Commissioning Project Engineer - Oil, Gas, & Chemical


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171594 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Energy US District 

Department: Commissioning 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Commissioning Project Engineer, you will report directly to the commissioning Manager and or Director and appointee. Promote and provide leadership for safety, assist, and coordinate the daily activities of office, field engineers and commissioning craft.  Track and Coordinate inter-department activities, cost management, and deliverables. Assume direct responsibility to develop and deliver all commissioning-related turnover documentation and verify completion for turnover to the appropriate entity as designated by the commissioning Manager. Ensure all systems are completed to meet contractual requirements with the highest degree of safety and quality.

District Overview

Kiewit Energy US, Inc is a full-service EPC firm serving oil, gas, and chemical markets. Our combined staff of engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering, Construction, and Commissioning disciplines to serve the LNG, midstream, refining, and petrochemical markets. Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.
Our rapidly growing oil, gas and chemical team, which includes structural, civil, piping, mechanical, process, process safety, electrical, instrument and control disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the EPCC delivery model for dynamic process facilities. 


This position will be based at our Energy Corridor office with extensive travel responsibilities for projects. One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


•    Assist in oversight of all project-specific commissioning activities. 
•    Monitor schedule and budget issues and report to the commissioning Manager. 
•    Support completion management development
•    Support project control and quantity management
•    Coordinate and interface with engineering and construction on design development
•    Coordinate vendor data and track comments
•    Coordinate documentation / deliverable development
•    Review all weekly reports and summarize them to the commissioning Manager. 
•    Capture lessons learned and ensure information is disseminated to all departments and districts. 
•    Verify scoped package format and necessary forms to complete the commissioning turnover package. 
•    Maintain database, drawing updates, and track all engineering documents for turnover packages. 
•    Review of work packages associated with system flushing and testing. 
•    Adhere to commissioning Administration Manual and supervise standards implementation. 
•    Read and understand all contractual requirements for completion, including permitting and EPA requirements. 
•    Ensure spare parts and consumables necessary for the proper operations of each assigned system are available. 
•    Checkout of installed systems and equipment per OEM requirement, system descriptions, and good power plant practices. Understands completions ITRs and has the ability to manager completions team as required.
•    Track the progress of assigned systems and provide the commissioning Manager with timely reports of such progress and activities. 
•    Coordinate and monitor OEM and Subcontractor representatives’ work, charges, and documentation on a daily basis. Approve or deny charges by signature and submit to the commissioning Manager. 

Field Phase
•    Review and sign all time cards and requisitions charged against the commissioning budget associated with the assigned area of responsibility. Submit all time cards and requisitions to the commissioning Manager for final approval. 
•    Perform construction process assessments during system walk-downs and identify exceptions and deficiencies. 
•    Assist in commissioning and testing of individual components, systems, and the station as a complete integrated unit to meet all contractual obligations.
•    Lead and insist on strict adherence to Lockout Tag out Procedures (LOTO) and policies. 
•    Train and engage field commissioning personnel on the importance of safety and LOTO systems. 
•    Daily spot check Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for each assigned crew
•    Assist team with field operations. 
•    Track the progress of assigned systems and provide the commissioning Manager with timely reports of such progress and activities. 
•    Monitor commissioning issues and provide field assessment to the commissioning Manager. 
•    Participate in field audits at critical milestone periods, LOTO, and turnover documentation. 
•    Troubleshoot and isolate system problems. This includes correcting or suggesting resolutions and providing a written report of the results. 


•    Staff management experience.
•    Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.
•    Minimum of 10 years of experience in project engineering/project management.
•    Thorough understanding of project management and project execution strategies, including owner/engineer contracting strategies.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills - both verbal and written.
•    Motivated / self-starter.
•    Innovative / creative / resourceful.
•    Ability to challenge and influence decision-making to peers, contractors, and senior management.
•    Ability to lead complex projects.
•    Decision making.
•    Cooperative - team player.
•    Strong details-orientation.
•    Results-oriented.
•    Capacity to anticipate project issues.
•    Ability to effectively navigate and work within a global and culturally diverse environment.
•    Strong, competent negotiating skills.


Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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