Peter John Wright

Bechtel Oil, Gas, & Chemicals | Commissioning and Start-up Manager (Utilities)

About Me

A modern, driven, and collaborative leader who established his career as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer in the Energy industry. As a Commissioning Manager, I recently spear-headed the Wheatstone LNG Project’s major milestone of First Fire to successfully start-up the Project’s first two Gas Turbine Generator packages. Held leadership roles in engineering design, construction, and commissioning on projects spanning six continents. 

My objective is to join a world class company that will harness my project management and leadership skills on diverse engineering projects. I welcome roles that require a mixture of office and plant/field work. As a leader, I enjoy the rewards of coaching and mentoring. Ultimately, I’m seeking a position that will enrich my management skills with a company that tackles complex engineering challenges.

Work Experience

Bechtel Oil, Gas, & Chemicals
Commissioning and Start-up Manager (Utilities)
August, 2015

  • Joint venture $29 billion project consisting of two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum. Managed and supervised the Commissioning Utilities team (25 direct reports, 3 global sub- contractors). Subcontractors included Gas Turbine Generator (GTG) supplier GE and the Pre-commissioning team of CB&I. Instrumental in achieving the Project milestone of First Fire, by embracing a one-team philosophy to drive direct reports, subcontractors and Chevron operators to achieve the collective goal of commissioning and firing two GTGs. Planned and directed daily assignments, responsible for overall execution of these assignments. Responsible for reviewing project procedures, invoices, progress reports, contract change notices, sub-system boundary changes and livening up certificates to ensure safe and operable practices are executed to schedule.