Completions Lead – Kiewit Offshore Services


Requisition ID: 171637

Job Level: Senior Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Offshore Services District

Department: Commissioning

Market: OGC

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

The CSU Commissioning Discipline Lead performs the essential job duties and functions of overseeing assigned projects with the overall objective of defining and establishing a pre-commissioning, commissioning, Start-Up and handover execution framework on the project(s) while ensuring the safety, quality, value, timeliness, of the assigned project(s). This includes developing, managing and executing all commissioning and related activities in conformance with company policies and procedures, contracts, plans, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates.

This role directs staff in various functions necessary in their roles to meet or exceed all project commissioning objectives. It requires authoritative knowledge and extensive technical & operational background, holistic grasp of complex situations with the ability to move between intuitive and analytical approaches with ease, and see the overall picture and alternative approaches.

District Overview

Kiewit Offshore Services, a district (or business unit) of Kiewit Corporation that builds structurally complex jackets and topsides for offshore oil drilling rigs. Located in Ingleside, TX, 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi, the 550-acre fabrication yard is the workplace of 300 staff employees and 1400 craft employees who work in the yard year-round. The projects built by Kiewit Offshore Services require significant equipment planning, detailed cost estimates and schedules, a commitment to safety by all employees, and are truly unforgettable. The Kiewit Offshore Services team is a diverse, tight knit group that enjoys fun team building events such as deep-sea fishing, golfing, and sporting events throughout the year.

The employees are extremely schedule driven, high-energy, friendly, and hard workers. Within the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry, their teams are the best evidenced by the countless project opportunities from owners who seek their expertise when challenged with complex projects. Kiewit Offshore Service leaders are seeking employees who would enjoy living in Southern Texas, ready for a fast-paced career, trainable, and can work well within a diverse team.


This position is located at Kiewits Offshore Services District in Ingleside, TX. One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


Key role in directing a team to develop the O&M manuals, test & commissioning procedures.

Manage & supervise the commissioning of various utility, process, control, electrical, fire and gas, safety systems, etc.

Work closely with various stakeholders including the Project Manager, Commissioning Manager, Engineering Managers, and the Construction Team to provide subject-matter expert advice and leadership.

Responsible for functionally developing, managing and delivering the means and methods of the commissioning execution strategy, schedule, and cost.

Lead & direct all commissioning activity for a project including the lead staff position responsible for and directing all commissioning activities at the site.

Ensures best practices by developing and implementing turnover, pre-commissioning, commissioning, preservation and maintenance processes and systems considering, including: construction schedule, reliability, maintenance, materials management, change management, permitting and EPA requirements.

Establishes system boundaries, scopes of work, and turnover / commissioning execution plans.

Communicates turnover / commissioning roles and scope for members of design and construction teams; understands the commissioning test plans/protocols, and coordinates and/or attends design, construction and operability reviews to meet project deadlines while continually monitoring critical path and prepare schedule impact reports for project management

Provide input on as-built drawing preparation and fleet management documentation.

Be involved & participate in vendor supplier, and/or subcontractor meetings to resolve issues.

Proactively assess progress, completion forecasts and provides solutions to mitigate schedule delays or optimize project completion.

Lead and promote company and site safety policies.

Hold and/or attend daily safety meetings.

Review and supervise test procedures and coordinates testing activities.

Supervise Commissioning database maintenance, drawing updates, and track all engineering documents for turnover packages.

Ensure availability of spare parts and consumables for initial systems operation.

Hold daily, weekly, and monthly progress meetings and issues timely reports.

Evaluate test results.

Train and develops personnel.

Promote and insist on good housekeeping in the office and on the project site.

Promote and ensure compliance with all applicable OSHA, ANSI and other Safety requirements


Should possess a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline or, 10 to 15 years of equivalent work experience.

10 years of CSU experience, including one previous assignment in a Senior CSU Leadership Role.

Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 10 years of prior experience working on International Oil & Gas Projects.

Strong Knowledge of process technology and the technical principles related to O&G, LNG, NGL, Gas Dehydration, SRU’s & GTL plants.

Knowledge of internal engineering systems and tools.

Understanding of Flow Measurement, Engineering practices, design methods & calculations. Knowledge of PC, Windows, Office Software and IT implementation background.

Oil and Gas Industry Safety Standards and requirements.

Capable to Read, interpret & prepare applicable technical information.

Knowledge and maintenance of PLC and PC based control systems.

Other Requirements:

Regular, reliable attendance

Work productively and meet deadlines timely

Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.

Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.

Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Company: Kiewit