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Commissioning Engineer

companyHitachi Zosen Inova
locationKnoxville, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global market leader in energy from waste (EfW) and renewable gas. HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction contractor and project developer, delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. HZI’s Service Group combines its own research and development with comprehensive manufacturing and erection capabilities to support our clients throughout the entire life cycle of their plant.

Job Description

  • Timely managing the execution of pre-commissioning, cold and hot commissioning and complete start-up work of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Upgrader systems in accordance with the specifications
  • Coordinating and supervising the vendor representatives, including inspection/approval of their systems and proactive claim management
  • Work closely with the overall project manager for the specific project
  • Supervising plant trial runs and performance tests with various vendor and internal automation engineers.
  • Practical training of customer personnel and monitoring their performance/understanding
  • Ensuring the requirements regarding the customer contract, project-specifics and handover of the plant are met, including assisting the Project Manager in contacts with Client representatives
  • Managing and ensuring the preparation of commissioning documentation and supporting the as built documentation including final reports and certificates
  • Preparing the commissioning reports to the project management and to the commissioning department
  • Executes for the Warranty and Service Department in the headquarters plant supervision tasks
  • Executes for the Warranty and Service Department in the headquarters maintenance works
  • Demonstrates leadership and commitment to HSEQ. Actively encourages and leads the HZI and contractor teams to implement and comply with project HSEQ requirements
  • Ensures that all relevant HSEQ requirements are incorporated into commissioning in consultation with site management, HSE and Commissioning team and that HSE hazards are eliminated or mitigated to the extent practicable
  • Ensures that risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) or HAZOP recommendations are reviewed with regards to HSEQ requirements and that work is carried out in accordance with the RAMS / HAZOP.
  • Is responsible for the safety and HSE performance of all personnel under their control, and for stopping work where this might be compromised
  • Supervises and checks the commissioning works being performed by the contractor in respect of timescales, HSEQ and compliance with the approved drawings and standards


  • Must have work experience as a commissioning engineer, ideally in Continuous industrial process or Power plants
  • In-depth experience in interpreting functional, piping and instrumentation diagrams, as well as, electrical schematics.
  • Experience with functional industrial plant testing procedures
  • Very good knowledge of best HSE practices and local HSE requirements, possessing relevant training certificates
  • Demonstrating excellent HSE commitment and orientation, driving by example on HSE main priority approach
  • Working knowledge of PLC programming (Siemens S7 and Rockwell Contrologix)
  • Work experience in a global matrix organization – International experience an asset

Additional Information

We Offer:

  • Responsible challenge with diversified field of activity
  • Team-oriented working atmosphere in an international Company
  • Personal development opportunities through own Inova Academy
  • Opportunity to gain an insight into various technical disciplines
  • Excellent employment conditions
  • Attractive working place (central, good transport links)
  • Modern infrastructure

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently required to talk or hear, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions:                   

  • Primary environment: ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Statement regarding individuals with disabilities:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate the physical and mental limitations of an employee or an applicant.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health safety or environmental risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Statement regarding Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity Employer, all applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation or status with regard to public assistance.

Note:   This job description is not intended to fully and completely describe all duties of the position. Other duties not specifically described herein may be required from time-to-time or as required. 

For HR agencies: Please note that we do not accept applications coming from agencies. Thank you.

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