Commissioning Manager

£600/day LTD (Subject to IR35 assessment)

Carmichael are recruiting for a Commissioning Manager, to be part of a defence project, on behalf of a tier one contractor.

As Commissioning Manager, you will assist in leading the Commissioning Team and the commissioning works of the Supply Chain. As well as the management of project commissioning activities to meet the quality, cost, resource, programme and acceptance criteria.

You MUST be able to obtain security clearance. 5 years continuous residency in the UK and UK Citizenship is required. 

An IR35 assessment will be completed to determine IR35 status


Responsibilities will include -

  • Develop working relationships with all commissioning stakeholders including the Client Commissioning Manager, Client Operators and Maintainers, Supply Chain Specialists, Engineering team, Assurance Team, Requirements, Human Factors, Quality, Construction, Completion and Handover teams.
  • To participate in the design process (e.g. Hazard and Operability Studies, design assessment etc.), to assist design teams in producing safe and operable designs.
  • To ensure that testing and commissioning is planned and carried out safely and to be responsible for health and safety at work of all those working under their control
  • To assist with the development of the detailed construction schedule to ensure a phased release of works to support the commissioning activities.
  • To supervise and provide guidance to the Supply Chain and their Vendors that provide Commissioning Services to the Project.
  • To ensure test and quality documentation produced by Vendors are adequate to deliver fully tested systems with evidence of System and Safety requirements.
  • To ensure that Supply Chain contractors tests are executed in accordance with Project procedures.
  • To supervise the safe pre-commissioning /commissioning of the plant in accordance with the project requirements.
  • To feedback technical data obtained during commissioning to Engineering departments, to ensure continuing improvements in design.
  • Ensure the correct procedures are followed for all commissioning works to comply with the Nuclear License Conditions and the Clients Commissioning Operating Procedures.
  • Champion efficient & safe processes to facilitate as early as possible completion of Construction and handover to Commissioning through the Completion database with clear, defined boundaries.


Requirements for this position - 

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institute as an incorporated engineer or equivalent with equivalent academic qualifications essential.
  • The Project Management of Commissioning and commissioning experience is essential.
  • Must have worked in a technical environment with responsibility for the specification, operational performance, maintenance and commissioning of safety justified plant and equipment to the highest levels of quality, safety and security.
  • Experience of commissioning electrical, mechanical and EC&I systems
  • Comprehensive understanding of HSAWA, CDM, risk assessments, safety systems, safety cases and SSoW
  • Able to chair meetings and direct the work to meet the programme.
  • Articulate technical complexities and have very good communication skills


If you're interested in this position, please apply with your CV here now