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Mechanical Commissioning Engineer

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    Up to £40.00 per hour

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    Lorraine Ryan

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    about 1 month ago

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We have an excellent opportunity for a MECHANICAL COMMISSIONING EGINEER to work within the Nuclear Industry for work at Sellafield in Cumbria and Rosyth.

Security Clearance will be a factor and the successful Candidate must already hold or be able to obtain SC level clearance as a minimum and have

The Project is the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo, which is a Legacy and Pond Silo facility.

The contract is now in the third phase (Full Retrievals), which involves further modifications to the silo to enable the eventual installation of the second set of retrievals equipment (currently sitting at Rosyth), along with various productivity enhancements to the existing equipment. This work is likely to continue at least into 2023.

The role will be based primarily at the site at Sellafield, Cumbria, however travel to Rosyth in support of Integrated Testing and training, works testing across the UK, and Warrington head office may also be required.

During the current global pandemic working from home may be required.


Commissioning Engineers will report to the Lead Engineer of their discipline. They will produce commissioning test documents in accordance with the agreed procedures and will lead a team of technicians in the execution, documentation and review of commissioning tests and the results generated.


Supervision of the Commissioning technicians under their direct responsibility.

Adherence to the agreed Commissioning Quality Management System and ensuring that the commissioning team members correctly apply procedures, codes and standards to commissioning activities.

Interface with the Client team and other project disciplines (Design Engineering, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Construction, Operations and Maintenance)

Functional inputs to Commissioning Deliverables.

Day to day progress monitoring and reporting.

Input to, production and checking of Commissioning Documentation (including Test Documentation, Commissioning Reports).

Assisting the Commissioning Team Leader in the identification of the Factory Testing (FAT) requirements - approval of vendor test documentation, witnessing of vendor testing, approval of vendor test results where required.

Responsible for production and checking of the Commissioning Test Documentation.

Ensuring all mandatory test pre-requisites are in place

Carry out Risk Assessment and produce Safe Systems of Work

Responsible for the execution of commissioning tests to schedule.

Responsible for the satisfactory completion of all commissioning execution records and results and control of all raw data associated with the tests they carry out.

Review and support to acceptance of completed test records.

Input to the compilation and review of Commissioning LTR packages. Provision of discipline specific subject matter expertise.

Day to Day planning of commissioning execution activities.


Recognised qualification in a related engineering or scientific subject.
Commissioning experience working on a Nuclear Licensed Site (preferably Sellafield) or a similar highly regulated industry.
Previous supervisory experience.
Demonstrable experience of previous commissioning documentation production
Demonstrable experience across a range of Commissioning projects, topics and processes including nuclear projects.
High degree of PC literacy (Microsoft Office applications).