Start Up Commissioning Manager

  • 20+ Years Experience
  • Commissioning Construction Management
  • English, French, Spanish, Speaking


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20+ Years Experience in Oil Gas a Start Up Commissioning Manager experience in refinery and gas plant operations management and consulting in commissioning and start-up, assisting clients to safely and efficiently bring facilities on line. Extensive experience operating in a team environment to best serves the needs of the client and project. Worked in facilities worldwide in project management and consulting roles for pre-commissioning, commissioning, completions, start-up, facility prove out, turnaround coordination, operator training, construction coordination, system punch-listing/walk-down, field engineering, technical writing, safety auditing, process optimization, furnace design and Inspections, system prioritization, and P&ID review and verification.



Daily Rate $500.00

The Average Rate payable for this Start Up Commissioning Manager is $500.00 USD per Day. A Standard Contract Working Day is classed as 10 Hours with 1 unpaid Hour for Lunch. Additional allowance is Payable depending on location to cover Accommodation, Transport to and from the work site and Daily Allowance for Food, Beverage and Laundry. To estimate your daily team costs select add this expert to your team. On Completion go to My Completion Team and Complete the Short Inquiry Form and we will do the rest…

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Completions Manager

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PMC Commissioning Manager 2

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Mechanical Coordinator-Startup – Total Refinery Expansion – Assigned to Business Integration Group for start-up of the Coker and KNHT facility. Responsible for coordination of craft persons for all disciplines associated with the Coker start-up. Main functions included prioritizing and assigning work as needed for completion of mechanical work to support start-up.


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Shift Controller

Shift Controller – Bechtel International – Responsible for pre-commissioning, commissioning, and start-up of two (2) NGL trains in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Each train’s capacity was 440 tons/hr. processing raw high H2S field gas and associated removal of H2S (Amine). Steam generation by HRSG systems on gas fired turbine drive compressors for export purposes.


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Senior Commissioning Manager – CB&I – Malongo Terminal, Angola, Africa. Commissioning Manager tasked with execution of activities associated with pre-commissioning and commissioning a 25 mmscfd gas plant, including gas turbine generators. Senior Commissioning Specialist. Responsible for creating system designations, setting construction priorities, writing pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures, and advising client staff for successful start-up of facilities. Oversaw the implementation of LOTO program, scheduled vendor supplied training, and supervised check-out of ESD systems and devices.


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Refinery Shift Superintendent – Sincor – Sincrude Upgrader Facility – Responsible for coordination of operations and mechanical activities for 284 M B/D Sincrude upgrader facilities. Start-Up Advisor/Construction Liaison: Sincor – Sincor Coker Unit, Jose, Venezuela. Responsible for operator training and generation of punch-lists for piping, instrumentation, and operational system procedures. Monitored construction activities, instrumentation checkout including failsafe devices, and checkout of rotating equipment for high-pressure cutting and hydraulic drilling equipment. Responsible for inspection and verification of furnace construction as per design P&IDs.


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Commissioning Manager

Commissioning Manager, Foster Wheeler – SWOPS – PMC Sincor Delayed Coker Upgrader Project. Responsible for review and editing of writing operator manuals and identification of operating systems, including commissioning and start-up procedures. Reliance Petroleum, Limited, Jamnagar, India, and Kunming, China. Served as Process Operations Advisor responsible for training of operations personnel in field situations, advising in-house of design advancements, providing start-up assistance to clients, and preparing operating manuals. This included on-site preparation of procedures and documentation for start-up of an aromatics facility in Kunming, China. Field Specialist, PIC Process Services Corporation, Concepcion, Chile. Consultant/Advisor for four (4) drum Coker and NHT unit start-up. Subcontracted to Foster-Wheeler to provide training and start-up assistance for operations group. Crown Central Petroleum Refinery; Pasadena, TX. Responsible for unit operations, coke cutting, drum switching, etc. Turnaround Supervisor for unit shut down and revamp of two (2) existing furnaces and overall unit turnaround activities.