Commissioning Engineer

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Job Title: Commissioning Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Staffordshire

Salary: DOE

Industry: Transmission & Distribution

Premier Engineering has engaged with a key client a leading systems integration specialist within the Energy and power industry. Due to continuous growth and new business they have an exciting opportunity for a Commissioning Engineer to join on a permanent basis.

They are looking for an Enthusiastic Experienced Commissioning Engineer with a sound Electrical Engineering background to join our existing Transmission & Distribution team. The successful candidate will be responsible for all site engineering related aspects of delivering and commissioning of a substation Protection and Control systems. The candidate must also be able to communicate effectively with the customer, having the ability to interpret schedules, drawings and be prepared to be involved in and lead site visits for the purpose of surveys.

This position would suit someone who has a good grounding in Substation secondary systems commissioning and enjoys working in an engineering environment, who is keen to become involved in all aspects of site works and is keen to learn and develop new skills as part of an experienced and committed team.

Role Description:

To understand drawings and test specifications, to complete Site Acceptance Testing.

Fault find any errors found and fix where possible or provide the necessary information to facilitate its resolution by others.

Electrically proficient, understanding of IO (AC & DC).

To be able to mark-up drawings and sign off drawings as part of the testing process.

Demonstratable understanding of communications – fibre optics and serial comms.

Knowledge of substations

Navigation the software RTU/DCS/SCADA as part of the commissioning activities and fault finding.

Articulate and have good communication skills both written and verbal

Essential Requirements:

Recent National Grid Site experience or DNO experience

To have successfully completed Safety Passport training or an alternative safety course

To have successfully completed specific health and safety awareness training delivered by recognised training provider (IOSH, CITB, RoSPA, BSC etc), e.g. manual handling, (preferred qualified to minimum of Appointed Person), lifting operations (banksman/slinger), working at height, CDM etc.

Demonstrable experience of delivering Substation Protection/control systems or E, C&I solutions on site with a track record of success – on time, to specification and within a commercial environment

Must be prepared to travel and work away at customer sites

Full UK driving licence.

Desirable Requirements:

Current NG Person or Competent Person Certification

Educated to at least HND level or higher with additional relevant experience

First Aid at Work Certificate

AutoCAD experience

Personal Qualities:

Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines

Attention to detail with a strong and practical safety ethos


25+ days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

Flexible working

Pension scheme

Life Assurance(4x annual salary)

Private healthcare

Lifestyle screening

Salary sacrifice schemes

Employee assistance mental wellbeing programme

Employee discount at 100’s of UK retailers


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