Company: Wood
Skills: Commissioning Engineer / HUC
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking Commissioning Lead to support their team in Pittsburgh. This is a temporary position and will report to one of the Area Maintenance Managers or Supervisors. The Maintenance Team is within a combined department consisting of: Engineering, Maintenance, Projects and Turnarounds.

The Site is located in the Pittsburgh, PA area (Monaca, PA). Not only are we building a world-class asset, we're building a world-class asset organization. This position is critical to the mission of team, and this will promise to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, specifically to assist with Commissioning & Startup of the facility.

The Commissioning and Startup Up (CSU) Deputy Maintenance Lead will be responsible for a wide range of readiness activities throughout CSU;
  • Deputy Maintenance Lead has a critical integration role in supporting the aspired culture and behaviors in the Asset team and building a functional working relationship between Production, Maintenance, and Engineering
  • The Deputy Maintenance Lead will be responsible to oversee progression and manage potential gap in delivery of Asset Maintenance milestones/deliverables in support of the overall Startup Plan
  • Practically the Deputy Maintenance Lead will support the Area Maintenance Manager with any deliverable or work activity in which the Area Maintenance Manager is accountable.

  • Participate in the selection of personnel and in team building
  • Support training and development of the Maintenance/Engineering team
  • Ensure Maint/Eng resources available for NOC/PSSR or area walkdowns, as necessary

  • Positively interfacing and integrating with Project teams
  • Integrate work Maintenance processes and execution activities
  • Lead multi-discipline collaboration efforts in support of gap closure, as necessary for applicable items
  • Ensure MoC Maintenance team readiness for implementation/execution on discrete changes or temporary facilities (post-MOC approval)
  • Support assurance activities in Pre-commissioning such as steam blows, CW line cleanliness, Chem Cleaning, Air Runs, etc...
  • Support SURU planning and implementation with Area CSU Lead Area Maintenance Lead

  • Support/facilitate safety initiatives to include programs after block handover/CCC
  • Support development and in delivering the plan; to include facilitate/lead critical activities after block handover/CCC
  • Ensure Maintenance Readiness in support of Commissioning and Start-Up activities for units together with the CSU leads

  • Participate in Daily, Weekly Meetings with Maintenance/Engineering to discuss threat, assign responsible party
  • Ensure effective Maintenance team scope execution and support with issue resolution
  • Interface with Rapid Response after block handover/CCC
  • Develop dashboards to support Maintenance/Engineering accountabilities to focus and act on the wildly important
  • Support the development of PoD cadence and risk management after block handover/CCC
  • Support continuous improvement efforts identifying and assisting the area iCSU team to manage potential risk
  • Ensure PM program is executed per 90 day window


The Deputy Maintenance Lead role is extremely dynamic and will be flexed as required to meet department/site objectives which may touch on any or all of the following elements:
  • PM Planning
  • Parts identification, Material Master, and Bill of Material Setup
  • Safety Critical Equipment
  • Environmental Critical Equipment
  • Building and Maintenance shop fit out
  • Procedure and Job Aid writing
  • Permitting & Isolation Pack development
  • CSU work pack creation
  • Preservation verification
  • Quality checks
  • Training
  • Management of Change (MOC) readiness/review
  • MOC execution
  • Action item close out
  • Punch list close out and tracking
  • Package equipment walkdowns/assurance
  • Field Troubleshooting
  • Workshop Facilitation


This role will interface with multiple departments and sub-departments and will work across all levels of the organization. Additionally, the Deputy Maintenance Lead may have significant interface with Bechtel, GAB, and other 3rd party vendors and support personnel external to Shell.

Interpersonal skills, negotiating skills, mentoring, networking ability and ability to manage multiple interfaces with varying need and priority are critical to success in this position.

Skills / Qualifications

Prior applicable experience required (typical is 8-10 years minimum). Significant experience in Turnarounds or Project startup is preferred.

Knowledge of Maintenance Execution (ME) work process; particularly, planning, scheduling, and execution of work. Strong understanding of other Shell Work Processes (RCM, EI, IPF, etc.)

Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to deliver results through others.

Skilled in the use of SAP (CMMS).

Skilled in use of MS-Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, MS-Project, or has ability to learn and use these tools.

Strong background in either mechanical, electrical, instrument or major unit/equipment outage activities.

Able to conduct business conversations and communicate freely and effectively with all levels of the organization. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability as a Team Player. Willingly offer and accept challenge and feedback on job deliverables.

Self-Starter. Able to perform work with little or no supervisor direction.

Able to lead a group of employees as well as work one-on-one to achieve business objectives.

Able to manage multiple tasks.

Demonstrates the Company's Core Values: Values and Respects All People, Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence and Acts for the Greater Whole.

High school graduate/GED. Associate Degree or higher is beneficial but not required.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.