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Commissioning Lead - Mechanical job availability

  • We are currently looking for an experienced Commissioning Lead (Mechanical) for a shutdown project. This role is required immediately to assist with the execution planning for the shutdown which is expected to take place March 2021. The Commissioning Lead role would be required through to the middle of April 2021 as a minimum.

    The Role

    Based primarily in the Perth CBD, the project includes several conveyor upgrades, crusher upgrades and balanced machines scope. The work will be executed over a ~500-hour shutdown in March. The project includes several conveyor upgrades, crusher upgrades and balanced machines scope.

    Core Functional Accountabilities

    • Commissioning Planning
    • Develops Commissioning strategy, standards, processes, systems and plans for Project pipeline
    • Provides Commissioning expertise in the development of commissioning related project deliverables
    • Assists the Direct Report with all requirements to achieve successful project planning, execution and completion
    • Liaise with stakeholders, contractors and vendors during the planning phase

    Commissioning Execution

    • Facilitate and participate in Task Based Risk Assessments including WRAC, JHA and Take 5 activities
    • Participate in design reviews including Safety in Design and Hazard Workshops
    • Participates in Field Leadership activities and embraces MAP Safety culture and KPI's
    • Executes commissioning methodologies, strategies and plans in accordance with project commissioning systems and standards
    • Performs defect identification and rectification throughout the commissioning process, and post-handover in conjunction with Operations
    • Utilise the systems and sub-systems developed for the commissioning processes
    • Support and maintenance of the CCMS software ensuring the most up to date information is available in the system
    • Monitors Commissioning contractor performance as required and verifies quality of contractor documentation
    • Executes commissioning activities according to commissioning strategy and plans
    • Performs manual (work) tasks and activities to complete the commissioning scope of work including; field commissioning activities and completion of documentation
    • Performs assigned activities in a safe and timely manner
    • Reporting and Handover
    • Attending, Participating and Facilitating meetings which may include Daily Downtime, Commissioning Daily Prestart and other Commissioning related meetings.
    • Support flexible work arrangements to accommodate resourcing requirements for shutdowns and commissioning activities
    • Ability to work nightshift as required to support commissioning activities
    • Support the compilation and review of Facility Handover documentation and deliverables

    Functional Excellence

    • Executes risk and quality management plans to assure effective management of the project's commissioning scope of work.
    • Identifies and implements Commissioning improvement initiatives,
    • Provides commissioning expertise as input to value improvement practices
    • Complies with company safety policies and actively participates in Field Leadership and reporting as required

    Functional Integration

    • Contributes to the construction strategy and project execution plan by identifying the optimal sequence of commissioning for the complete facilities
    • Collaborates with engineers from other disciplines to ensure commissioning requirements are incorporated into project engineering design and design implementation
    • Executes the transition from Project control of the plant to Operations control of the plant


    • Demonstrated experience in pre-commissioning and commissioning activities, preferably on minerals/metals processing plants;
    • Mechanical Engineering Degree or approved equivalent; and ยท 10+ years' experience with demonstrated experience in pre-commissioning and commissioning activities, preferably several conveyor upgrades, crusher upgrades and balanced machines scope


    • Prior experience with completions management software (the PLNSP uses Intergraph Smart Completions);
    • Working knowledge of typical mechanical equipment installed in minerals/metals processing technology;
    • Working knowledge of process and functional safety.

    For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Taj Pozzi at PERSOLKELLY on or email

  • Skills (required)

    • Mechanical Engineering

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