Turnaround Permit Coordinator


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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Gultchan Chevket
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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