Turnaround Permit Coordinator


Oil and Gas Petrochemical site

About this role

We’re hiring a Turnaround Permit Coordinator for our client to join their team. This is a 3-month contract position that will allow the opportunity to put your knowledge to work every day on a variety of high value tasks.


Turnaround Pre-work Phase

  • Onboard and build competency in Safe Work Procedures, LOTO, and turnaround procedures for control of hazardous energy and permit issuance.
  • Onboard and develop working knowledge of Ethylene One operating systems.
  • Complete a temporary turnaround non-LOTO permit issuer qualification.

    Turnaround Execution Phase

  • As part of the onsite execution team, work with Operations, and Maintenance to support execution schedule
  • Coordinate and mentor a group of Permit Writers.
  • Align permit priorities to schedule progress and critical path.
  • Prepare and write work permits based upon Primavera schedule look ahead, and permit requests entered by shift.
  • Interface with Permit Receivers to document and develop effective permit documents.
  • Perform gas testing and issue permits for work that is not dependent upon LOTO or hazardous energy control.
  • Act as gatekeeper for shared, controlled documents required for permitting.
  • Share current plant hazards and conditions with permit receivers, while maintain close communications with system Operators.
  • Audit quality and condition of Mastercard/LOTO documents and report to the system operators.
  • Respond to routine requests for information.
  • Track and document actuals for permit requests, and issuances by shift.
  • Field audit work permits for compliance, and quality.
  • Assist with shift Safety Observations to trend safety in the area.
  • Attend daily shift starter meetings.
  • File "Closed" work permits.
  • Assist Operations coordinators with schedule status updates.
  • Assists with incident investigations as required by client.

    Turnaround Post-Execution Phase

  • Document lessons learned.
  • Close out the permit trailer.



  • 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate and 5+ years of Petro-chemical, or Power industry Operations experience
  • Related work Permit Writer/Supervisor roles with 3+ years of Petro-chemical, or Power industry Operations experience issuing work permits.
  • Proven capacity to coordinate and mentor a team of workers.
  • Proven competence related to the issuance/receiving of work permits in an industrial turnaround environment.
  • High level understanding of plant system processes.
  • Ability to read P&ID’s.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to facilitate permit conversations that end with a quality permit issuance.
  • Able to work 6x12 hour day or night shifts.
  • Embrace respectful workplace conditions.
  • Primavera TAPS
  • Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency
  • Turnaround experience


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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Gultchan Chevket is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Gultchan Chevket
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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