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Commissioning Lead

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Location: Canonsburg, PA, United States
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Req ID: R00935198-OTHLOC-908

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Description

Job Title: Commissioning Lead 

Job Code:   108023

Date Description Created: 9/8/2023 

 

Job Summary 

Responsible for the effective planning, optimization and verification of Startup and Commissioning efforts associated with gas projects performed by Gas Major Projects. Project assignments normally include but are not limited to Point of Delivery Stations (POD), District Regulator Stations, Gas Measurement Building, and SCADA. This effort includes organizing, staffing, coordination, developing commissioning policies and procedures and supervision on site staff in the commissioning of assigned project.  

Position will report to the Senior Director/ Director Startup Commissioning. 

 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide oversight for commissioning of projects being implemented by Gas Major Projects organization.  

  • Optimize the effectiveness of the contractors that are assigned by being the central point of contact for all the Startup and Commissioning functions.  

  • Support and hold employees and contractors accountable for the Core 4 Responsibilities, NiSource Health and Safety manual, and ensuring a safe working environment focused on safe operations with zero incidents.   

  • Actively participate in 30/60/90 percent project reviews meetings. 

  • Identify and support of the development of new or revised processes/procedures governing Startup and Commissioning functions.  

  • Provide training for Gas Major Projects and System Operations/GM&T personnel on Startup and Commissioning processes.  

  • Develop and manage the effective completion of startup activities for assigned projects with respect to safety, scope, schedule and budget.  

  • Provide effective identification and timely resolution of startup issues and monitor the plan to closure.  

  • Direct and lead the Startup staff to effectively interface with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Project Engineers, Project Managers, Inspection Services Staff, System Operations and GM&T personnel regarding all startup and commissioning issues. 

  • Assure the planning of startup efforts is consistent and compliant with project plans.  

  • Demonstrate accountability for project assignments.  

  • Develop and manage the startup budget and schedule with guidance from the Director for the assigned project.  

  • Inspect work to ensure safety and environmental policies are being followed and that the project is being commissioned per the specifications, drawings and environmental permits.  

  • Effectively manage site conflicts to resolve disputes.  

  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

Required Qualifications for Position 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering programs / Technical programs accredited by ABET or 6 years equivalent job knowledge and/or experience.  

  • Requires a minimum of 2 years field experience related to startup activities or 6 years of experience including work in one or more of the following areas: Measurement and Regulation, Project Management, Engineering,  

  • Strong knowledge of on-the-job safety & compliance requirements. 

  • Extensive travel required 

 

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position 

  • Demonstrates a high-level of confidence in the ability to lead a team and a project to successful conclusion.  

  • Demonstrates outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with all stakeholders.  

  • Demonstrates strategic thinking, planning, risk assessment and prioritization of project activities skills.  

  • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive culture by behaving in a manner that values the contributions that all forms of diversity brings to the organization; creates a climate of mutual respect, support, and inclusivity; leverages differences to fuel organizational success, and promotes diversity and inclusion at all levels.  

  • Demonstrates conflict management skills to resolve disputes and to maximize synergies with an overriding goal to do the "right thing" for the company.  

  • Demonstrates an understanding of scope management.  

  • Possesses high level of proficiency and advanced knowledge of startup and commissioning methodologies.  

  • Demonstrates proficiency in coordinating project assignments in a safe, efficient, and economical manner.  

  • Position may require extended hours to accomplish assigned tasks and meet project/outage requirements and schedules.  

  • Demonstrates accountability for project assignments.  

  • Seeks input from Subject Matter Experts by asking the right questions, understanding the nuances, clarifying, and validating information and not relying on one’s own knowledge base of assumptions.  

  • Willingness and ability to confront tough issues: Challenges differing opinions in an effective way. Addresses poor or inappropriate performance and behavior.  

  • Demonstrates energy and tenacity in facing difficulty and challenges. Accepts responsibility and accountability for decisions and results. Acts decisively.  

  • Provides strategic thinking in planning, sequencing, changing conditions, contractual obligations, productivity, and priorities to quickly identify and avoid or mitigate risks to the project.  

  • Evaluates and determines the skill sets and capabilities of team members to ensure project success.  

 

Disclaimer 

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position. 

 

Inclusion and Diversity: 

  • Value inclusion within your day-to-day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners. 

  • Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds. 

  • Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment. 

 

Safety: 

  • Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.   

  • Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.   

  • Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.   

  • Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits. 

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$107,000.00 - $160,500.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-03-01

Posting End Date (if applicable):

2024-03-09
Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.
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