Lead Commissioning Engineer

Full time

Falkland Islands, International


Trant Engineering are seeking to recruit a Lead Commissioning Engineer to strengthen our team overseeing our Falklands Power Plant project. 

Trant Engineering Ltd has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully deliver complex turnkey engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Defence, Oil & Gas and Nuclear.

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering.

Our in-house multi-disciplinary services include civil, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, supplemented by the design and manufacture of Control Panels, MCC’s, PLC’s, SCADA and automation systems. We also provide a range of bespoke modular and containerised water & wastewater treatment and fuel conditioning systems.

We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We are now seeking to recruit an electrical/instrument commissioning engineer to strengthen our team overseeing our Falklands Power Plant project.  This role is for an experienced, skilled, focused and highly motivated snr commissioning engineer to join the team and deliver the commissioning activities of a project through to a successful handover.

Role & Responsibilities:

As the Lead Commissioning Engineer, you will bring demonstrable dual discipline commissioning experience and practical skills to a small team.  Working closely with the HQ Commissioning Manager, you will ensure that all commissioning activities are executed to meet the project schedule requirements in a safe and effective manner.  You will be accountable for the efficiency, quality and safe activities of the commissioning aspects of the projects you are working on.

You will lead designated commissioning activities, within the agreed constraints of time, quality and cost, whilst maintaining the relationships with the client’s operational staff and an excellent Health Safety and -Environmental performance.  This is a hands-on-role which involves actual site work.  You will ensure customer satisfaction and quality is always achieved.

  • Lead designated activities and have responsibility for system commissioning on Falklands Power project.
  • Be responsible for the health and safety of the commissioning activities of the project.
  • Develop relationships with the client to ensure a smooth delivery and handover.
  • Responsible for providing progress updates and raise concerns where necessary.
  • Ensure the commissioning is to the appropriate levels of quality and to standards and manufacturers best practice.
  • Demonstrate skills to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the company.
  • Have responsibility for Method Statements and Risk Assessments for system commissioning based activities.
  • Provide constructive input to the production of commissioning plans, inspection test plans and training manuals.
  • Co-ordinate with the systems integration team to carry out all Site Acceptance Tests and Telemetry commissioning.
  • Reviewing P&ID diagrams and provide strategies to commission plant and equipment to existing processes, in line with client specifications, without compromising safety and reducing risk.
  • Attendance at commissioning meetings with representatives from our clients engineering and operational teams.
  • As requested, undertake Site Acceptance Testing for major items of plant.
  • Liaise with suppliers and subcontractors throughout the on-site commissioning process.
  • Perform and supervise, as outlined in the project procedures, installation tests, pre-commissioning and commissioning tests also equipment handover operational testing.
  • Demonstrate commissioned systems to the client representatives to obtain plant sign off prior to handover.
  • Undertaking client familiarisation training covering both operational and technical competencies.
  • Completion of commissioning records and diaries ensuring that all progress and equipment reports are recorded for the O&M and handover manuals.


Qualifications, competencies and skills:

  • An industry applicable qualification / degree in engineering or science-based subject.  Electrical C&G 2391 and with working knowledge of 18th Edition update.
  • Hold CSCS Card
  • SMSTS / SSSTS or equivalent certification
  • Power / Industrial project experience preferred.
  • Significant commissioning background in the appropriate discipline.
  • Understanding the importance of promoting a safety culture on site.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office packages.  MS Project would be a preferred benefit.

Company Benefits:

At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors. Our company benefits package includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • 24 days holiday (increasing with service) + bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike to Work Scheme

Equal Opportunities:

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age

To apply, please email: kevan.knight@trant.co.uk

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

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