Lead Mechanical Commissioning Engineer

Ajp Recruitment Limited
Blyth, UK
19 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Mechanical Commissioning Engineer

Our client is a leading international offshore construction company operating throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Due to recent success they now require a Lead Mechanical Commissioning Engineer to provide support to the Snr Commissioning Engineer to ensure the effective delivery of all products from the stage of pre-contract award, Commissioning Plan Development through to factory acceptance and site installation & test.

The Role:
  • Undertake physical commissioning activities as well as producing relevant reports and documentation.
  • Commissioning Engineers will be engaged in the testing of bespoke equipment to make sure they function correctly and produce the expected results.
  • In doing so they will bring the product or system to a point at which it can be used most effectively.
  • Commissioning Engineers therefore need to possess a thorough understanding of the construction and product use, as well as customer expectations.
  • They will be embedded into a Project Team and will work closely with the Construction Department from concept stage to sea trials.
  • Commissioning Engineering embraces the installation and commissioning of all types of engineering projects, from subsea equipment to deck equipment and offshore lay towers.
  • To assist the Senior Commissioning Engineer in developing commissioning plans for enquiries, proposals and projects, from a Hydraulic/Mechanical aspect.
  • Provide experienced input to develop the commissioning and test plans including FAT's Harbour Acceptance and Sea Trials.
  • To manage and maintain the department's equipment & assets, test equipment, in-house spares, highlighting areas of concern and development to the Senior Commissioning Engineer
  • To assist the Senior Commissioning Engineer and Project Team with the implementation of the commissioning plan and gaining acceptance of the equipment to schedule and budget.
  • To assist with the resolution of Hydraulic/Mechanical issues that may arise during the Commissioning and FAT of equipment.
  • To ensure that Hydraulic/Mechanical aspect LOTO procedure is always in place.
  • To support the development and complete suitable documentation during the commissioning phases including punch lists, test records, acceptance certification and commissioning close out reports.
  • To produce Commissioning, FAT and Acceptance documents from design drawings and information prior to on site commissioning activities take place.
  • Ensure all documentation is prepared prior to commissioning and support activities commencing.
  • To record customer feedback on equipment performance, use this information to improve performance going forward.
  • Complete daily reports (DPRs), progress reports and publish to agreed mailing lists.
  • Liaise with all relevant departments (Design, Construction, and Supply Chain) to ensure smooth transition and sign-off of the contract at all involved phases.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships between the company and client/site/supplier representatives.
  • Participate in training and development programs, to assist in career progression of oneself and others.
  • Ensuring the safe testing and commissioning of completed installations to achieve the necessary Equipment performance in accordance with project schedule requirements.

The Candidate:
  • Skilled in advance Mechanical knowledge.
  • Recognized qualification or apprenticeship in a Mechanical discipline.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Be able to read and understand, Mechanical drawings to a high standard.
  • Permit to work procedures.
  • Have, or be willing to work towards, the Fluid Power Course (minimum level 2).
  • High voltage awareness and fibre optics.
  • Be competent in the use of all Microsoft Office products.
  • Be able to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics/drawings to a basic standard.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • To be able to work away from home for extended periods of time (in general no more than 6 weeks unless mutually agreed).
  • Be able to fault find and provide temporary/permanent solutions on site.
  • Understand the risks when working with high pressure, complex hydraulic machines.
  • Be able to read and understand hydraulic schematics in terms of the operation of a machine.
  • Converse with the Design Engineers to explain a hydraulic issue and agree a course of action.
  • Understand how the hydraulics integrate with the mechanical, electrical and software.
  • Understanding of Permit to Work Procedures.
  • Understanding of SIMOPS procedures.

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