I&C Commissioning Lead

Location USA – Port Arthur, Texas

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About the job:

Kent is recruiting a I&C Commissioning Lead based in Texas for a major LNG Project with a global Oil & Gas firm. You will be responsible for: 


•   Reports to the Commissioning Superintendent.

•   Supports the Area Commissioning Leads and interfaces with PE’s , CMT , MC, Start-Up, and Operations personnel on discipline specific issues. 

•   Direct supervisor of Instrument Discipline Specialists assigned to site-wide support, and provides technical management and direction of Area Discipline Specialists and System Owners in the execution of the Systems Completion process against the Area schedules.


•   The Commissioning Discipline Lead provides all discipline specific technical, planning and execution management support to the Area Commissioning Leads. 

•   Managing all activities within the ISCT matrix organization jointly and in collaboration with other Discipline Leads and the Area Commissioning Leads

•   Provide Discipline technical leadership and expertise to the core commissioning team and at Engineering and Construction interfaces.

•   Support each Area and the TO/HO team at the interface and Turnover from Construction at Mechanical Completion and at Handover of Commissioned Systems to Operations.

•   Ensuring that equipment and systems are fully commissioned at Handover, and ready to operate in compliance with the Project design, standards and specifications, the Systems Completion Plan and Control Procedures.  

•   Direct ownership and execution management of all specialist and discipline specific Static & Dynamic Commissioning resulting in Handover to Operations and providing assistance in Start-Up and Acceptance Testing efforts. 

•   Supports the Commissioning Superintendents in working with Start Up in the ISCT as one integrated team from commissioning to initial plant operation, ensuring a smooth transition to Operations and acceptance of the facilities.

•   Identifies and manages discipline commissioning resource needs, tools , test equipment , plant, spares etc. 

•   Ensure the right resource levels and technical skills are assigned to meet each Area’s schedule and commissioning execution requirements. 

•   Managing and directing core discipline teams of commissioning supervisors and technicians, vendors and specialist subcontractors/ third party personnel across all plant areas (as well as at SITs and SAT’s). 

•   Ensures appropriate Commissioning, and Handover documentation is completed correctly and comprehensively (supported by TO/HO team ).

•   Review and supports development of discipline Commissioning Plans and Schedules, Level 3 and Level 5 for the assigned plant Area and activities.

•   Manages execution discipline activity against these plans and schedules to ensure a safe and effective completion of commissioning phase and transition of systems to steady state operations. 

•   Support maintenance of the Systems Completion Database and Planning interface for MC and Commissioning progress tracking, reporting certification, and quality purposes. 

•   Progress and productivity reporting against the Area schedules and ISCT performance metrics. 

•   Support development of Commissioning (Static & Dynamic) Management Procedures, Systems Acceptance Procedures/Progress Monitoring, Turnover and Completion Packages, and provide input to Start-up and Operating Procedures.

•   Responsible for Safety and Environmental controls for activities in all buildings , systems and zones within their areas of activity under ISCT Care, Custody and Control (support from ISCT HSE team).

•   Interface with Company Safety Advisor and Contractor Safety Officers to ensure a safe and environmentally sound job area.


•   College/university degree and/or technical diploma and 15+ years of Project Completion and Operations experience.

•   Established track record in supervision of large teams through Mechanical Completion, Commissioning, Start Up and initial plant operations. 

•   Good working knowledge of Intools.

•   Good understanding of Fiber optic communication networks.

•   Proven strong technical skills in discipline subject matter.

•   In-depth knowledge of Project Completion standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria.

•   Strong understanding of Project execution, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning & Completion practices.

•   Demonstrated management and organizational ability for diverse teams on a large project. 

•   Strong understanding of work planning, scheduling and tracking.

•   Demonstrated work ethic with delivery focus with strong organizational ability. 

•   Exposure to Oil Company practices, processes, and expectations with respect to Systems Completion, Preservation, Commissioning and Start Up operations.

•   Read, write, and speak fluent English, especially as required to function effectively within a project team and to communicate with project management, contractors, and sub contractors.


On 30th July 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin. This led to the exciting relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent. For more info about Kent and the history of the companies that joined forces, please visit our new website: www.kentplc.com. This site will be closed in the coming months.