Commissioning Lead

Job title: Commissioning Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BH-91485
Contact Name: Daniel Fernandez
Phone Number: 01
Job Published: 28 days ago

Job Description


NES Global Talent in Houston, TX is looking for Commissioning Leads at various project locations across the US, for varying durations and time periods. The responsibilities of a Commissioning Lead will depend on the size and scope of the project. The Commissioning Lead will serve as Owner/Client representative based for managing the Dry/Wet commissioning teams, and:

    • Ensure that all safety procedures are followed and safety standards are met

    • Communicate efficiently with stakeholders.

    • Ensure all daily work activities are documented

    • Ensure that adequate resources required for commissioning activities are available based on the schedule and budget

    • Successfully pre-commission, commission, and start up the facility

    • Demonstrate leadership in a team based environment

    • Act as a mentor and source of technical resources

    • Monitor commissioning activities for progress, adherence to procedures, safe work processes, data sheet completion and proper test equipment

    • Stress the importance of near misses reporting and the project use of these reports to the team on a regular basis (lead by issuing and discussing near misses)

    • Provide visible leadership regarding site and employee safety

    • Manage the safety program implementing zero accidents

    • Manage and award individual spot safety awards and keep accurate and updated records of these awards

    • Ensure that all owner, provincial and / or federal safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with within assigned areas of commissioning

    • Create Safety and Quality matrix relevant to the project

    • Support and facilitate a highly effective, collaborative environment with seamless, open communication across all stakeholder groups

    • Manage the Budget for areas under control and submit information as required to the Project Manager

    • Monitor and manage turnover book assembly on an ongoing basis to ensure timely completion of documentation

    • Notify Project Manager of items that could impact budget in a timely manner to implement corrective action as required

    • Manage the overall schedule for development and implementation of commissioning within the assigned project

    • Review schedule to ensure that sufficient resources are allotted to each team to complete their activities in accordance with the current schedule

    • Assign tasks to commissioning personnel in a clear and organized fashion

    • Ensure that the commissioning teams under your responsibility are deployed correctly to minimize travel, excessive overtime and to the meet the project’s commissioning schedule

    • Notify Project Manager of items that could impact schedule in a timely manner to implement corrective action as required

    • Ensure the most current design document is used to complete the work and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation

    • Review and ensure that daily reports from each team are submitted on time and is accurate and includes the correct information

    • Verify through reports from the commissioning discipline leads that reporting is completed correctly


Knowledge acquired through specialized courses in construction technology, management and work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge described below

    • Commissioning Practices and Principles Knowledge

    • Knowledge of multi-discipline commissioning operations

    • Relevant construction-related machines and tools

    • Use of contractors and contractor responsibilities contained in contract documents

    • Government compliance standards

    • Local labour laws and unionized labour

    • Safety, Quality and Environmental Knowledge

    • Current industry quality standards



    • Minimum 5 years of progressive, relevant experience on commissioning projects in an inspection, planning, coordinating and / or managing capacity

    • Demonstrated leadership skills in a team-based environment, with at least 3 years of experience leading team

    • Pipeline and facility construction experience is essential

    • Strong oral and written communication skills

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