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Commissioning Engineer

  • Salary: £240 - £280 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Hounslow, London
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 04/01/2018
  • Job reference: J379470A


The Commissioning Engineer will complete site-commissioning activities and ensure work is completed to meet the project programme.

To liaise with the project team to ensure commissioning activities meet the needs of the programme.


  • Ensure that all works and equipment on sites are tested to a plan and commissioned to meet Statutory and Client requirements and all relevant documentation is completed.
  • To support the Commissioning manager/Commissioning Lead and participate as required in dealings with Project Management, the client, other contractors and subcontractors involved in the installation and commissioning of equipment.
  • Ensure all personnel involved in commissioning tests are provided with the information, equipment, tools/services and are SQEP to perform their roles.
  • To accept plant from installation teams in safe and acceptable states prior to setting to work and commissioning activities. Carry out Point of Work Risk Assessment.
  • To advise the Commissioning manager/Commissioning Lead on work pack progress to a completed state for handover to clients or other bodies.
  • To work with the Commissioning Manager/Commissioning Lead and design engineers to perform site commissioning and test activities, to ensure these activities are executed in a safe and timely way and meet the agreed project quality plan.
  • Understand the scope and provide feedback on site test activities to the Commissioning Manager/Commissioning Lead.
  • Advise the Commissioning Manager/Commissioning Lead of any technical or programme issues as they arise.
  • Advise the Commissioning Manager/Commissioning Lead of the risks to the project handover schedule and ensure that they are covered effectively.
  • Be pro-active in recovering problem situations
  • Create and resolve Technical Queries as required.
  • Liaise with design engineers to ensure that information is correct at work-pack hand over, manage software on site, and control test record data.
  • Participate in lessons learned meetings for all completed work packs, ensuring that issues found during commissioning are resolved.
  • Assist with installation proposals and cost estimates used in the compilation of work breakdown structures.
  • Be part of the Team and encourage good communications.
  • Perform "hands on" commissioning engineer duties - setting to work, testing, commissioning, fault finding etc.
  • Perform other duties as considered appropriate by the Installations and Facility's Management.
  • Support and encourage a pro-active health and safety culture.
  • Monitor and review progress against the agreed programme.
  • Prepare ATPs (Authorisation To Proceed) applications, Method Statements and Risk Assessments.
  • Accept handover of installed plant prior to setting to work and commissioning.
  • Supervise and assist design engineers working on site.
  • Produce Shift Reports.
  • Attend or chair meetings as required.
  • Assist with Estimates To Complete (ETCs).


  • Electrical installation knowledge.
  • A good understanding of airport baggage or similar handling system processes and operational requirements.


  • Plant equipment setting to work and control system commissioning.
  • PLC based control systems - typically Siemens/S5,S7, Schneider/Modicon, Rockwell/AB - including the use of appropriate programming packages.
  • Electrical drive setting to work and configuration, including microprocessor controlled drives.
  • Electrical, network (ASi/ProfiBUS) and system test tools.
  • Working within an ISO 9001 environment.
  • Change management (on site software) control.
  • Test supervision and result management.
  • Production of completion documentation for handover to client.
  • Experience of performing similar roles in airports, logistics or materials handling.


  • HNC or degree in a related engineering discipline.
  • CSCS
  • Full UK driving licence

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