• Commissioning and Start Up Manager

    Job Locations CA-AB-Fort McMurray
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5/31/2018 9:17 AM)
  • Job Description

    OTS is a premiere provider of commissioning and start-up services for the energy, mining and utilities sectors.  Joining our team means joining a group of best in class professionals to get the job done right. We provide you with the oppourtunity to work along side individuals with expertise in a highly niche market coupled with our paramount consciousness for safety. Our success is your success when we are devoted to common goals and maintaining a safety conscious attitude at all times.


    We are currently seeking applications for the following position:


    Commissioning and Start up Manager; reporting to the Director of Technical Operations.


    • Diploma or degree in Engineering; Engineering Technology; or Red Seal Journeyman.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
    • A strong working knowledge of the Pre-Start-up Safety review (PSSR) process and/or project turnover process in a commissioning capacity.
    • Minimum of 10 years related experience, 5 of which must be in a lead commissioning role.
    • Proven leadership and management experience.
    • Excellent knowledge of on-site construction management during commissioning.
    • Advanced knowledge of document management systems.
    • Experience with planning or completions management software such as Omega or PathMaker.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Preparation of project documentation including pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures.
    • Preparation of the project commissioning and start-up plan including detailed activities and start-up logic.
    • Work with engineers in early design phases to align handover and commissioning activities.
    • Participate in workshops on design aspects that may assist in pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up activities.
    • Provide leadership and management to the commissioning team in execution of all activities, with emphasis on continuous improvement.
    • Assist with the development and management of commissioning and start-up budget, including forecast for future staffing requirements.
    • Responsible for managing site materials and logistics.
    • Coordinate and manage contractor and subcontractor activities associated with pre-commissioning and commissioning.
    • Interface with Operations Team in commissioning, start-up and final turnover of the facility.
    • Work closely with the project planners and schedulers.
    • Assist in Operational Readiness Plan and Project Execution Plan development.
    • Coordinate vendor activities for commissioning.
    • Provide leadership in health, safety and environmental (HSE) issues on site and maintain overall responsibility for ensuring that the team complies with the HSE Plan.
    • Ensure hazard/risk analysis is performed before start of activities.
    • Participate in Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) as required.
    • Coordinate start-up activities with project management, engineering, construction, HSE, contractors, facility operations, and start-up personnel.
    • Establish progress reporting systems for all phases of the commissioning and start-up of the facility.
    • Ensure the commissioning plan is in compliance with the appropriate external regulatory bodies and OTS systems.
    • Liaise with construction management, the client and OTS corporate office to ensure efficient and value-added service.


    Key Competencies & Skills:

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
    • Strong computer skills are a requirement for this position.


    Required Safety Training:

    • Due Diligence
    • WHMIS
    • Safety Orientation (annually)
    • Hazard Recognition
    • Workplace Inspections
    • Other site specific safety certifications


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