Commissioning Permit to Work Engineer

General Electric

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Commissioning Permit To Work Engineer (PTW E)

Power Steam Power Systems

GE Power

South Africa

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Role Summary/Purpose

Within the project organization the PTW E communicates with all the persons who are in charge to perform or supervise the work where permit to work must be applied in accordance with the Permit to Work procedure. The PTW Engineer is responsible for managing the proper application of the Permit to Work System on site according the instructions from the COMM.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the site-specific Permit to Work Procedure and safety guidelines satisfy the local rules and regulations
  • Ensures that the information notified on the Permit to Work documents are clear and complete
  • Organizes and manages display and/or filing system for the PTW documents
  • Organizes the PTW equipment in the site office (locks, tags, forms, key-system, etc.)
  • Leads PTW team to ensure that CSR and PTW system functions in line with procedures and commissioning to progress with unnecessary and avoidable interruption
  • Ensures that all people nominated by the COMM/SIM/CM,OCM, partners and subcontractors are trained to an appropriate level in the commissioning safety rules (PTW-system) according to their function on site. Delivers site training presentations on CSR and PTW to ensure competency. At the end of the training, a test has to be passed by all attendees of the training. The PTW Engineer has to file all the test results and forward a copy of all test results to the COMM
  • In the PTW issuing process, she/he receives the PTW requests, requests Hazard Identification from the Responsible Engineers, updates the Index Log, applies the isolations and tags if requested by the authorized person and places the keys in the Lock-Box. Put the PTW form (signed by himself and also from the PTW holder) into the Lock-Box and locks the Lock-Box. She/He monitors any changes that could affect work in progress and re-calls and re-issues PTW as required
  • In the PTW Clearance and Cancellation process, she/he receives notifications from PTW holders when they finished their works and informs the Responsible Engineers accordingly, she/he releases the keys controlling the isolation points, removes locks and tags from isolation points and cancels the PTW and updates Index Log entry
  • In the Access Permit Process, she/he has similar responsibilities as described in the PTW issuing and cancelling process, as far as applicable
  • Gives advices, when required, to the Responsible Engineers for a Hazard Identification or Risk assessment
  • Carried out regular routine work place audits to ensure PTW / CSR compliance
  • In case of a PTW audit, she/he assists the Auditor in reviewing the compliance with the PTW procedure and implements identified corrective actions, within the timescale agreed with the auditor
  • Ensures that all the precautions have been taken and put in place before the job, during the job and after the job to ensure safe work conditions
  • Communicate all concerns over any potential PTW system anomalies and where these anomalies’ have potential to cause harm immediately stops work and informs COMM
  • Ensure PTW E attendance at daily commissioning meeting and communicates recent progress and relevant items of note to PTW team
  • Works closely with Construction PTW team to ensure clear communication and harmony between Construction and Commissioning PTW system
  • Collects information about all cross-boundary interfaces between GE and external scope
  • Ensure the coordination with the customer PTW system, if applicable
  • Project specific responsibilities or conditions must be revised in the project specific PTW procedure


  • Mandatory (MUST)

Several years practical work experience in PTW / Safety role in power plant erection, commissioning, operation or maintenance, preferable in electromechanical areas
Previous Authorisation in PTW / CSR role
Knowledge on the process of electrical power plants or/and associated equipment
Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location

Desirable (NICE TO HAVE)

Recognised Safety qualification related to on site Safety or Permit to Work

Desired Characteristics

  • Fluent in spoken and written English and local language(s) used on site

Career Level



Project Management



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