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Lead Mechanical Commissioning Engineer - Turbines At Deep Blue Energy Services Limited

Date Posted: 11/Aug/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Deep Blue Energy Services Limited (DBESL) is a resource and solution management company that specializes in assisting international/Local companies in identifying Potential market opportunities, assisting with permits, sourcing highly skilled employees, bidding on and negotiating contracts and navigating the often complex political and policy environment of many sub Saharan African countries. The senior management and staff of DBESL have more than twenty years (20 years) experience in successfully operating in the Sub-Saharan African market, during which we have created innovative, user friendly solutions that have opened up new markets and increased the profitability of our clients. We provide a one-stop solutions shop to challenges experienced by our clients including the following:

  • Structuring of partnerships and relationships between local companies and foreign/technical partners,
  • Assistance with permits, business development and understanding of contracting terms and and conditions, as well as sourcing for human resource personnel,
  • providing training/capacity development required to operate within best business practice, even in tough business environments.


Lead Mechanical Commissioning Engineer - Turbines

The Lead Mechanical Commissioning Engineer Turbines will be responsible for the Client FPSO Turbines discipline commissioning.

The Lead Mechanical Commissioning Engineer Turbines will:
•    Be the focal point within the mechanical turbines discipline for the entities involved in the definition and preparation of the commissioning activities related to the mechanical discipline.
•    Ensure that all activities related to mechanical turbines discipline commissioning are defined correctly.
•    Review the Contractors testing and commissioning procedures, schedule, and execution plans.
•    Identify and address all interface issues with other disciplines with respect to the mechanical turbines commissioning activities.
•    Organize the preparation and supervise the safe execution of the mechanical turbines commissioning activities.
•    Assist the FPSO commissioning leader in all FPSO commissioning issues.
•    Define the sub-system boundary limits and commissioning packages within sub-systems.
•    Define the mechanical turbines pre-commissioning and commissioning scope within the sub-systems.
•    Approve the contractor’s definitions.
•    Follow up and review the contractor’s preparation for pre-commissioning and commissioning scope for both onshore and offshore related to all mechanical turbines equipment.
•    Ensure contractors PTW and mechanical turbines isolation procedures and practices are in line with Company expectations.
•    Development of methods and strategies for commissioning.
•    Approve the contractors system commissioning procedures and Operational Test Procedures.
•    Approve the mechanical OTPs and the mechanical content of other OTPs.
•    Witness the contractor’s performance of pre-commissioning to achieve mechanical turbines completion on a sub-system basis.
•    Approve the contractor’s punch list activities and control of punch list items including sign-off of punch list items.
•    Witness contractor’s performance of onshore commissioning to achieve RFSU on system and sub- system basis for all mechanical turbines related equipment.
•    Approval the contractor’s pre-commissioning and commissioning dossiers.
•    Follow up the contractor’s FAT activities at supplier premises.
•    Assistance and follow up the contractor during off-shore installation, hook-up and commissioning and production start-up.
•    Co-ordinate   the   preparation   of   mechanical   turbines   commissioning activities   with   all   project entities/existing facilities
•    Assists the package managers on the definition of the mechanical turbines commissioning parts of the different contracts
•    Develop  a  strategy  in  order  to  maximize  onshore  commissioning  and  minimize  lost  time  due  to interfaces, along with a commissioning sequence
•    Develop a progress reporting and planning system, issuing weekly and monthly mechanical turbines commissioning reports.
•    Manage the preparation of pre-commissioning / commissioning procedures and reporting tools (including technical database, planning, punch list control).
•    Assist the FPSO commissioning leader.
•    Prepare and supervise the execution of mechanical commissioning to maximize productivity, respect the schedule, minimize cost and achieve smooth hand over.
•    Supervise and monitor the preparation and the realization of the testing activities by the Contractor(s)
•    Ensure that the pre-commissioning schedule is implemented in line with commissioning planning and priorities
•    Check progress and ensure correct reporting of the commissioning activities
•    Follow up punch list register
•    Ensure that preservation is performed as per the procedures before FPSO sail-away
•    Any other responsibilities/activities within the limits of the Service holders capabilities.

•    To fully comply with all security, health and safety instructions.
•    To stay vigilant and maintain continuous awareness of hazards and surroundings.
•    To report to Management on any issue they may face or observe and propose way of improvement.
•    To also take care of colleagues safety and behavior without hesitating to intervene where necessary.
•    To give his own input and making sure the workplace is safe (obviously clean and tidy).
•    When in doubt, ask questions to gain clarification.
•    To fully comply with Security rules about Travelling in Nigeria.
•    To fully comply with all HSE requirements at all sites. Particularly the FPSO yards and sites.
•    Participates in project HAZOP, PTR reviews and audits as required.
•    Ensures that the contractors commissioning execution plan respects the Client HSE Plan.
•    Approve contractors PTW and mechanical LOTO systems.

•    Education: B. Eng (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering.
•    Professional experience: 7 - 10 years working on mechanical rotating equipment and systems of which 5 years specifically on mechanical Turbines on large Oil and Gas Facilities mechanical systems.
•    Understanding, expert knowledge and experience of preparing commissioning strategy, developing network planning, coordinating integrated plan, contractor follow up and supervision during pre- commissioning and commissioning.
•    Management of systems handover process and integration with Oil and Gas project operations teams.
•    Proven experience in pre-commissioning and commissioning of large mechanical systems.
•    Risk analysis, Safety of persons and facilities experience and capabilities.
•    Thorough knowledge of OPERCOM methodology and ICAPS software.
•   Supervisory experiences and ability to manage the works of multi engineering teams simultaneously.
•    Good supervisory, presentation and communication skills, team management skills
•    Language: Fluent in English with French an advantage.

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