Principal Engineer – Commissioning


Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage, and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit, regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.


The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs and planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.


We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.


Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?





  • Identify requirements and scope of work; review specifications, drawings, and other documents of the project; and establish applicability to the scope of work.

  • Carry out a detailed assessment of the commissioning work involved and assess the available resources and possible constraints in its execution.

  • Ability to review contractual documents and identify project requirements, constraints, and risks.

  • Provide the necessary inputs for commissioning proposals at the bidding stage.

  • Inspect and ensure all construction activities are completed prior to taking up the system for commissioning, and ensure the setting up of safety procedures for the same.

  • Ensure that all safety and precautionary requirements and procedures are followed during the commissioning.

  • Responsible for discussing and getting the approval of pre-commissioning, commissioning, and operations procedures from clients.

  • Ability to lead the subcontractor in the safe execution of pre-commissioning activities in line with the schedule.

  • Manages risk as assigned by the commissioning manager, project management, and/or site management by reviewing risk on a regular basis.

  • Hold regular reviews of risk assessments and meetings with the client on issues such as HSE.

  • Be aware of cost monitoring, control expenses, and report overruns to management.

  • Be continually present on the field to guarantee the quality and progress of the work.

  • Lead commissioning & start-up multi-disciplinary team-building project execution.

  • Clear punch list items as necessary after checking at the site.

  • Regularly contact discipline engineers and supervisors to solve problems related to project execution work safely.

  • Regular communication with the subcontractor execution team.

  • Liaise & coordinate with commissioning engineers and provide them support and guidelines for technical commissioning-related issues.

  • Perform any other related duties and responsibilities as and when directed by the supervisor.

  • Lead the entire electrical commissioning team, be responsible for all electrical commissioning phases, and have a strong engineering background in electrical field devices and control systems.

  • Ability to manage the entire electrical commissioning team and the ability to organize and run the team ( engineers, supervisors, and technicians)

  • Direct the daily activities related to electrical SAT, energization, and functional testing.

  • Provide technical support and problem resolution on different electrical equipment: transformers, HV/LV switchboards, motors, and relay protection systems.

  • Interact with QA/QC to ensure compliance with company quality procedures. Coordinate internal and client audit requests.

  • Able to analyze technical issues and resolve them to initiate an appropriate corrective action and report the same to the direct line management.

  • Responsible to interface with clients as required, attend internal project meetings, and ensure the progress of electrical commissioning discipline in accordance with schedule.


Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  • Engineering Degree, with a 10–12 years’ minimum in Electrical Commissioning.


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