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Commissioning Specialist

Commissioning Specialist

  • Location United States of America - Louisiana - Shreveport
  • Travel required Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ081277
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Operations Group

Job Description:

BPX’s Development business is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Commissioning Specialist based in Shreveport, LA. There will also be some time spent in South TX and West TX when needed. The Commissioning Specialist will work as a member of the Commissioning team.  The team is comprised of Commissioning Engineers and Commissioning Superintendents that collaboratively work with the Facilities and Construction teams to commission and operate well sites to deliver the business’s new well program. This role will support start up and commissioning activities on upstream surface production facilities that handle gas and water from the wellhead through sales and will report to a Commissioning Superintendent. The Specialist will be involved from initial pre-commissioning of the production facility through stabilization of well flows. The Specialist will also manage flowback contractors and work directly with the commissioning engineers to generate design improvements. This role will be rotational, working a 14/14 schedule.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supports and leads loop checks on well site cause and effect.

  • Sets normal operating points on pneumatic control valves and regulators.

  • Directs and manages flowback contract crews immediately after well start up and prior to handover to Operations.

  • Owns energy isolation for pipeline and facility tie-ins.

  • Captures any issues with facility through surface failures app.

  • Manages put-online schedule including pipeline purge, flowback rig up, and PSSR.

  • Understands and troubleshoots process flow through facility.

  • Follows SOPs for well site operations.

  • Develops and optimizes standard operating procedures (SOP’s) as needed.

  • Participates in design reviews and root cause failure analyses.

  • Facilitates handover of new wells to Operations team.

  • Takes on an HSE leadership role, applying BP’s “Life-Saving Rules” safety principles.

Essential Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Essential Experience and Job Requirements

Essential Experience

  • Candidate should have at least 5 years of experience operating onshore facilities

  • Experience with start-up, operation, and troubleshooting of reciprocating compressors

  • Experience with oil and gas processing equipment including separators, control systems, chemical and corrosion mitigation systems, heater treaters, tanks, and flares

Desirable criteria

In addition to the essential criteria & qualifications the successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to read and understand P&ID’s

  • Familiarity with MOC, HAZOP, and PSSR processes

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills and data entry experience

  • Experience with PowerBI or other data visualization/analytical tools.

  • Demonstrated use of IMPACT principles:

I -    Innovated: Learns from new ideas and applies solutions to add value.

M - Motivated: Overcomes obstacles with an intense desire to succeed.

P -   Performance Driven: Makes value-based decisions involving measured risk to deliver business objectives.

A -   Accountable: Takes responsibility and ownership of business performance.

C -   Collaborative: Shares knowledge and works together for the good of L48.

T -   Trustworthy: Keeps commitments, listens to others and authentically supports change necessary to achieve our Path to Premier.

We offer a reward and wellbeing package to enable your work to fit with your life. These can include, but not limited to, access to health, vision and dental insurance, flexible working schedule, paid time off policy, discretionary annual bonus program, long-term incentive program, and a generous 401K matching program. How much do we pay (Base)? $114,000-$154,000.


*Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting.  

Travel Requirement

Up to 50% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Agility core practices, Agility core practices, Asset health monitoring, Asset Life Cycle Management, Asset Management, Commercial Acumen, Cost-conscious decision-making, Cost Leadership, Cost Performance Management, Decision Making, Defect Elimination, Digital fluency, Equipment criticality assessment, Equipment strategies, Facilitation, Group Problem Solving, Influencing, Maintenance, history and coding, Maintenance fundamentals, OMS and bp requirements, Plant Economics, Presenting, Process Safety Management, Reliability Fundamentals, Reliability in Design {+ 8 more}

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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