Company: Grupo Epalmo
Skills: Operations Management, Commissioning Engineer / HUC, Plant Operations Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Worldwide

Knowledge & Skills

1. Be fully aware of the Project HSE requirements

2. Advanced level of speaking & writing: English

3. Specialized Knowledge of Upstream & Downstream technologies

4. Specialized Knowledge of the petrochemical technology

5. Years experience on the same position: at least 10 years

6. Experience on main Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning, Start-up & Operation activities such as:

  • Conformity checks with project drawing and specifications
  • Electrical systems protection relays settings, interlock tests and functional tests
  • Electrical substations energization
  • HVAC commissioning, balance tests and performance tests
  • Instruments I/O checks and calibration
  • DCS/ESD/F&G and communication systems functional tests
  • Equipment inspection before box-up
  • Electrical motors run-in
  • Piping and equipment flushing and blowing
  • Mechanical and chemical cleaning
  • Rotating equipment lube oil flushing
  • System degreasing
  • Lines steam blowing
  • Systems high pressure leak test
  • Systems inerting and drying
  • Rotating equipment run-in with inert and process fluid
  • Boilers boil-out
  • Refractory dry-out
  • Chemicals first fill
  • Catalyst and molecular sieves loading
  • Hydrocarbons feed-in into the plant
  • Performance test run activities

7. Knowledge and experience in Plant Operation


Soft Skills

1. Lead the group with credibility towards the achievement of team objectives, making people aware of their responsibilities and ensuring their commitment by engaging and empowering them. Support individual development by mentoring and coaching.

2. Lead and steer actions with full accountability and tenacity to ensure successful outcomes. Set goals and plan the actions needed to meet short and long term targets

3. Think through situations from different perspectives and take the appropriate risks and decisions. Be aware and take costs/benefits and organizational implications into consideration

4. Act in a trustworthy manner. Be consistent with what he/she says, and with personal and organizational values. Act with integrity even though this implies making difficult decisions

5. Be open to change and continuous improvement, and in fact drive these by energizing people to the specific need for modifications to the way things are done

6. Support the organization's mission with own behaviour and act to promote the organisation's goals and reputation

7. Collaborate with peers of different functions to achieve success collectively. Share useful information and build trust by listening to all stakeholders. Be interested in other individuals' perspectives and concerns

8. Search for opportunities to increase and improve own know-how and competencies. Encourage others to increase their know-how. Curiosity and an orientation for learning are implied

9. Create opportunities to share knowledge with others. Transfer own know-how and experience. Create a learning environment and contribute to building company know-how

10. Communicate in a simple, clear and assertive way. Adapt own approach to different audiences to have a positive impact and to gain support for own plans


Main Tasks

1. Supports the HSE Manager for the preparation of the HSE plan and procedures

2. Ensures that all HSE procedures required for each activities and work phases are available and are applied

3. Actively contributes to Safety Walkdowns. In case of incidents contributes to investigations

4. Participates to Pre Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR)

5. Prepares the Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and Start-up Plan

6. Reviews contractual documentation and contributes to identify project risks and opportunities

7. Reviews the test run procedure and the operating manuals

8. Defines the procedure for mechanical, electrical & process isolation control

9. Defines Commissioning sequences and priorities in order to guide the project towards completion

10. Supports the project for the schedule preparation and follow-up

11. Prepares the Licensor/Vendors schedule and assignment concerning the Commissioning Start-up and Test run activities

12. Supports the project for the preparation of the subcontracting plan, prepares the technical specifications for subcontarting the activities in its own are of responsibility

13. Issues Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and Start-up progress reports

14. Manage the Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning, Start-up & Operation activities, coordinating the different parties

15. Ensures the respect of the schedule and the budget, either during the home office activity, as well as at site

16. Actively participates to risk and opportunity meetings

17. Responsible for the competency assurance and development of his team

18. Participates to plant handover process which includes the preparation of the Commissioning Dossiers

19. Ensures the transferring of the lesson learned to the home office


With 18 years of activity around the world, Grupo Epalmo, based in Porto, Portugal, is acknowledged in its own country and in the international markets for its competence, accuracy, professionalism and perseverance, being one of the major business groups experienced in Human Resources, Temporary Work, Professional Training, Consulting, Construction and Industrial Maintenance.


Grupo Epalmo has always followed a business dynamic focused on both clients and collaborators, and though mainly directed on the Energy, Industrial and Construction areas, it has been increasing its investments regarding the conquering of new and ambitious goals and markets.


Based always on a spirit of professionalism and supported by a technical and theoretical know-how, Grupo Epalmo, and its highly qualified and motivated teams, is the first to provide services with the aspiration to best serve the clients’ demands, with dedication and consideration.


Operating in more than 20 countries, including Angola, we provide our teams and specialists, for operators in the international energy sector, from Oil & Gas and industrial maintenance, to nuclear and construction.


Grupo Epalmo, Headquarters;

Rua S. Lourenco 12 1 Sala 1 e 6
Apartado 1120
4446 – 909 Ermesinde – Portugal
Tel: (+351) 229 773 650
Fax: (+351) 229 733 544


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