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Lead Commissioning Engineer - Medupi

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:13:50 PM
  • 2938216
  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Business Segment: Power Steam Power Systems
Location(s): South Africa; Lephalale

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GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The ComLe is responsible for the planning and/or preparation and execution of the commissioning, trial run, acceptance testing and inspections/measurements within the scope of work associated to his/her assigned project. He is responsible for the technical safety of systems within his/her scope of work from turnover from erection until hand over to the customer

Essential Responsibilities:

  • He and the personnel assigned to him/her are fully acquainted with the corporate directives, site specific rules, safety regulations and environmental protection measures and that they perform their work accordingly
  • All available tools and aids are utilized in order to achieve the goals of his/her assignment and, as well, to strive for continuous product improvements and cost
  • All commissioning activities are performed with a proper RAMS
  • All commissioning activities requesting an isolation are carried out under PTW procedure
  • When acting in the role of Authorised person PTW process, he is responsible for securing and confirming all TIP isolation
  • Deviations from the agreed goals are reported and that corrective measures are initiated by arrangement with, and with the support of, the COMM, SIM
    and project management
  • Employee assessments for all members of staff reporting to him/her are performed in accordance with current procedure
  • Commissioning is performed in a safe and timely manner in accordance with the contract, site regulations, budget and time schedule
  • Prepare for commissioning as specified in the work instructions (MEGA processes)
  • Manage, perform, coordinate and monitor the commissioning of the systems specified within the scope of work of the ComLe by arrangement with the COMM
  • Respect project milestones and provide information to the COMM to assist in their realization
  • Organize and supervise the safe operation of the plant (site rules, safety regulations, shift plan, shift log, etc.) from system turnover from erection until PAC by arrangement with the COMM and the SIM
  • Facilitate the turnover of systems from erection to commissioning and from commissioning to the customer in accordance with current procedure/work
  • Perform commissioning according to the specifications and engineering documents, taking into account the safety instructions, environmental protection
    measures and local regulations
  • Execute all witness points ofsystems specified within the scope of work ofthe ComLe as defined by contract, local regulations and project witnessing documentation
  • Execute the additional commissioning tests, as defined by contract and local regulations, which are beyond the regular commissioning scope
  • Ensure that the engineering department is involved in handling technical problems and decisions
  • Ensure that the COMM and the head office for commissioning receive regular information updates
  • Ensure commissioning, operation, quality, record and feedback documentation are issued
  • Approve and sign the commissioning documentation issued by the ComE’s after having checked the same for completeness and correctness


    • University degree or technical qualification in engineering related field
    • At least 8 years’ experience as a commissioning engineer in the specified field
    • Background know how of power plant processes
    • Fluent in spoken and written English
    • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location

      Desired Characteristics:

      • Strong dedication to reach the project objectives
      • Very good team spirit
      • Able to handle the pressure

        Locations: South Africa; Lephalale
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