E&I CSU Engineer

  • POA
  • Australia Western Australia Perth
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
We are currently recruiting a E&I CSU Engineer for a major global Oil & Gas Operator Chevron on an initial 2 year contract in Perth CBD to develop the integrated planning activities of the pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up scopes of work in close cooperation with the planner and planning teams to deliver a fully commissioned system.
Planning Phase

• Develop Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and Start-up procedures
o Initiate (and/or participate in) HAZID, PHA, OHA and other HES reviews as required
o Support the Risk Identification and reduction process with the Engineering team and work with the project team to ensure that operational problems are identified and mitigation plans developed.
o Review of the spares required for system testing and Commissioning activities.
o Identify and/ or update the requirements for Labour resources, tools, equipment and consumables required to support Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and Start-Up activities.
o Identify and / or update requirements for utilities, in support of Pre-commissioning Commissioning and Start-Up activities.
• Provide input into the Commissioning and Start-Up Sequence for the development of the Project Execution Schedule
o Provide Commissioning & Start-up perspectives to the Project team during the Design and Construction stages of the project to ensure smooth project execution and transition to Operations.
o Ensure Operability, Maintainability, and Reliability issues are understood and addressed during Project execution.
• Assist the Operations team in understanding the SIMOPS issues related with the project and communicate any production related issues to Operations.
• Coordinate Discipline specific personnel responsible for witnessing Inspections, Punchlist walkdowns and signoff of quality control documentation as part of the Discipline Acceptance process.
o Ensure all Punch List items have been completed to the Company’s satisfaction, with agreed exceptions.
• Ensure that Preservation of sensitive or critical equipment is implemented (and maintained) during the Construction and Commissioning phases of the works.

Commissioning Phase
• Member of the on-site Commissioning & Start-up team, pre-review of work scopes, permit planning, preparation and sourcing of personnel to support safe execution.
o Discipline Lead for the timely completion of pre-commissioning activities in preparation for Commissioning and Start-up
o As required, plan and provide site supervision of day-to-day work performed by employees, contractors, and service company personnel as required to facilitate and support Commissioning.
o Ensure all activities defined in the approved Pre-commissioning and Commissioning procedures are completed in a safe and efficient manner to achieve Ready for Start-Up (RFSU) status.
o Ensure that a high degree of ‘housekeeping” is maintained throughout the plant and buildings.
o Liaise with support functions (Engineering, logistical, training) as required to maintain schedule and ensure that the pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up of facilities is seamless and delivered in a prescribed manor ready for Start-up (RFSU).
• Ensure the most current design documents are used to complete the work and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation.
o Ensure all changes are managed utilising appropriate Management of Change process (MOC-F or MOC-O) and assure that any change is effectively managed and documented at all levels of the organization.
• Participates in Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) and facilitates closure of action items in accordance with project schedule, regulatory requirements, and applicable safety procedures
• Prepare complete and accurate handover logs/notes/or programs, to adequately communicate with back to back positions and crew.

Start-Up Phase (Post RFSU)
• Support the CSU Manager in the handover of new plant to Operations at RFSU ensuring that all hardware and associated site deliverables inclusive of procedures, manuals & drawings are fit for purpose and meet or exceed the Chevron requirements.
o Assist closure of project carryover work – i.e. C-Punch List items
• Develop and execute Start-up procedures
o Makes recommendations regarding operations team organisation plans for each phase of the project.
o Review work rosters & task assignments of the Start-up team to ensure that the plant is manned by appropriately trained and competent personnel; makes appropriate standby / back up arrangements as required.
• Provide support as required for problem solving in start-up related areas of the plant operation.
• Provides input to shift report and advises the incoming Shift Production Coordinator of any abnormal situations or maintenance activities that requires action to be taken.

Key Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
• Preferrable to have FS Qual (TÜV Rhineland) / Functional Safety Qualified (TÜV Rhineland)
• Minimum of 10 years relevant, practical experience, including experience in working with/influencing EPCM contractors in executing commissioning activities.
• Thorough knowledge of commissioning and start-up business processes such as planning, pre-commissioning, handover, operational acceptance, and performance tests
• Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
• Ability to solve complex process / controls systems issues associated with commissioning and start-up
• Knowledge, skills and experience to safely program, configure and troubleshoot logic and control narratives in safety instrument systems (SIS) process control systems (PCS) and automation, including PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens) and Yokogawa Centum Integrated Control Systems.
• Knowledge, skills and experience to configure and troubleshoot control networks and protocols such as Modbus, Foundation Field Bus, HART etc.
• Solid understanding and experience with management of change and software backup processes for process control and automation systems.
• Knowledge, skills and experience to work safely on ELV / LV and HV systems and equipment including alternators, motors, transformers, switchgear, UPS, motor controls and variable speed drives.
• An understanding of Safety Case or Major Hazard Facility regulatory environments, including barriers and safeguards to Major Incident Events, Safety Critical Elements and Performance Standards.
• Experience with permit to work systems and a thorough understanding of the importance of permits, isolations, hazard assessments and controls in ensuring the safe conduct of work.
• Understanding and working knowledge of wells, pipeline systems, compressors and upstream operations (e.g. pigging)
• Exposure to LNG plant processes is desirable

Behavioral Expectations
• Lead and reinforce safety, security, environment and health requirements in support of Operational Excellence in all aspects of the operations consistent with Chevron Safety Management Systems, ABU Standard Operating Procedures, SIL guidelines, and/or approved Industry safety standards and environmental best practice.
• Understands and uses the Tenets of Operation as a guiding principle and cascades the Tenets to the entire workforce
• Leads by example in establishing the principles and accountabilities of Operational Discipline by assuring that every task are done the right way every time.
• Proactively promotes and demonstrates commitment to an Incident Free Operations (IFO) culture
• Mentor/coach direct reports in Chevron principles & policies and in all aspects of project related procedures by developing and mentoring plant operations personnel during Phase 4. This mentoring shall support/guide all levels of the team and assure knowledge and experience is sufficient to support a safe & robust commissioning, startup and transition to Phase 5 operations.
• Proactively promotes and demonstrates commitment to an IFO culture and its underpinning attributes of trust, mindfulness and leading with values.
• Ensure Commissioning & Start-up activities are compliant with ABU HES procedures and regulations.
• Ensure adherence to all policies, procedures and guidelines associated with Chevron’s OEMS; including on-site activities such as safety meetings, drills, incident/accident reporting, IIR, RCA, spill reporting, etc.
• Conduct HSSE field audits which include Managing Safe Work (MSW), health, security, environment and safety management (CHESM).

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to harry.evans@nesfircroft.com
*Must have Australian working rights to be considered*

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