Commissioning Technical Support -Permiter

St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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The Opportunity:

We are seeking highly qualified and experienced personnel to work as part of the Projects team in a range of areas including services to the team that facilitates execution of capital and modifications/shutdown projects. Knowing what to do, and equally important, not what to do, is critical when confronted with daily unplanned events or circumstances during field execution of projects. Inherently by its nature and type of work, including first energization of equipment, construction in a brown field environment is a higher risk activity, and there is no room for improvisation.

The Commissioning group is responsible for: pre-commissioning (S2) tasks required to verify equipment / component integrity; and, cold commissioning (S3) tasks required to verify logic and controls will function as designed. The newly constructed process systems have been divided into commissionable sub-systems consisting on mechanical equipment, piping and electrical power & controls.  The Commissioning Group will primarily consist of Lead(s), Commissioning Technicians, and Commissioning Technical Support. Each group is supplemented with a construction team, a controls team and an electrical team dedicated to the Commissioning group.

The position of Commissioning Technical Support – Permiter coordinates the Permit to Work activities as it pertains to the field execution of project tasks and is responsible establishing isolation and issuing permits to the Construction and project execution groups. The position will be a direct report to the Commissioning Manager. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for Day to day duties and deliverables as follows: 

  • Responsible for implementation on a day to day basis of a strong health and safety culture in line with Safety and Health and Environment management system.
  • Review work requests received by the construction group and help develop an isolation plan that will allow the contractor to work safely in a Green field and Brown field areas. 
  • Establish field isolations to the company standards. 
  • Verify field isolations. 
  • Create permits using electronic permit system. 
  • Provide direction and support on working permitting.  
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with various project disciplines and the operating group. 


Essential Skills / Qualifications & Assets:

  • 5 or more years of experience as a Permit / LOTO Coordinator with filed level experience developing isolation plans and execution of mechanical and electrical isolations and to verify zero energy state for low and high voltage for large capital projects.
  • Previous field level experience on operating a permit office on large capital projects.  
  • Previous field level experience on LOTO for construction and commissioning activities on large capital projects.  
  • Previous field level experience in an operating plant.  
  • Previous experience on projects is seen as an asset.
  • Comfortable working in a team-based environment while possessing the ability to manage and prioritize day to day duties and deliverables. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use Windows & Outlook. 
  • Strong Organization Skills  
  • Strong Communication Skills, both Written & Oral 


Work Site and Schedule

  • Position is based in Voisey’s Bay, the shift schedule is 2 weeks in 2weeks out, working 12hr days, for the 14days on site. The rotation / shift / schedule may change to meet the needs of the project execution effort. You may be expected to work from the St. John’s office from time to time.
  • The place of work will be Voisey’s Bay Site in Labradour, as a fly in / fly out operation, all employees will be flown to/from designated pick up / drop off points in Newfoundland and Labrador on a chartered service to site at no cost.


On behalf of our client, Ian Martin recognizes the Impact & Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation & the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu & Innuit workers have first preference for employment at the Voisey’s Bay Site.


The Ian Martin Group is an equal opportunity employer.