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Our Client, a leading international EPC main Contracting Company, is seeking two experienced Operations / Commissioning Managers for the revamping works of a Polyethylene plant located in Russia and Central Asia.
  Operations / Commissioning Manager
Work location
Russia or Central Asia
Type of work
Contract 6 to 8 Months, extendable
Start date
June / July 2016
Job description
Essential duties:
  • Prepare and finalize the commissioning strategy of the project and assure the implementation throughout the entire project life.
  • Assure the preparation of the project deliverables, their consistency with contract requirements and their quality through a dedicated team;
  • Approve all the pre-commissioning and commissioning related deliverables, including the Subsystem Operational Test Procedure;
  • Assure the compliance of site running cost with the assigned budget;
  • Participate to project review meetings, HAZOP and constructability studies and 3D model review;
  • Interface Engineering Departments, Client and Vendors representatives in the execution of the job;
  • Finalize the organization chart, the mobilization plan for personnel and vendors;
  • Assign and define duties among the discipline superintendents and supervisors for supporting the Vendor representatives;
  • Organize and co-ordinate all site activities, from pre-commissioning up to the performance test, as requested in the contract through the Commissioning Superintendent;
  • Accept the Mechanical Completion Certificates or other forms issued by Construction  department;
  • Propose corrective actions to overcome problems and delays at site in order to fulfil the overall target of the project.
  • Organize the technical training/certification sessions for his teams according to Department standards and Client requirement;
  • Participate in the conduction of risk assessment for the work they are about to undertake, when requested;
  • Use the outcomes of the risk assessment for conducting the JSA with the workers;
  • Ensure that all the Pre- commissioning and commissioning activities are maintained to standards or corrected in order to meet operating and HSE requirements;
  • Participate in the investigation of high-risk incidents and accidents;
  • Promote corrective actions in case of unsafe acts or unsafe conditions are identified;
  • Coordinate with the Project HSSE Manager for the pre start up HSSE survey;
  • Participate to the performance test either Vendor package or units where required;
  • Issue the Site Acceptance Certificate relevant to the different items (packages) following the SAT procedure execution at site with or without Vendor assistance;
  • Issue the Ready for Commissioning Certificates from Contractor side;
  • Approve the Operational Test Certificates from Contractor side;
  • Provide and ensure the Red Marked up documentation is available at site and correctly updated.
  • Provide the Commissioning Close Out Report that includes all observations related to the project concerning organization, manpower and technical aspects;
  • Provide feedback to the Commissioning Department in the HQ concerning problems arising from the implementation of methodology and work instructions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department; organize the most important observations in the form of instructions for improvements;
  • Provide commissioning priorities, per system/ subsystem, to the Project Manager and Project Control Manager, to ensure the Completion Schedule and support the start up sequence;

  • Master degree in a technical disclipine (Chemical preferred)
  • 10+ years' experience as Operations Manager, Commissioning Manager or Process Manager
  • Experience in the Commissioning or Revamping of at least 1 Polyethylene Plant
  • Fluent written and spoken Russian knowledge is a great advantage
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential

To apply for this job please send your updated CV by e-mail at
ACZENTA International GmbH
Badenerstrasse 580
8048 Zürich - Switzerland
Phone +41 (0)44 342 30 10
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