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Commissioning and Start-up Manager

Commissioning and Start-up Manager

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Commissioning, Maintenance, Operations & Validation
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has a requirement on our Duqm Refinery Project for a Commissioning and Start-up Manager. This is an opportunity for you to become a valuable, well-rounded member of an experienced team, with the successful candidate taking responsibility for coordinating and managing EPC Contractor issues and deliverables on a large grass roots refinery new-build project in Oman, for which Wood has been contracted to perform the role of Project Management Consultant.


Position will initially be required in Sharjah, UAE until site work starts in Duqm site and would need to relocate to Oman site.


  • As PMC Commissioning and Start-up Manager, you will be representing Wood and our client, supporting, reviewing and managing EPC Contractors in the provision of commissioning documentation, start-up activities and maintenance and training procedures, integration of vendor information and field coordination activities which are associated with a large refinery upgrade project
  • Manage the day to day activities of the Project Commissioning team, comprising coordinators, engineers, operations and maintenance specialists
  • Coordinate with Client, Contractors, Suppliers and Licensors to prepare the necessary documentation and procedures for a smooth and safe start-up
  • Comment and/or advise Client's staff regarding the approval and use of correct pre-commissioning, commissioning and start up procedures
  • Prepare and assist with EPC Contractor hand-over of systems and documentation in accordance with and with completion of contract custody transfer documents as appropriate
  • Prepare a final report to summarise commissioning problems, solutions, and recommend future improvements and lessons learned for inclusion in a Site Closeout Report
  • Be aware of, and follow, company and client procedures regarding fire drills and health and safety inspections
  • Report accidents and infectious diseases as required by company procedures

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in  Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industries
  • Track record (over 10 years) experience in a PMC / EPC organization in the field of refinery / petrochemicals industries
  • 5 years experience in a similar management position
  • Previous commissioning experience on major projects of over US $500 million each
  • Experience and willingness to work in an overseas environment is required, as are a range of relevant qualifications in a related Engineering discipline
  • A substantial track record in overseas environments, especially the Middle East, is preferable
  • Proven strong character and self-motivated individual
  • Proven ability to engage in effective dealings with both client / owner and detail design Contractors
  • Must be able to work with the minimum of supervision and be technically strong

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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