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Role/Position Overview
The PTW Coordinator reports into the Operations organization with overall responsibility for the safe control of work activities in accordance with the PTW process. The PTW Coordinator is expected to provide guidance to field Operators of what field work activities need to be performed during high intensity periods such as a TAR.


  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and other governing organizations as applicable
  • Ensure adherence to control safe work practices
  • Execute day to day management of the PTW process
  • Capable of performing Risk Assessment (e.g. L2 HITRA) responsibilities when applicable
  • Facilitate daily PTW planning, including SIMOPS management
  • Execute PTW strategies for shutdowns/turnarounds
  • Conduct HSE and PTW compliance audits

Understands plant or other relevant industry (Petrochemical/Refinery/Cryogenic) type operating procedures, safe handling practices, equipment, maintenance protocols, governmental regulations and related technical and safety codes, standards and reporting requirements is necessary. In-depth knowledge of the physical properties of the plant, plant layout and is able to identify relevant equipment as relates to specific job activities. Has previous working knowledge around the concept of PTW and permitting processes for different types of job activities including, but not limited to Hot Work, Confined Space Entry, Energy Isolation, working at heights, etc.


  • Utility power and operation systems, including air, water, nitrogen, etc.
  • Fire and gas detection systems
  • Basic machinery and heavy equipment knowledge
  • Basic office application knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of process operations
  • CoW/PTW practices
  • Identification and management of SIMOPs

Maintenance and Operations experience and knowledge of managing CoW via a PTW process. SIMOPS planning and experience is also needed. Proven ability to communicate and work collaboratively in a team environment.


  • Sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment
  • Able to diagnose and resolve significant or unusual PTW problems
  • Able to follow directions and quickly formulate and effectively communicate questions if clarification of an assignment is required
  • Able to guide and advise others in operational / technical aspects of the expertise area.
  • Able to apply existing skills in new roles and or environments
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possesses a strong understanding of his/her role within the PTW system and can identify unsafe acts and hazards and able to provide safe corrective measures to ensure a safe working environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Process Safety that includes safety and operational procedures utilized for critical activities
  • General knowledge of process controls including flow, pressure level and temperature systems and process diagrams (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's), Process Flow Diagrams (PFD's))

Work Conditions

  • Stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, type and write
  • Can climb vessels and lift objects
  • Work indoors and outdoors and be exposed to year-around weather conditions
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing

Key Interfaces (People Functions)

  • All members of the TAR Team
  • Contractors
  • HSSE Team
  • Process Safety
  • Operations
  • Maintenance

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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