Commissioning Manager - High Voltage / Low Voltage Specialist

  • Job Reference: R12878
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £42,650 to £62,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + £5141 Allowance
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE has an exciting new opportunity for a High Voltage / Low Voltage specialist to join their Commissioning team. This role will underpin an exciting phase of Capital new build projects in support of the company's strategic goals.

Commissioning Manager - High Voltage / Low Voltage Specialist

Location: Reading area

Package: £42,650 - £62,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience) + £5,141 allowance

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

What will you be required to do?

  • Provide management and governance to maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality across all areas of engineering with specific specialist knowledge within Commissioning and, where required, the nuclear environment

  • Be responsible for the professional development, performance and ethical standards of the staff within their responsibility and reporting chain

  • Appropriately organise Commissioning Teams and ensure key personnel are demonstrably competent to undertake their roles

  • Ensure that commissioning activities follow the appropriate Project Delivery Map from design support through to handover to end user

  • Where applicable ensuring safety systems and user requirements are verified to defined acceptance criteria

  • Ensure commissioning records are maintained to support project handover

  • Be responsible for task management to meet the professional standards, performance and integrity of the work and reporting information necessary to support the project and business objectives

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Project Management experience of commissioning and practical commissioning

  • People management skills and process experience

  • Experience and accreditation in High Voltage activities including:

    • Arc Flash Hazards

    • Dialectic Strength Testing

    • High Voltage Earth Electrode Testing

    • Fundamentals of High Voltage Protection and Relay Testing

    • Electricity At Work Act (EAWR) 1989

  • Proven HV commissioning experience within high hazard error intolerant environments

  • Experience of managing and working with teams and contractors

  • Strong stakeholder communication skills

  • Membership of an appropriate professional institute as an incorporated engineer with equivalent academic or vocational certification (Desirable)

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.