Company: Grupo Epalmo
Skills: Subsea Engineer, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines, Commissioning Engineer / HUC
Other Skills: Experience in Subsea Commissioning on Girassol, Dalia & Pazflor FPSOs is mandatory Experience in Topside Commissioning is mandatory Experience in Brownfield & SIMOPS Commissioning is mandatory
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Luanda, Luanda Province, Angola


To promote innovation as far as compatible with good enough approach for all activities. To seek optimization and savings all along the different phases of the project. To focus on costs without impairing QHSE objectives

To keep all parties (as required) informed regarding ongoing activities status.

To ensure proper communication to final internal client during all stages of the project and to monitor client satisfaction for "after sales" and REX purposes

To ensure the Commissioning team adopt & demonstrate an exemplary behavior with regard to HSED rules/requirements and with regard to Company Ethics & "code of Conduct" policy

To prepare Commissioning procedure and/or OTPs related to subsea & topside activities

To review Commissioning procedure and/or OTPs issued by the Commissioning team

To ensure delivery of all Commissioning deliverables in due time, as per planning

To participate to the interviews organized for the constitution of the Commissioning team

To provide assistance to the Commissioning Leader to prepare the Commissioning activities in respect with OPERCOMTM methodology & all applicable specification: task identification for and between each phases (on & offshore)

To participate to the System & Sub-system definition, in close collaboration with the Commissioning Leader

To participate & to review the Pre-commissioning & Commissioning ICAPS© population

To participate to the Commissioning planning preparation, and review/analyze the planning received from Projects CTRs

To review CTRs engineering documentation (PRODOM review) in due time & ensure the detail engineering is in line with TEPA expectation & CPY GS.

To witness the FAT/EFAT, construction & Pre-commissioning activities related to his discipline (topside & subsea)

To ensure, with disciplines leaders all spare parts related to Commissioning are planned to be purchased by the project

To ensure, with disciplines leaders the management of Commissioning spare parts offshore

To ensure, with disciplines leaders all required tools & consumables related to Commissioning will be available for the Commissioning execution

To prepare RLO, JRA & other related presentation (power point) when necessary

To review PTW prepared by the Commissioning team & to issue PTW if required

To review, follow-up & propose remedial action of Project's Punch List (regular meetings with relevant entities to be organized)

To report any deviation faced/observed, and to initiate corrective & remedial actions (in coordination with hierarchy)

To ensure that Project's CTRs & CPY Pre-commissioning team are working in accordance with CPY referential (GS, OPERCOMTM...)

To ensure that Project's CTRs are providing required red line mark-up & as built documents

To follow-up, review, issue and manage green line mark-ups according to Project(s) specification(s)

To review and approve Pre-commissioning dossiers at RFC status

To review, validate & ensure the approval of Commissioning dossiers at AOC status

To lead, organize and execute all Commissioning activities on site

To ensure the reporting of the Commissioning activities during DE & onshore/offshore execution

To ensure that Project's CTRs organize Pre-commissioning activities in line with SU / Commissioning sequence

To check progress against planning & recommend any necessary correctives actions

To ensure safe Commissioning specially during SIMOPS phases

To ensure correct management of vendors on Site

To ensure the good management (population, modification, progress,) of the ICAPS© database

To anticipate problems from the construction up to the start-up, and to report to the Commissioning Leader

To coordinate with FPSO team during Commissioning activities to ensure compliance/acceptance of the works

To report to the Commissioning Leader all aspects related to the Commissioning team

To assist as required the Commissioning Leader

To witness subsea installation / Pre-commissioning prior to start Commissioning activities (Well Jumper / FLs...) and ensure the work is properly done.

To liaise with others entities (Project's CTR & CPY teams) to ensure consistency of the work (regular meetings to be organized)

To assist Project & Site Operation teams during SU phase

To assist FPSO Operation / Maintenance teams post SU phase

To manage all tools provided by the Project

Transfer of spare parts to site team to be ensured (lists, good packaging, recommendation for preservation, etc.)

Vendors' training to be ensured to site team when considered required.



Context and environment

PBF is the brownfield Project division of Block 17, and benefits of a matrix organization. It manages Projects from Basic Engineering to Start-Up / Hand-over to Block 17 Operations teams.

The nature of the brownfield Projects, with most of the execution offshore activities performed in SIMOPS on live FPSOs (Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor & CLOV) and congested seabed, increases the risks and consequently the challenges of the Projects (co-activities with other Projects & Maintenance activities, minimization of shortfalls -production/injection-, ...).

PBF manages EPC contracts with major international Contractors including onshore prefabrication in Angola, offshore construction & installation in Angola (FPSO modifications, SURF, SPS, SIMOPS, high number of contractors & subcontractors).

Brownfield environment, with all Site(s) activities carried out in SIMOPS mode.

Lot of interfaces & synergies (within PBF & outside -DB17/FO notably-).



To adopt & to demonstrate exemplary behaviour with regard to :

• HSEQ rules & requirements

• Company Ethics & "Code of Conduct" policy

Satisfactory interface / Communication with Projects Packages

Delivery of Commissioning engineering as per planning

To ensure that the priorities are taken into account regarding the Commissioning activities

To develop throughout the project deliverables relating to the management of his activities e.g.: technical documents, contribution to reports, presentations, memorandum, etc.

Execution of Commissioning as per planning

Satisfactory Hand-Over and support to TEPA FO team


Qualifications/Experience required

Experience in Subsea Commissioning on Girassol, Dalia & Pazflor FPSOs is mandatory

Experience in Topside Commissioning is mandatory

Experience in Brownfield & SIMOPS Commissioning is mandatory

Minimum of 10-15 years' experience in Topside & Subsea Commissioning / Field Operations oil & gas industry, with at least 5 years in lead Commissioning role

Experience in EPC project is mandatory

Experience of OPERCOMTM methodology & ICAPS© is mandatory

Experience on preparation of Commissioning procedure and OTP is mandatory

Previous offshore experience is mandatory

Good coordination, leadership & communication skills.

Sound organizational ability, with respect for planning & budget(s).


Required competencies

Technical competencies required








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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