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Commissioning and Start-up (CSU) Technical Support

We are seeking highly qualified and experienced personnel to work as part of the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion Commissioning and Start-up (VBME CSU) team. Commissioning and Start-up work will be in a range of systems including underground material handling and dewatering systems; paste plant systems; 12MVA Powerhouse systems; fresh air raise and return air raise systems and other ancillary facilities. Knowing what to do, and equally important, what not to do, is critical when confronted with daily unplanned events or circumstances during field execution of Commissioning and Start-up. Inherently by its nature and type of work, including first energization of equipment, construction in a brown field environment is a higher risk activity, and there is no room for improvisation.

The Vale VBME CSU group is responsible for: pre-commissioning (S2) tasks required to verify equipment / component integrity; and cold commissioning (S3) tasks required to verify logic and controls will function as designed and Start-up of the equipment. The newly constructed process systems have been divided into commissionable sub-systems consisting of mechanical equipment, piping, and electrical power & controls.  The CSU Group will primarily consist of Lead(s), CSU Technicians, and CSU Technical Support. Each group is supplemented with a construction team, a controls team and an electrical team dedicated to the CSU group.

The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day duties and deliverables as follows:

·       Responsible for implementation on a day-to-day basis of a strong health and safety culture in line with the Client’s Safety and Health and Environment management system.

·       Review and provide input and support to the overall commissioning effort.

·       Review project documentation to ensure the commissioning scope is aligned with the construction delivery scope.  

·       Maintain the Commissioning group’s boundary drawings to ensure they are aligned with any construction changes.

·       Develop commissioning procedures for S3 commissioning.

·       Provide technical support to the commissioning group so they can execute day to day commissioning activities.

·       Verify commissioning quality check sheets match the requirements in the completions database.

·       Develop vendor scopes of work to assist with onsite commissioning of the vendors equipment.

·       Communicate and work collaboratively with various project disciplines – including other Commissioning groups, Commissioning support groups, the Client's project engineering, QA and construction disciplines.  



·       University degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training and field experience.

·       Demonstrate proficiency in the understanding of isometrics and PID drawings.

·       Comfortable working in a team-based environment while possessing the ability to manage and prioritize day to day duties and deliverables.

·       Demonstrate proficiency in the use MS Excel & Outlook.

·       Strong Organization Skills

·       Strong Communication Skills, both Written & Oral

Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Working Hours
2weeks in 2weeks out rotation, working 12hr days, for the 14days on site and 1day for travel out (10hrs).
Contact Person
Emilie Bouchard
Accommodations are available upon request for all individuals with disabilities taking part in the recruitment and selection process.