Start-Up Specialist II

  • $50 - $60 per hour
  • United States Illinois
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Good Day!
NES Fircroft has a great new job opportunity open with an industry leading oil and natural gas company. This role would be a long-term contract position responsible for the field execution of the start-up activities, such as Rotating Machinery, Electrical, Process, Instrumentation, and Document Control Services (DCS). Candidate will be a team player capable of working in fast-paced and quickly changing environments. They will also be knowledgeable of Project Completions activities and typical commissioning practices, including typical Systems Completion Database software (WinPCS, MC+, CoConsole, Orbit). If this sounds like a great opportunity for yourself or someone you know, please reach out to Will Goode at Additional job details can be found below.
Job Details:
Location: Joliet, IL
Hours: M-F 40+ (opportunities for OT during initiation period)
Pay Range: 50-60/hr
Duration: 18-24 months
Ideal Start Date: 3/31/2023

High Level Overview:
Start-Up Discipline Specialist (Rotating Machinery, Electrical, Process, Document Control Services (DCS), Instrument) focus on field execution of the start-up activities. The role is characterized by:
• Strong technical skills within the specified discipline (e.g., Rotating Machinery, Electrical, Process, Instrumentation).
• Collaboration with the Project Team, Affiliate Operations, and Contractor to ensure requirements for start-up activities and continuous operations are clearly understood and adhered to.
• Detailed knowledge of operating facilities and applicable processes to put in place to manage risk
• Leadership to ensure project priorities of safety, quality, and schedule are achieved.

In addition to all Level 1 tasks and responsibilities, Level 2:
• Work with start-up coordinator & Start-up Manager to ensure that OE/IIF expectations are met.
• Support the Start-Up Manager in the development and execution of the project Start-Up Plan.
• Provide unit specific expertise during planning and to the production coordinators during start-up.
• Act as the focal point for interfacing with the Operations, Integrated Commissioning, and Facility Engineering Teams to ensure a safe and effective planning and execution of start-up activities
• Development and execution of downstream start-up procedures to ensure a safe and efficient start-up of the project Integrated assets.

  • Previous experience in a closely related position
  • Discipline appropriate certification(s) or equivalent professional experience
  • Proficient in Work Management Systems
  • Effective communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely describe conditions in the field and recommend remediation steps
  • Team Player; exhibits effective teamwork when working with persons over whom the person may have no direct authority and willingness to assist others
  • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities
  • Knowledgeable of Project Completions activities and typical commissioning practices including typical Systems Completion Database software (e.g., WinPCS, MC+, CoConsole, Orbit)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs
  • Experience working on cokers at oil refineries is a big plus 

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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