Lead Commissioning Team Leader

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  • Location

    Cumbria, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months +

  • Expiry date:


We have an opportunity for an Lead Commissioning Team Leader based at Sellafield, Cumbria

Please note this role is inside IR35

Job Role

The Lead CTL has a functional reporting relationship with the Commissioning Manager and an operational reporting relationship with the project delivery manager.
The Lead CTL manages a multi discipline commissioning team and has Area CTLs and Lead Engineers reporting to him.
The Lead CTL is responsible to manage the commissioning of the facilities and handing them over to the operations team in compliance with the Nuclear Site License condition 21.

The Lead CTL is responsible to:

Ensure Safety is the highest priority on the project with a continued strive towards Zero Harm. Ensures that they are a role model for all aspects of safety, ensuring a proactive approach to nuclear, radiological, conventional and environmental safety
Ensures Optimisation of commissioning resources across the BEP project and actively follows and promotes the one team approach across the JV and SL organisations
Manage commissioning teams working shift rotations and unsocial hours

Manages the handover interfaces with construction and operations
Forecasts the commissioning resource requirement, takes part in the recruitment process and works to create a cohesive commissioning team
Ensures commissioning team are SQEP to SL and JV requirements
Produces weekly and monthly reports for inclusion into the overall JV project report
Review commissioning progress and performance and taking appropriate corrective actions where necessary
Actively drives progress to meet schedule deadlines
Share learning and best practice across the commissioning function, incorporate learning from wider parent organisation activities and capture BEP lessons learned to support innovation
Manages execution of the arrangements for controlling, witnessing, recording and assessing the results of commissioning tests for both IPC and ISC
Supports the Commissioning Manager in the production of the relevant commissioning reports specifically the Inactive Plant &amp the Inactive Safety Commissioning Reports (IPCR, ISCR), which are fundamental requirements for the client to apply for the endorsement to carry out active commissioning and the subsequent site licence
Liaise with the Client/NDA/ONR in relation to all commissioning issues as required
Ensure the relevant risks are identified early and managed / mitigated as appropriate which includes regular monitoring of any residual risks
Support the development of a collaborative project culture in line with Collaborative Working Plan
Delegates for the Commissioning Managers role &amp responsibilities in his absence
Actively drives continuous improvement within the commissioning process


15 years commissioning in a similar managerial role for either nuclear or conventional systems commissioning
Experience with GoC CMS (or similar)


Preferred HNC/HND in Engineering related subject
Project management knowledge, preferably APM member