Commissioning Engineer

Kent-Romney Marsh
29 May 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview / Responsibilities
The PMR team within the Nuclear Generation Services UK business is looking for a skilled and experienced Commissioning Engineer to join our team supporting our key client EDF, and Nuclear Reactors at their UK plants, on our long-term framework. The PMR team is split across multiple locations in the UK; from our home offices in Knutsford and Barnwood, the client head office at Barnwood and at various plants around the UK. You will be part of a large client lead team at client's head office in Barnwood, supporting multiple projects within the UK wide project portfolio.

About Wood Nuclear:
Wood's nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

The Commissioning Engineer will support either the Project Manager or the T&CP Chair in managing allocated work from assignment to close out covering all duties related to work delivery as requested by the Project Manager in order to ensure that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner to its conclusion.

The Commissioning Engineer role may vary depending on the specific assignment undertaken but would typically involve the activities below:

  • Identifying, implementing, and complying with applicable safety, environmental and quality standards, company procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the Commissioning Team during the commissioning phase.
  • Be a member of the T&CP panel for the project and support the aim of the T&CP.
  • Support the Project Manager with day to day activities required to deliver work in line with the project plan including safety, quality, schedule, and cost objectives.Facilitate and chair project meetings and regular progress meetings as required by the Project Manager.
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation including Commissioning documentation, supporting Quality Plans and other documents as required.
  • Support production of the technical specifications and support the process of contractor selection and contract placement.
  • Review documentation including contractor's documents and drawings.
  • Ensure technical queries are managed in accordance with process and procedures.
  • Perform feasibility studies, site surveys, and liaison with designers and station staff as required.
  • Review of contractors risk assessments and method statements. Carry out duties of APSA when required.
  • Support Engineering Changes and manage the preparation of supporting and affected documents.
  • Prepare commissioning documents and act as Test Team Leader for the T&CP.
  • Manage the delivery of assigned small projects, jobs, and tasks ensuring that the work is conducted in a safe, timely, and effective manner in line with the relevant procedures.
  • Act as the Test Team Leader role within the T&CP.
  • Develop the commissioning plans and the test documentation from the high level commissioning strategy.
  • Plan, Manage, and Direct the commissioning Team to allow the day to day commissioning activates to proceed to programme.
  • Make decisions during active commissioning within your agreed governance and refer to T&CP/PSRG when out with your governance.
To the Project Manager for:

  • Delivering allocated roles and tasks in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals, and objectives, compliant with appropriate legislation, Project Procedures and within the approved project baseline, scope, cost, schedule and quality requirements.
  • Early identification of issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the commissioning, such as NCR's, Risks & Issue, procedural errors.
  • Providing accurate and timely information, data, and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance.
  • To the line manager for:
  • Managing assigned small projects, jobs and tasks ensuring that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner in line with the relevant procedures.

Approvals of the Commissioning Engineer in principle are as follows:
  • Review of technical reports, contractor's documents, and drawings within agreed limits.
  • Approval of contractors risk assessments and method statements.
  • Ensure that technical queries are approved within agreed limits.

Skills / Qualifications
Formal Qualifications

Typically degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline with a formal project management (APMP preferable) qualification, plus Commissioning experience within an engineering environment.

Specific Skills

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including Construction Design Management and Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Knowledge of budget monitoring, commercial awareness and experience at managing contractors.
  • Strong understanding of the need for Quality within the project environment and familiarity with the use and structure of Quality Assurance documentation.
  • Must be well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Being able to manage and direct a team to achieve successful completion of the commissioning.
  • Knowing what is within and outside your level of authority during the commissioning phase and when to seek advice.

  • Suitable relevant commissioning experience within engineering/construction projects, including the application of project management processes, including safe systems of work.
  • Suitable relevant technical experience including the preparation of technical documentation, the review and approval of technical proposals and procedures, experience of construction, testing and commissioning activities.
  • Experience of supervising and setting team members / contractors/sub-contractors to work in their roles and experience in leading the commissioning team.
  • Developing Commissioning plans and supporting documentation, presenting this to the T&CP for approval.

Key Competences

Leadership Competency
Safety - Safety is EDF Energy's Number 1 priority; we must therefore always act in a safe, responsible manner. Whilst Safety is not a behavioural competence, it must underpin everything we do and the behavioural competency statements within this document should be read with this in mind.
  • Business Acumen
  • Challenge and Change
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership Values
  • Building Relationships
  • Leading through Teamwork
  • Open Communication
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Achievement Orientation

Technical Competency

  • Carry out on site duties which includes investigative work to confirm the plant is as per design which may involve duties such as visual plant checks, opening distribution boards and cabinets.
  • Carry out commissioning duties which will allow successful, safe completion and handover of the project as per the commissioning strategy document.

What do you get?
As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:
For you:
  • A competitive reward package
  • Work life balance - We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
  • Family friendly benefits - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
  • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities.
  • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
  • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.
For our communities:
  • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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