Commissioning Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
£33850 - £50800 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2020

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Defence, Nuclear Industry
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Role - Commissioning Engineer

Location - Reading

Package - AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

You will provide due governance and management to meet specifications and acceptance criteria within the QMS and Project Delivery processes and procedures whilst organising and managing commissioning activities, acting as a Commissioning Manager on projects or task based activities when required in support of the CASD Programme and the company's strategic goals.

You will be required to:

Manage the interface between AWE and Contractors

Manage the commissioning of all systems that fall outside contractor's specifications within the project scope

To stand in for the Commissioning Manager as required

Organise and lead the Test and Commissioning Panel when requested by the Commissioning Manager

Prepare the Commissioning Strategy, Commissioning Assessment documents, Programme and Plan

Write commissioning procedures or manage their content, production and approval commensurate with the appropriate Quality Control Grading

Manage the commissioning through organisation of meetings, tests, demonstrations, training events, and performance verifications

Ensure commissioning procedures are followed and signed off with full and accurate records of the test results

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills:

Hold an appropriate qualification in a relevant engineering discipline; ONC/HNC/HND or equivalent

Understanding of Design Engineering, Construction and Handover

Able to organise and execute complex commissioning tests and analyse results

Have a good understanding of Health and Safety

Good communication skills

Ability to Chair a Test and Commissioning Panel

People and process management skills

Needs a good understanding of HSAWA, CDM, risk assessments

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


We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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