Commissioning Specialist

Last Updated: 9th May 2018 (over 4 years ago)




Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Trade Qualification

English, German


Osoyoos, BC 587.340.6664 Linkedin profile

Safety Leadership | Meet or Exceed Deadlines
Proven leader with 30 years of process, commissioning, and startup experience. Committed to safety.
Specialized Skills & Equipment:
Oil & Gas | Oil Sands | Petrochemical | Training | Process Simulators | Turbines | Distributed Control System (DCS)

S2F GLOBAL RESOURCES, Fox Creek, AB 2017 to Present
Commissioning Lead
• Team leader; planned and completed startup of the facility, safely and ahead of schedule
• Commissioning and startup of Pembina WASX facility
• EG process, TEG process, Condensate stabilization

IMPERIAL OIL, Kearl Lake, AB 2011 to 2017
Operations Controls Lead
• Trained 100+ operators in all aspects of Kearl Oil Sands, Froth, OPP, Extraction, and utilities using the dynamic process simulator
• Championed alarm management; led team of engineers and operators to identify reason for alarms and implemented solutions to either change setpoints or eliminate alarms, reducing alarm rates to safe threshold
• Built custom operator logs and maintained operator log book software, using elogger software
Froth Operations Coordinator
• Managed day-to-day operations of Froth process
• Worked with maintenance and engineering, optimizing Froth plant for maximum efficiency
• Fully trained and experienced in SAP and MOC process
• Accomplished full production rates ahead of schedule
Froth Startup Lead
• Led startup of high-temperature paraffinic froth process
• Established team of 60 contract and permanent operators
• Supervised startup of Froth plant without injuries and ahead of schedule
Froth Control Room Operator
• Employed by Imperial as Froth subject matter expert (SME)
• Trained junior operators
• Wrote procedures, including test computer-based learning modules
• Configured and tested dynamic process simulator

EASTERN BECHTEL CO, Habshan / Asab UAE 2009 to 2010
Commissioning Supervisor, Gasco Habshan III & Asab II Gas Processing Plants
• Commissioned 4 process trains
• Supervised commissioning engineers and trades
• Facilities included condensate stabilization, UOP gas sweetening, propane refrigeration Ortloff SRP NGL process, GE gas turbines, HRSG boilers, GE steam turbines, and ABB VSD


ALTA GAS, Rainbow Lake, AB 2009
Control Room Operator
• Facilities included Amine gas sweetening, refrigeration, and dehydration
• Klaus sulfur train

OPTI CANADA, Fort McMurray, AB 2007 to 2008
Commissioning Startup Operator
• Commissioning and startup of Asphaltine gasifier; facilities included oxygen / asphaltine reaction, waste heat boilers, amine system, ash processing, and pressure swing adsorption

ALBIAN SANDS ENERGY, Fort McMurray, AB 2005 to 2007
Froth Treatment Operator / Relief Supervisor
• Operated Froth treatment plant; facilities included settlers, pumps, and propane refrigeration system

OKANAGAN COLLEGE, Kelowna, BC 1997 to 2005
Facilities Engineer
• Maintained heating plant and all related building equipment; facilities included fire tube heating boilers and numerous large air handlers controlled by Insight control system

SASKFERCO, Belle Plaine, SK 1992 to 1997
Process Operator / Control Room Operator
• Commissioned and operated 1.7K tonne-per-day anhydrous ammonia plant; facilities included UHDE ammonia process, turbines, compressors, and refrigeration

SUNCOR OSG, Fort McMurray, AB 1990 to 1991
Process Operator / Lead Operator
• Commissioned and operated flue gas desulphurization plant for Union Carbide Cansolv division

PEACE RIVER FERTILIZERS, Kathleen, AB 1987 to 1990
Process Operator
• Commissioned and operated NREN design anhydrous ammonia plant


 Third-Class Power Engineering Certification
 SAP; Management of Change (MOC); ERP; H2S Alive; Confined Space; Ground Disturbance; Loss Control; WHMIS; Advanced Fire Fighting; Incident Command; Transportation Dangerous Goods (TDG); Advanced First Aid
 Senior Matriculation, Romsey Comprehensive, Romsey, United Kingdom

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