SOCAR – Petrofac is Looking for a Drilling Commissioning Superintendent


Position title:  Drilling Commissioning Superintendent

Department:  Offshore facilities

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Drilling Commissioning Superintendent will be responsible for the overall commissioning and delivery of drilling, process, utility and safety systems across Project Drilling, with specific emphasis as follows

• Demonstrate personal HSSE leadership and excellent HSE behaviours at all times, and ensure that safety expectations are communicated and maintained

• Lead project delivery for a specific area during the commissioning phase

• Review engineering design and provide comments toward “commission ability” at site

• Interface with the Operations team and Start-Up Manager on expectations for handover

• Assist in establishing an effective commissioning organisation and verify resources are sufficient, accounting for schedule compression, change of scope or loss of resources

• Support guidelines on recruitment, ensure competency of all commissioning personnel

• Contribute to project execution as appropriate, especially in helping to minimise and control any change towards completion, commissioning and handover

• Demonstrate personal commitment to the use of the commissioning procedures during safety tours, safety meetings and site inspections, and take action on items arising from verification activities

• Ensure appropriate training is provided for company employees and contractors involved in commissioning

• Assist the Commissioning Manager to manage the commissioning schedule and budget

• Deliver on the detailed pipe cleanliness and preservation process and work with Construction   

  Manager, to ensure fully implemented at site

• Deliver on the company commissioning expectations for the Execute stage

• Develop vendor support requirements, budget and scheduling

• Commission the facilities in accordance with the design intent


Educated to Degree Level, or proven experience and high performance in role

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • A high-level of communication and interpersonal skills
  • Significant experience of leading commissioning handover management and

execution of commissioning scope on site, including knowledge of BP SHMP

  • Experience of effectively interfacing and working together with Design / Construction

Contractors and Operations entities

  • Experience with HSSE issues related to onsite construction activities
  • Previous experience and proven high performance in a similar role is essential

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position title “Drilling Commissioning Superintendent” in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.