible for:

KEY REPORTING Relationships

  • Direct report to the Commissioning Area Lead for planning and execution management support.
  • Directs and supervises the mechanical commissioning execution team in assigned plant areas ensuring full alignment and coordination with other discipline activities in the area.
  • System Owner for all systems and sub systems within the Area associated with their discipline as detailed by the Commissioning Area lead.
  • Fully integrated with CMT, Start Up and Operations through all phases of the project to initial plant operation, ensuring a seamless handover to Operations and acceptance of the facilities.
  • Instructs, supervises and provides technical direction to mechanical technician teams, vendors and specialist subcontractors/third party personnel in the area to deliver to Static & Dynamic Commissioning targets.
  • Supports the Area Commissioning Leads on mechanical commissioning issues.
  • Accountable for maintaining the mechanical commissioning teams performance, efficiency, productivity and delivery to schedule.
  • Detailed work preparation including job packs, walk down for operation packs materials, tools plant and equipment.
  • Work planning, resource planning and forecasting, including Level 5 planning development and support.
  • Progress and productivity reporting against the Area schedules and CSU performance metrics.
  • Support maintenance of the Systems Completion Database and Planning interface for MC and Commissioning progress tracking, reporting certification, and quality purposes.
  • Understanding of and works in accordance with Project design, standards and specifications, the Systems Completion Plan and Control Procedures.
  • Ensures all test documentation, records, as-built and related Commissioning and Handover documentation is completed correctly and comprehensively (supported by TO/HO team ).
  • Supervises up to 12 mechanical commissioning technicians / operators
  • Identify and manages mechanical discipline commissioning resource needs, tools , test equipment , plant, spares etc.
  • Coordinates with the Mechanical /operation techs for scheduling, call out, direction and control of vendors or third party commissioning specialist.
  • Liaise with the TO/HO team with the Handover of Commissioned Systems to Operations.
  • Ensuring that equipment and systems are fully commissioned at and ready to operate in compliance with the SOP/PSSR requirements.
  • Interface with Company Safety Advisor and Contractor Safety Officers to ensure a safe and environmentally sound job area.
  • Responsible for Safety and Environmental controls for activities in all buildings, systems and zones within their areas of activity under CSU Care, Custody and Control (support from CSU HSE team).
  • Assurance of required permitting, isolations, zero energy states and full compliance with CSU and Area Prime Safe Working practices, methods and processes including JSA’s / FLRA’s / Toolbox talks etc.
  • College technical diploma and/or equivalent discipline/vocational mechanical qualification or 10+ years of relevant and transferable mechanical supervisory commissioning experience, preferably in an Oil and Gas Environment.
  • Experience of refinery commissioning, start-up or operations.
  • Good working knowledge of PSSR requirements
  • Good working knowledge of preparing and approving mechanical isolations to operational standards
  • Good working knowledge of Permitting requirements as area authority / area operator.
  • In-depth knowledge of Project Completion standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria.
  • Established track record in supervision of large teams through Mechanical Completion, Commissioning, Start Up and initial plant operations.
  • Proven strong technical skills in mechanical discipline subject matter.
  • Strong understanding of work planning, scheduling and tracking.
  • Demonstrated work ethic with delivery focus with strong organizational ability.
  • Exposure to LNG practices, processes, and expectations with respect to Systems Completion, Preservation, Commissioning and Start Up operations.
  • Read, write, and speak fluent English, especially as required to function effectively within a project team and to communicate with project management, contractors, and sub‑contractors.
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