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QA/Commissioning Lead Job


Tioga, North Dakota, US

Job Skill Group:  Facilities & Projects
Date:  Sep 10, 2022


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 



This role is within the Bakken Infrastructure Quality Assurance and Commissioning team, providing inspection, mechanical completion, commissioning, turnover, and interface management functions for Infrastructure projects. This role also requires cross functional work with all disciplines to execute projects and all scopes of work within the Upstream and Midstream business segments.



Mechanical Completion

  • Design and coordinate the implementation of the Mechanical Completion System and Mechanical Completion Database
  • Oversee system and subsystem boundary creation for project schedule and commissioning plan
  • Create document numbering system for implementation into project specific tracking system
  • Define all necessary inspection points per engineering design parameters in conjunction with the Hess QCP and project specific specification and standards
  • Prepare, review, and analyse Mechanical Completion Checklists
  • Contribute to necessary ITR (inspection test records) modifications to reduce redundant inspections and ensure correct inspection procedures
  • Ensure progress updating for contractor visibility and issuance of completion certification and punch list close out
  • Develop testing procedures, project specific leak test and dew point plans
  • Work to ensure vendor Quality Programs meet Hess requirements
  • Work with contractors on development and implementation of ITPs (Inspection Testing Plans) in accordance with Hess requirements
  • Coordinate / perform inspection at 3rd party fabrication facilities as required.


Turnover Coordination

  • Develop, maintain, and monitor all turnover systems for Well Factory, LPG and Infrastructure construction projects
  • Maintain and publish all turnover system definitions and schedules
  • Compile and manage all vendor drawings and document submittals
  • Creation and distribution of requirements for turnover documentation
  • Create and maintain tracking systems to ensure all vendor and contractor required documentation is received
  • Act as liaison with QA for document review and approval prior to submittal in EDMS
  • Ensure turnover follows Hess policies, procedures and standards as defined in construction contracts
  • Provide centralized location for locating all project specific documents to QA/Comm team (i.e., Scope of Work, Contracts, Specifications, IFC documents, revisions, RFI’s, Deviations, etc.)


Interface Management

  • Provide central contact point for coordination between project teams, construction teams, project management teams, operational readiness teams and operations teams
  • Review and contribute to project specific CoS for IPMP process and project utilization at necessary stages
  • Attend and contribute to all critical project meetings with project management teams



  • ASNT VPT/PT/RT Level l
  • API 510 and API 570
  • Preferably have 10 years inspection and/or commissioning experience
  • Relevant commissioning experience with automation and control systems and electrical systems is ideal
  • Knowledge of industry standards, code and regulatory requirements



  • Ability to identify defects in progress and providing timely technical solutions
  • Ability to interpret technical project deliverables
  • Ability to occasionally work a non-standard schedule (weekends, holidays, etc.) to meet off schedule project milestones
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written), including the ability to develop technical reports and responses
  • Ability to manage budgets and 3rd party vendors
  • Ability to work effectively under stress and time pressures


Software and Equipment

  • Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access, and SharePoint
  • Ability to create, update and maintain Access and Excel databases



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered pre-requisites for success and advancement. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships (internally and externally)
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Delivers High Performance




Hess is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to

Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Facilities & Projects | United States| North Dakota | Tioga | | |  | | No | 25913