Senior start-up
& commissioning specialist

This position ensures the field-delivered services required to support and grow gas processing and treating equipment are identified, developed and delivered in a professional manner to Joule’s existing and future customer base. This is a senior role that will succeed through a combination of performing and overseeing various consulting services while reporting to the director of field services during the capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) phases of Joule’s equipment and facility projects.


The primary duties of this position are categorized in two phases.


  • Lead operational readiness consulting.
  • Conduct vendor inspections (support senior QA/QC specialist as needed).
  • Write and edit operations manual (in support of project engineering staff).
  • Conduct operations and maintenance training.
  • Provide oversight of start-up and commissioning services.

OPEX Phase

  • Develop ongoing customer relationship.
  • Support preventive maintenance.
  • Conduct customer training.
  • Provide operational optimization consulting and troubleshooting.
  • Identify spare parts sales, support procurement group.
  • Identify operational staffing needs on location.
  • Identify extended warranty.
  • Manage customer satisfaction.
  • Complete all daily field service tickets and get signed by customer or customer agent and returned in a timely manner for invoicing.


  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Active Listening: Give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking: Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring: Monitor and assess performance of yourself, other individuals and or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making: Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate.
  • Active Learning: Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Planning and Organizing: Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people and their tasks; develop realistic action plans.
  • Cost Consciousness: Work within approved budget; develop and implement cost saving measures; contribute to profits and revenue; conserve organizational resources.
  • Visionary Leadership: Display passion and optimism; inspire respect and trust; mobilize others to fulfill the vision; provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and accept total ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to work effectively as a leader or member of a cross-functional team while exhibiting a team player attitude.

Position Requirements

  • Education: Associates degree, or equivalent, in mechanical and/or I&E with certifications on rotating and fired equipment. Business/marketing or engineering degree is a plus.
  • Experience: 15+ years in field services – performance and management roles; 10+ years servicing the upstream and midstream energy business sectors. Familiarity with the following gas processing technologies and equipment types: Propane refrigeration plants, condensate & NGL stabilization systems, fractionation trains, dew point control plants (i.e. JT, refrigerated-JT, etc.), dehydration systems, compression systems (gas and refrigerant), heat exchangers and air coolers, heat medium systems.
  • Software: Microsoft Office, Adobe software, Microsoft Projects, Microsoft Access, AutoCAD, CADWorx.
  • Physical and Cognitive Requirements: See PDF for details.