Senior Rotating Commissioning Engineer

  • Competitive
  • Australia Western Australia
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
We are currently recruiting a Senior Rotating Commissioning Engineer for a Global Oil & Gas Operator on an initial 12 month contract in Perth, WA with scope to extend.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery/handover of the Turbomachinery/rotating packages to Operations:
Primary Objective:
  • Provide technical guidance/support to the Brownfield team in respect to rotating equipment packages (Seawater Lift Pump, Condensate Rich MEG Pumps, Off-Gas Recovery Compressor upgrades).
  • Rotating Commissioning Activities (Office Preparation and Offshore Execution)
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the Company's policies and procedures, ensuring the welfare of personnel and the protection of assets / environment at all times.
  • Ensure all personnel in the team are fully versed and compliant with the Company’s safety procedures and values, including contractors.
  • Provide leadership and guidance on all aspects of Technical Safety during detailed engineering such as HAZOP/SIL.
  • Actively participate in client and company safety programs and training as required.
  • Demonstrate HSE leadership by actively promoting HSE and Quality policy and procedures to all personnel within the work environment.
  • Carry out or attend risk assessments for critical activities.
  • Identify and ensure team have undertaken and followed necessary training to safety and efficiently carry out their scope of work.
  • Interface with Company Focal point for the Turbomachinery Package (within Company, Turbomachinery Supplier and BCM EPC Contractor).
  • Assist managing interface requests related to the Turbomachinery Packages (as requested)
  • Ensure adherence to applicable specifications, codes and standards.
  • Focal point for Technical Queries/Deviations to Company specifications and Industry codes and standards
  • As technical expert for all Rotating equipment, report technical problems encountered and provide technical support for the resolution of technical issues and cost-efficient solutions for brownfields scope and project scope.
  • Ensure commissioning requirements are incorporated in the design and validation of the deliverables.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations as required.
  • Deliver Brownfields projects and projects in accordance with the project schedule and budget, meeting the requirements of the project in relation to safety, quality, reliability, operability and maintainability.
  • Support the site-based teams with the delivery of executed scopes of work inclusive of fully compliant commissioning and start-up plans, procedures, check sheets and records and addressing and concerns/queries.
  • Liaise with the commissioning manager and lead discipline team to complete the offshore commissioning of subsystems following the project schedule and priorities for handover to the operations team.
  • Ensure the implementation of the OPERCOM process or similar commissioning / completion system through all stages of testing and commissioning.
  • Development of commissioning philosophies / strategies for Brownfield and Greenfield opportunities.
  • Participate in HAZID/ENVID, HAZOPS’s, design reviews, constructability reviews, project reviews, workshops and the like.
  • Assist in identifying new project risks and implement agreed mitigation measures as required.
  • Work with Company contractors to support the definition and implementation of commissioning requirements within the package testing and delivery program. Attend FATs as required.
  • Witness as appropriate the pre-commissioning activities performed by the EPC and validation of ‘Ready for Commissioning’ dossiers.
  • Verification of ICAPS database for the Mechanical Rotating discipline.
  • Sign ICAPS check sheets as appropriate.
  • Participate in meetings and toolbox meetings upon request.
  • Responsible for the control and management of offshore commissioning activities for related discipline.
  • Identify and mobilize materials, vendors, third parties required for offshore commissioning activities.
  • Participate in the preparation and execution of OTP’s.
  • Responsibilities for Punch List follow up of relevant systems.
  • Work permit and Risk Assessment creation, verification and validation for related discipline.
  • Coordination of third-party service contractors and vendors carrying out commissioning activities.
  • Ensure equipment is preserved and maintained as per plan and records are kept in order. Witness/Organise/Monitor Rotating equipment preservation.
  • Custodian for the “Redline Markup” master drawings for discipline.
Teamwork and Personal Attributes
  • Develop cooperative working relationships across the business and effectively communicate with management and contractor personnel.
  • Ability to expedite and raise to management where assistance is required
  • Capable of positively influencing team members, Contractors and stakeholders.
  • Proactively adhere to and promote the Client/Company workplace values and behaviors exercising tolerance and respect for diversity.
  • Integrate operations personnel in the operational tests of relevant subsystems for smooth handover and interface with the operations team for handover of the facilities.
  • Coordinate ‘Third Party’ inspections.
  • Enthusiastic attitude

Skills and Experience requirements:
  • Tertiary Engineering Degree (Mechanical)
  • 20+ Oil and Gas industry experience specializing in rotating equipment (Gas turbines / Centrifugal Compressors / Reciprocating Compressors /Centrifugal Pumps)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in working in FAT/Construction, hook-up and pre-commissioning phases of offshore projects.
  • High awareness of safe working practices, relevant codes and standards associated with design, construction, pre- commissioning, installation, hook-up and commissioning of oil & gas facilities.
  • Experience in Package Management of rotating equipment.
  • Preferably has experience working within EPC Contractor team during detailed design.
  • Valid TBOSIET.
  • Highly competent, motivated person with good interpersonal and influencing and decision-making skills.
  • Able to diplomatically manage ambiguity, conflict, and uncertainty in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written and the ability to influence a wide range of senior stakeholders to successfully support the objectives and outcomes of this role.

If interested, please email your latest CV to

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