Principal Commissioning

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North America


Canada - SK - Saskatoon

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Major Projects

Date published

30 January 2020

Date closing

16 February 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

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About the role

About the Role: This role will lead the commissioning planning & execution activities to ensure commissioning is integrated in Project Engineering, Mine Development, and Construction and ensure that the commissioning process is optimized to enable safe, efficient and effective start up and handover.  
The main duties of the role include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for the development of specific commissioning deliverables (plans, specifications and procedures) as directed by the commissioning manager, specifically for owner managed mining development scope and interfaces with the contractor for mining construction scope.
  • Responsible for ensuring alignment between owner managed commissioning activities in mining development and contractor managed commissioning scope, and handovers between mine development (BHP Project), mine construction (EPCM), back to mine development (BHP Project) and BHP operations.
  • Development and implementation of project commissioning systemization for mining development considering construction plans and operational requirements; and assist in inclusion of systemization requirements into engineering and construction plans, design, deliverables, and execution.  This role will be responsible for owner managed commissioning process and implementation in the mining space.
  • Coordinates and reviews Contractor and Vendor Commissioning activities including schedule, budget, deliverables and safety performance ensuring compliance with owner standards and processes.  This will be specifically be applicable to working with the various mine equipment vendors via the procurement process to ensure consistent commissioning requirements are met to enable commissioning of underground equipment by the owner managed subcontractor and owners mining team. 
  • Provides commissioning expertise and coordinates commissioning resources for the development of commissioning related deliverables, including participation in constructability and operability activities; and engineering design reviews.
  • Manages the commissioning process for the mining area for the Jansen project on the commissioning site on a day to day basis, including turnover from construction, punch listing and defect rectification, vendor management, pre-commissioning, no-load commissioning, load commissioning and where applicable performance testing and handover to operations.
  • Acts as a “point of contact” between the Implementation Contractor and the existing operating facilities to ensure minimal disruption to both Operations and commissioning activities and appropriate levels of involvement of operations personnel in commissioning activities (as per the commissioning and handover plans).
  • Coordinates execution of risk and quality management plans where applicable to commissioning to assure effective management of the project’s commissioning scope of work. Often will be a risk or control owner of commissioning related risks.
  • Monitors project/program progress and budget, so that any deviations that may impact the commissioning activities can be managed and the effects minimized.

About You

About You:
Must Have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Civil/Structural, Mechanical or Electrical) or Journeyperson’s Certificate (Electrical, Millwright, Construction) 
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered as equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant commissioning experience in a major projects or program environment at a Contractor level.  Experience at the owner level would be considered an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage, influence and build solid working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

Nice to Have:
  • Expertise in completions management, specifically the use of SmartCompletions (Continuum Edge)
  • Experience in project turnover processes, operational support and performance testing/plant optimization
  • Experience in mining/bulk materials handling sectors appropriate to the size and complexity of the project
  • Knowledge of industry leading HSE, constructability, commissioning planning and commissioning technology practices in a multi discipline engineering and site construction environment 

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  #LINAReference #156011
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