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  • Job reference: RMS0182444

Head of Commissioning

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/09/2017
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (02/10/17)
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The Role:
Accountable to the Engineering Manager for the Technical Contents of all deliverables within the scope of his/her Discipline Unit

The Head of Commissioning will be accountable and responsible for the delivery test and commissioning work packages in support of design substantiation.

To be the company expert and point of contact for multiple projects across the business, advising on all aspects of commissioning throughout the product lifecycle.

Ensure the performance of commissioning activities related to the Unit technical discipline(s) in accordance with the best engineering practice

Responsible for unit resources, management, development and training, compliance with all relevant legislative, regulatory and contractual requirements.

To ensure the final quality of the set of deliverables

To provide guidance of procedures and standards which are the most appropriate for the development of the design

Responsible for the checking and approval of the scope readiness for process stages

Responsible for the acceptance, approval and execution of the test and commissioning strategy satisfying functional and safety functional requirements and chairing compliance reviews..

To escalate issues and seek advice from the Engineering Manager when encountering complex problems

To support the Project Engineer in technical discussion with Clients

To identify the possible need for the acquisition of new knowledge/updates and of technical Know-How development for his/her unit

Identify Client's requirements, scope of works and costs relevant to his/her disciplines both for bids and contract execution

Responsible for all schedules of delivery within his/her unit's tasks / assignments

To apply the company procedures for Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Systems and Organisational Models

Maintaining safety, discipline and control of allocated staff and contractors, ensuring adherence to safe systems of work and HR Guidelines.


Careers in the nuclear sector offer you the chance to work on challenging, interesting and diverse projects. And with the sector experiencing a period of growth both nationally and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the UK market, our client relies on a continuous flow of talent coming into their organisation.
With primary locations in the UK and Genoa, as well as representative offices in France, Romania, Slovakia and Argentina, career opportunities also have a global reach.

The Company:
Your future in Nuclear. Specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions for the nuclear energy, nuclear decommissioning and defence markets, our client is a key player. They design, engineer, manufacture, assemble, test, commission and install, as well as offering ongoing specialist support services. They are a core subsidiary of a global Italian group that operates in over 90 countries and is Italy's largest supplier, installer and service provider in this sector.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Head of Commissioning will have Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Degree Qualified (or Equivalent) - typically with post-graduate qualification (MSc, MEng, PhD).
Test and Commissioning capability - Minimum of 10 years continuous and technical relevant experience of which 5 as technical authority / signatory
Must be a UK Passport holder
This role will require SC clearance to be obtained.
Excellent people management skills
Comprehensive engineering technical knowledge
Conscientious approach to Engineering Design, supported with relevant design analysis background
Meticulous attention to detail
Always strives to provide fit for purpose solutions
Able motivate and co-ordinate a delivery team of Designers
Keen to ensure the requirements of other Engineering and manufacturing functions are incorporated into the design
Maintains an understanding of the latest Engineering Technologies and innovations
Knowledge of the company's provisions indicated in the Quality, Environmen

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Member of IMechE/IET (Chartered Engineer status preferred)
Nuclear Industry Experience preferred
Management and control of Engineering delivery Commissioning teams
Specialism in one or more of the following areas :-
Nuclear Decommissioning / New Build / Plant Life Extension
Remote Handling Equipment
Lifting Equipment / cranes
Bespoke Heavy Engineering Plant
Harsh environment remote equipment
Machine Control systems, instrumentation and process applications
Plant wide automation
Complex safety related high integrity plant and equipment and system automation

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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