Commissioning Lead

Job Title: Commissioning Lead
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-10-14
Reference: BH-91485
Contact Name: Daniel Fernandez
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 15, 2018 15:42

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