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Contract: Site Inspector - Major Oil and Gas Producer / Canada

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Location: Calgary, Canada
We are a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the Oil & Gas Industry. Our valued client, a major Oil and Gas producer, has an opportunity for a Site Inspector for an 11 month contract in Cold Lake, AB. 


The Site Inspector, regardless of discipline, functions as a member of the Project Inspection Quality Assurance Team.  Each discipline inspector will monitor, assess and verify quality inspection activities performed by the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractor(s) on the Project.  The Site Inspector (SI) will be expected to assist the Contractor to successfully implement its approved Quality Plan, ITPs and control procedures to ensure the equipment and materials supplied to and installed at the job site meet all specification and statutory requirements.


  • Act as the owner’s inspector under the ASME B31 codes for all piping fabricated / repaired and installed at site.
  • Be accountable for the implementation of the ABSA approved non-hydrotested closure weld procedure at site.
  • Act as the owner’s inspector for all ASME Section I, IV and VIII repairs. Provide QA oversight of the repairs ensuring that the IOR repair procedure is implemented by the repair contractor (H/W/R points on the ITP are properly addressed).
  • Be accountable for the plant piping inspection program.
Specific accountabilities for Owner’s inspector for piping built and repaired to ASME B31 codes

  • Review all piping QA work packages prior to the start of piping fabrication:
    • Update AB-83 tracking log for the new piping package
    • Review scope of work for each package to determine the level of owner’s engagement in QA oversight
    • Review ITP and establish H / W / R points
    •  Based upon the service, determine if the hydrotest will be witnessed or a review of the hydrotest package is adequate
    • If there are any issues with the QA package that was issued to the owner’s inspector for sign off / acceptance, the owner’s inspector will log the deficiencies and return the package to the contractor
    • QA oversight:
      • Complete required inspections as determined by the inspection points established on the ITP
      • Complete random inspections during the course of the fabrication process
      • Review completed QA package after fabrication and testing has been completed:
        • Verify the package is accurate and correct
        • Sign off on the AB-83 as the owner’s inspector
        • If there are any issues with the QA package that has been turned over for sign off / acceptance, the owner’s inspector will log the deficiencies and return the package to the contractor
        • Update AB-83 tracking log on the status of the piping package
  • Deficiency log and NCRs:
    • Summarize the issues resulting in rejection of each of the QA packages and log the findings in the deficiency log
    • Once per week or after a review of 20 packages, summarize the issues that resulted in rejection of the packages and issue a NCR using the IOR PEIMP NCR form. Copy of the completed NCR form and supporting documentation to be logged in the inspection sharepoint site.
  • Bi-Weekly QA meetings with contractor:
    • Owner’s inspector will chair a meeting with the contractors QC personnel to:
      • Summarize the findings of the QA package reviews and resulting NCRs
      • Status update for: 
  • AB-83 tracking log
  • Closure weld tracking log
  • Discuss new business – look ahead for what work is coming up
  • NCRs
Specific accountabilities for the Owner’s Inspector for the completion of non-hydrotested closure welds completed under IOR’s PEIMP:

  • Review of closure weld waiver request forms and QA work package prior to the start of work:
    • Verify that the closure weld waiver request form is properly filled out and that all associated documentation is submitted with the waiver request – P&IDs, ISOs detailing location of closure weld
    • Verify through walk downs of the locations that the closure weld is valid – no isolation points
    • Verify that facility engineers have signed off on the waiver request form – flexibility / stress analyses
    • Review the ITP / Travel Sheet and assign H/W/R points for the in-process examiner
    • Ensure an in- process examiner is assigned to the closure weld to ensure compliance with the travel sheet
    • Owner’s inspector to approve the waiver request and log the closure weld
  • QA oversight:
    • Owner’s inspector to verify that the in-process examiner is providing the QA oversight for the duration of the closure weld and signing off on the established H/W/R points
    • Verify that the in-service leak test is completed and witnessed by both the in-process examiner and the contractors QC personnel
    • Completed QA package is submitted to the owner’s inspector for review and acceptance
Specific accountabilities for the Owner’s Inspector in providing QA oversight for repairs to ASME Section I, IV and VIII under IOR’s PEIMP:

  • Review the IOR approved repair procedure and ensure that the contractor completing the repair has addressed all the requirements of the repair procedure on the ITP.
  • Establish H / W / R points and sign off on the ITP prior to the start of work
  • Complete the required inspections ensuring that the repair is completed as per the IOR issued repair procedure
  • Sign off on the ITP after all NDE and hydrotesting has been completed
  • AB-40 to be forwarded to IOR Chief Inspectors for sign off certifying the repair
Specific accountabilities for the Owner’s Inspector in providing oversight of the in-service piping inspection program under IOR’s PEIMP:

  • Single point contact for the implementation and sustainment of the in-service piping inspection program
  • Establish a process where the inspectors provide a daily summary of their inspection findings and issues
  • Complete walk downs of the piping systems to validate the findings and make recommendations for increased UT inspection if required
  • Provide IOR planners with a list of items that require maintenance notifications
  • Bi-weekly Interface with the BTC on all findings and recommendations
Other Activities for the Owner’s Inspector:

  • Complete QA attests on the contractor quality program which will also include:
    • Heat treatment
    • NDE
  • Assist IOR integrity inspector in the data gathering for reporting unsafe conditions and accidents to regulatory bodies

In addition to all Level 1 and 2 tasks and responsibilities, Level 3:

  • Provide expertise to site team to avoid/resolve quality problems
  • Attend and contribute to kick-off, pre-inspection and alignment meetings as necessary
  • Confirm readiness to work, including evaluating the status of key documents
  • Monitor Contractor’s and Suppliers’ quality assurance and quality control activities
  • Perform assessments of the Contractor’s and Suppliers’ quality processes and procedures
  • Perform inspections and verifications during construction and/or fabrication activities in accordance with requirements of the Inspection and Test Plans
  • Witness Contractor’s activities and endorse Contractor’s and Suppliers’ quality records, as appropriate
  • Witness acceptance tests and perform final quality check prior to acceptance of equipment and materials, as appropriate
  • Steward non-conformance within scope of responsibility
  • Provide early warning of potential quality problems

  • 20+ years’ experience executing quality assurance/control of engineering, procurement, or construction activities.
  • Technical training or high school diploma.
  • Technical discipline certifications commensurate with work experience.
  • CWB 178.2 Welding Inspector (minimum level 1)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in design, fabrication or examination of industrial pressure piping
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with pressure vessel repairs
  • Knowledgeable in ASME B31 and CSA Z662 codes
  • Willing and able to business travel (domestic/overseas) to project sites to provide various levels of support
  • Candidate must be able to integrate well into team, accept decisions, quickly learn job specification and function effectively

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