Commissioning & Handover Coordinator

Posted 6 months ago by mselect
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas
mselect is looking for a Commissioning & Handover Coordinator for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry in the MENA Region. Fluency in English is a must.
  • Assist the Construction Manger to prepare commissioning and hand over comprehensive action plans, including but not limited to resources, timeframes, HSE management System, Quality management system & Commissioning procedures in accordance with company specification
  • Perform various coordinating tasks, like schedule and risk management, contractors/ subcontractor’s management and engineering support along with administrative duties such as financial queries and logistic issues
  • Coordinate and collaborate the interface issues with internal and external stakeholders such as Company internal departments, Contractors, vendors, Oil& Gas Operating Companies, Basra oil company (BOC), and local authorities
  • Ensure smooth project pre-commissioning and commissioning work and oversee the work of external (sub) contractors & suppliers
  • Ensure leading practices, standards and guidelines are adhered to during the construction stage of the project
  • Take an active part in the commissioning and hand over process, by contributing to the identification and prioritization of existing and potential concerns and bottlenecks and assist to develop strategies and controls to mitigate these
  • Appropriate and timely escalation of issues and risks
  • Compile and consolidate all commissioning lesson learned
  • Coordinate the Company Free Issued material and ensure timely availability of vendor representatives
  • Follow up with end user the warranty claims and closing of outstanding items
  • Performs related duties as required by management
Project Management
  • Reviewing the plans regularly to ensure tasks and milestones are being achieved in a timely manner
  • Contribute to set up and contract management of commissioning and hand over and /or EPC contracts
  • Liaises with local authorities in line with the applicable governance documents and contracts (JOA, EDPSC)
Health, Security, Safety and Environment
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant HSSE management policies, procedures and controls within own area, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating on a continuous basis, and a responsible environmental attitude
  • Leading by example and develop a strong safety-first culture within the own and (sub) contractor workforce. Strong focus on personal safety, security and QA/ QC
People & Contractor Management
  • Assist the Construction Manger to establish the commissioning and hand over project organization, define roles and responsibilities and manage the activities and work performed by direct reports
  • Submit performance assessment about commissioning team and (sub) contractors
  • Recommend training and development for team members to build their capabilities
  • Develop overview of contractor’s strengths and weaknesses and intervene as and when required exercising contractual rights
  • Assist on CSR strategy development and execution
Prepare, Monitoring & Control Budgets and Plans
  • Monitor commissioning and hand over work through reporting, analysis and identifying variances from the plans
  • Identify deviations at the earliest possible stage and assist in the development of recovery plans and mitigation measures
  • Communicate critical issues to the construction manager in a timely manner with proposed solutions
  • Inform project team of reaching important project milestones
  • Oversee the commissioning contractors on an ongoing basis
Contractor and Vendor selection
  • Contribute on selection contractors prior to award
  • Prepare data base for the actual performance of (sub) contractors/suppliers and report the same to attention of management & pre-award evaluators
Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the commissioning Management policies, systems, processes and procedures, identifying potential areas of improvement
  • Ensure compliance with corporate requirements on adherence to policies, procedures and instructions within own area related to all relevant regulatory directives to promote a safe and risk-free environment
  • Improvement of systems processes and practices
  • Facilities Projects Team and Consultancy
  • Asset Management Team, HSSE, Contracts & Procurement
  • Logistics, Operations & Maintenance, Drilling
  • Contractors, Vendors & Service providers
  • Construction and EPC Contractors
  • BOC, Operating Companies, local Authorities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Professional certification or accreditation in commissioning management or proven experience
Minimum Experience
  • 10-12 years of post-qualification experience with experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Work experience in the MENA Region, preferably in Iraq
  • Demonstrated construction management roles of at least (2) two USD 80 million plus capital projects
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
  • Skilled in Influencing, Problem solving and Conflict Handling
  • Skilled in Contract Management
  • Ability to think laterally and provide creative solutions to deliver projects and give strategic directions
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively
  • Ability to drive and achieve desired results within the defined time duration
Reports to
  • Construction Section Head
  • Surface Facility
  • Construction Section
  • 28 days on/ 28 days off
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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