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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. FIELD COMMISSIONING & START-UP MANAGER (MEGA PROJECTS) in Houston, Texas

30719BRReq No.:30719BRJob Description and Qualifications:An opportunity is now open for an experienced Field Commissioning & Start-up Manager (Mega Projects). This position is intended to target individuals with experience managing field / start-up teams and have an interest in an ambitious position within the Commissioning & Start-up (Americas) Team. The team supports the safe and efficient commissioning and start-up of process gas (SMR, Gasification), NH3 / Urea / Methanol and cryogenic technologies (ASU, Syngas Distillation, Hydrogen liquefaction). This role is responsible for all start-up projects in the Americas region and can be involved in certain projects globally.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading a diverse team during the commissioning and start-up phases of the project and start-up stabilization period bringing new assets on-line

  • Transfer of projects from Engineering to Operations – completion of project specific documentation, P&ID’s, lessons learned, and project close out reports

  • Direct supervision and management of other start-up engineers, contract engineers and other individuals ensuring compliance to AP standards

  • Developing work processes and strategies for commissioning and start-up activities

  • Develop and execute plans using available resources, maintaining timeline and cost controls, while achieving safety, quality, and business requirements

  • Resourcing for new plant start-ups including internal and external resources

  • Setting high level strategies and contracting for new facility start-ups

  • Providing technical expertise in the area of start-up to the organization

  • Working with internal departments, external partners, and customers

  • Supporting our Construction and Operations organizations

  • Work with both internal and external engineering organizations to ensure design processes include requirements for commissioning / start-up of large-scale IG facilities

To compliment the start-up activities, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in commissioning and start-up planning, development of work instructions, P&ID reviews, commissioning walk-down inspections, equipment checklists, plans for cleaning / flushing and run in of equipment, Design Hazard Reviews (Pre-Safety Start-up Reviews), Operational Readiness Inspections, Control System FAT / SAT (including function testing and validation) and the implementation / execution of commissioning & start-up management systems.

Ideally the successful candidate for this position will reside in either Allentown, Pennsylvania or Houston, Texas.

Education / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Chemical or Mechanical

  • Minimum 20 years in Engineering or Operations management environment

  • Experience in operating or commissioning / start-up of large-scale industrial gas plants

  • Strong background in building and leading field-based teams

  • Lead by example with regards to following procedures and our highest priority of maintaining personnel safety

  • Ability to read P&ID’s, isometrics, SLD’s and Loop Diagrams

  • Field construction and commissioning / start-up experience required

  • Represent the Commissioning & Start-up (Americas) Team and Air Products in front of our partners (Project, Construction, Operations, and our customers)

  • The ability to understand and the desire to learn a wide array of plant subject areas including electrical, piping, mechanical, controls, instrumentation, systems

  • Prioritizing and pulling together the accurate technical teams to commission / start-up new technologies

  • Possess strong leadership skills to drive both internal and external teams to their highest performance

  • Excellent interpersonal and project management skills

  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point)

  • Typical domestic travel is > 50%, worldwide travel is possible

At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status. Job Title:FIELD COMMISSIONING & START-UP MANAGER (MEGA PROJECTS)Employment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-TX-HoustonCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment Business Sector / Division:Global Project Execution