Commissioning Engineer

Leatherhead, UK, Surrey

Basic Function:

  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation or modification of standard commissioning and operating techniques and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Responsible for the safe execution of all work under his/her control.


  • Principal Commissioning Engineer providing input into the FEED design of two major new-build FPSOs located offshore Australia.
  • Proactively supports the identification and implementation of innovation and the utilisation new technology developments to enable the POB to be minimised and the FPSOs controlled from shore.
  • Assists in the development of technical documents, manuals, procedures, schedules and plans.
  • Provides technical input to a project from an operations & commissioning standpoint and assists in the development of PFDs and P&IDs.
  • Provides inputs into the project schedule and CAPEX estimates.
  • Writes the project Commissioning Specification for inclusion in the ITT tendering packages for the building of the FPSOs.
  • Implements key project initiatives such as Start-Up Excellence Planning.
  • Works closely and collaboratively with the clients Commissioning & Construction Manager.


  • Ten or more years in the commissioning of Offshore platforms, preferably including FPSOs (but not essential).
  • Experience in working in fabrication yards supporting the pre-commissioning of systems prior to sail-away.
  • Although not essential, input into an engineering team developing a new build offshore platform designs.

Academic Requirements:

  • BSc / B.Eng. Degree in Engineering or HNC in relevant subjects.

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