Instrument Commissioning Technician

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Position Type
Fixed Term
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
Oil & Gas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for an Instrument (C&A) Commissioning Technician.


Purpose / Role

  • To execute electrical pre - commissioning / commissioning work scope in a safe manner and in accordance with contract specifications / requirements and schedule
  • Provide support to the Snr Electrical Technician / Electrical Commissioning Engineer
  • Under safe systems of work, function testing of electrical plant and equipment in both onshore and offshore locations, (see Note 1)
  • Offshore work scope will require working in Hazardous areas and therefore the candidate MUST be COMPEX trained and able to demonstrate a good understanding of the risks associated with working in a Hazardous area

Key aims and objectives

  • To perform the work in accordance with the specified safety standards / project requirements / work packs
  • To support the commissioning team to function, test the Electrical / Instrument systems in accordance with project technical procedures

Prime responsibilities and duties

  • Function test and repair, the mechanical system in accordance with mechanical completion, pre commissioning, commissioning procedures
  • "Red line" project drawings and procedures with any changes made during testing
  • Review construction documentation prior to executing commissioning activities
  • Complete the project Completion System in accordance with project completion procedures
  • Ensure all activities are carried out in a safe manner using Wood procedures (Task Risk Assessment, TRIC etc.)
  • Ensure all activities are implemented in a safe manner and in accordance with the project PTW system

Allied occasional duties

  • Liaise with support vendors as required
  • Deputize for Senior Commissioning Technicians if required 

Key internal interfaces 

  • Senior Commissioning Technicians
  • Discipline Commissioning Engineers
  • Construction personnel
  • Completions Coordinator
  • HSSE and Quality Reps

Key external interfaces

  • Client commissioning personnel
  • Operations & Maintenance personnel
  • Site vendor reps

Skills / Qualifications

Qualifications / Training



  • Recognized Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Technical qualification with applicable electrical background - ONC in Electrical Engineering (preferred) / BTEC / C&G etc.
  • IT Literate (Excel / Word / PowerPoint) 


  • BOSIET / UKOOA Medical (or equivalent)
  • Wood Mandatory Training (Induction, Risk Assessment etc.)




  • 5 years demonstrable experience in an E&I Commissioning Technician role, with a proven background of delivery
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of E&I equipment / system commissioning
  • Ability to demonstrate good understanding of risks associated with working in Hazardous Areas
  • Good knowledge of O&G related SHEQ safe working practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the completions process and the ability to understand / complete related check - sheets


  • Offshore experience in a similar role
  • JMS experience

Personal qualities, aptitudes, and skills

  • English - basic essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to safety
  • Flexible - able to comply with company and client requirements
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Confident - ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work in a multi - cultural environment
  • Desire to learn and develop skills and knowledge

Competencies - Generic

  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of HSE safe working practices and procedures (including isolation procedures) and able to implement these during completion of work scope
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to complete applicable commissioning documentation (including test records, daily logs, fault reports and permit to work system) accurately and to a good standard
  • Ability to understand / implement applicable working practices / procedures
  • IT Literate in major software packages (e.g. Word / Excel)

Competencies - technical

  • Conversant with the completions / commissioning process
  • Ability to understand / project procedures and drawings in particular extensive understanding of P&ID’s / SLD’s / D&ID’s etc.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of electrical and instrument systems including installation, testing, commissioning, fault finding and general O&M of electrical equipment and components
  • Ability to identify PTW requirements and complete associated method statements / risk assessments for the safe execution of work scope

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.

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