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Commissioning Manager

GautengSouth Africa
16 days0 Applicants
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  • Deliver a high standard commissioning service to the project, ensuring a consistent and efficient approach is always implemented.
  • Ensure the highest priority is always placed on HSSE and all commissioning personnel is provided with a safe working environment.
  • Ensure all commissioning personnel is aware of and implement safe working practices/procedures.
  • Ensure a safe and effective permit-to-work system (as applicable) is in place for all pre and post Commissioning activities.
  • Provide clear direction during the project setup phase to ensure effective and efficient management or work preparation activities to support project success.
  • Maintain and deliver the commissioning function within budget and on schedule - where applicable implement cost / time-saving initiatives.
  • Manage, support, and develop commissioning personnel.
  • Effective liaison with any third-party client or verification body personnel.


Primary Function (Project):

  • Responsible for providing technical expertise within Wood Commissioning and supporting internal Functions in the delivery of services to our client.
  • Accountable for the development and ongoing management of the project commissioning team and interfacing with other project departmental managers, the client, and vendors / sub-contractors.
  • Accountable for ensuring all commissioning activities are carried out by Wood and project procedures in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.
  • Accountable for the delivery of commissioning activities by the project schedule and budget.
  • Accountable for ensuring high standards of commissioning are maintained and continuously improved. 



  • Provision of technical expertise and experience in the development of Wood commissioning business strategy and objectives.
  • Provision of technical expertise and experience in the development of Wood commissioning procedures and tools to commission the project successfully.
  • Interact and interface with the client Commissioning Manager to ensure seamless commissioning preparedness and flow from C3 to C4 commissioning.
  • Provision of technical expertise in the development of high-quality proposals including the development of technical write-ups and estimates.
  • Manage and direct the commissioning team and personnel in the safe and structured delivery of the project commissioning scope of work, ensuring all agreed objectives / KPIs are delivered.
  • Continually strive to improve/develop the commissioning process and practices.
  • Manage the commissioning budget and costs.
  • Ensure all necessary sub-contracts, vendor contracts, and other support are in place.
  • Ensure all necessary training for commissioning personnel is provided to assure all personnel is competent and hold the necessary level of qualifications/skills.
  • Ensure the commissioning team is provided with the correct PPE, equipment, and tools to execute all work scopes safely and effectively.
  • Audit/review of the project commissioning process ensuring where applicable recommendations are implemented.
  • Third-party verification body liaison.
  • Maintain the commissioning project schedule/cost deliverables.
  • Interface with the client representatives as required.
  • Interface with the Wood representatives (Site / Engineering) as required.


Skills / Qualifications


  • BEng / BSc (Eng) – Process / Chemical / Metallurgy
  • Time served in relevant trade discipline, or relevant NVQ / SVQ / HNC / HND (or equivalent)


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Significant relevant completion and commissioning experience
  • Hydrometallurgy and mineral processing knowledge and experience is an advantageous or proven track record in the industry with transferable skills
  • Knowledge and experience with POX leaching in high-temperature and high-pressure autoclaves is preferred
  • Exposure to working within a technical environment
  • Experience in people management
  • Experienced in a Lead role
  • Excellent interpersonal organizational, communication, and team-building skills
  • Computer literate
  • Fully conversant about discipline technical knowledge
  • Proven experience in interpreting discipline documentation
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Risk Assessments (RA), Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPS), and Hazard Identification Studies (HAZIDS)
  • Ability to work with timelines/targets
  • Display both good judgment and leadership qualities
  • Ability to be assertive and drive culture change when required
  • Ability to advise system and subsystem priorities within construction activities to achieve early handover
  • Ability to monitor work progress and report against the plan
  • Provide leadership in promoting, demonstrating, and being a role model by company core values, ethics policy, leadership framework, and PCE
  • Proactive and flexible with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to interact with other team members in a professional manner
  • Ability to provide both support and assistance in keeping with a managerial role
  • Can demonstrate a good understanding of company standards, processes, and procedures and how they are used in work execution
  • Demonstrate the required level of competence as set out in the CAMS
  • Progressively demonstrate a level of appreciation of the work executed in relevant discipline
  • Progressively demonstrate a level of knowledge of technology within the discipline area
  • Competent in Microsoft Office suite, company, and client mainframe systems


Personal Attributes:

  • Driven passion for behavioral site safety programs
  • Demonstrates a commitment to safety
  • Flexible - able to comply/adapt to company and client requirements
  • Delivery focused and committed to the achievement of project goals
  • Ability to interact with other departments/disciplines
  • Confident and able to work on own initiative
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
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