Commissioning Preservation Engineer

SPIE Oil and Gas Services

Job Summary

SPIE Services Nigeria Limited is currently looking for a Commissioning Preservation Engineer to join her workforce here in Nigeria. The Commissioning Preservation Engineer main mission is to lead a team of Contactors personnel in executing Preservation activities:

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

 Job Description

  • Establish a Quality Preservation and cleanliness regime that will provide assurance that the plant and equipment will remain in good condition and operable at all stages throughout the project.
  • Ensure the Quality Preservation and cleanliness regime is consistently implemented from Supplier Works through Fabrication, Installation, Commissioning, and final handover to Operations.
  • Implement and Maintain a Preservation Records System to demonstrate compliance to the preservation regime and assure the integrity of plant and equipment.
  • Provide Technical input and approval for Contractor Preservation and pipe cleanliness Procedures during the Construction phase, and manage the process during the Commissioning phase.
  • Engage with Management, Engineering, Operations, and Commissioning to establish expectations and requirements.
  • Provide coaching/mentor national and junior team members as necessary.
  • Engage with the engineering team to ensure preservation requirements are clearly identified.
  • Take ownership of and develop the preservation philosophy and strategy.
  • Develop a suite of preservation checklists, routines, and procedures consistent with the preservation philosophy and Strategy.
  • Review available databases/systems for monitoring and control of preservation regime, recommend and implement an optimal system.
  • Identify and procure any additional resources/skills required to implement strategy / administer the database etc.
  • Review and ensure that preservation requirements are included on Requisitions / Supplier RFQ's etc.:
  • Review Supplier documentation and ensure that engineering has confirmed that preservation requirements are adequate.
  • Ensure that all Supplier recommendations and requirements are incorporated into preservation procedures and project programs.
  • Liaise with Engineering to determine preservation requirements for non-skid mounted plant & equipment.
  • Liaise With Engineering / Vendors / Contractors to determine possible access and optimal preservation regime for all plant and equipment.
  • Ensure Preservation activities are adequately estimated and allowed for within the project integrated plans / Contractors schedules etc.
  • Liaise with Commissioning to ensure that critical preservation is not compromised by commissioning testing/procedures.
  • Liaise with System Handover Management Process (SHMP) coordinator to establish comprehensive Tag. Database and ensure consistency between databases.
  • Manage and audit main construction contractor to ensure de-preservation / re-preservation is properly implemented and recorded:
  • On receipt at fabrication yard/construction site.
  • On installation.
  • During Commissioning.


  • Recognized HNC / HND with appropriate experience.
  • Demonstrable HSSE Leadership and personal commitment to Safety.
  • Awareness of similar safety management systems.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the preservation and cleanliness process.
  • Track record of experience gained in similar oil and gas/petrochemical/power generation related international projects, in a similar role leading to the development of the following skill sets:
  • Involvement with Engineering Contractor and Suppliers in the design phase.
  • Development of Preservation and Cleanliness procedures, check sheets, frequency, and tracking Commissioning Completion process.
  • System Handover Process from Construction, Commissioning, and to Operations.
  • Control of Work processes during execution.

Candidate Criteria

  • A minimum experience level of 6 years or more is required: 

Required authorisations:

  • SAS & HUET
  • OSP


  • English (C-Professional working proficiency).

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