Mechanical Commissioning & Pre-Operation Engineer

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12 months
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Mechanical Commissioning & Pre-Operation Engineer

Reference: CBS9JP

Location: Drigg, Cumbria

Rate: £30-£40 LTD, Outside IR35

Job Type: Contract

Duration: 12 months

Contact details: Joanne Anders

Capita Resourcing is the strategic resourcing business within Capita plc. We are the chosen provider of agency workers and permanent recruitment for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) collaborative framework, across nuclear sites and offices UK wide.

The Role Description

To deliver mechanical commissioning and pre-operational engineering activities in support of the Commissioning Manager.

Essential & Desirable Skills


  • Prior experience acting as a commissioning engineer on mechanical and process systems and equipment;
  • At least five years relevant experience and training in the commissioning of systems and equipment and all safety and plant isolation aspects of commissioning.
  • Demonstrable experience in the production, checking and approval of commissioning and engineering deliverables including quality plans, commissioning strategies, test plans, drawings, specifications, calculations, and reports.
  • Broad knowledge of industry consensus standards, processes, procedures and methods relevant to the mechanical and commissioning areas with a full understanding of underlying principles.
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritise own workload against multiple stakeholders and competing priorities.
  • Can demonstrate having the ability to engage and impact on others and work effectively as part of a wider team.
  • Ability to ensure minimum standards and fundamental process requirements are maintained when under pressure to deliver and ability to challenge others at all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven experience in the production of high quality technical reports, specifications and commissioning documentation.


  • Experience in general project management areas, work planning and schedule/programme management.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the development of the commissioning strategy, plan, scope and detailed commissioning and pre-operations activity schedule for programmes and projects.
  • Production of commissioning and pre-operations documentation to ensure appropriate and adequate specification and delivery of system or equipment commissioning.
  • To be trained and appointed as Nominated Person for mechanical and process plant isolations (as required).
  • Production, selection, checking, development and delivery of optimised fit for purpose engineering and commissioning solutions balancing aspects of safety and environmental performance, operational effectiveness and constructability.
  • Generating and/or managing the generation of mechanical design and commissioning deliverables including specifications, calculations, Health & Safety requirements, technical reports and drawings etc.
  • Supporting the close-out of engineering related actions and audits.
  • Ensuring all engineering and commissioning work is carried out in accordance with the relevant Engineering processes and supporting management system documents.
  • Identifying appropriate engineering standards and practices to be used for the delivery of engineering work.
  • Promoting and facilitating best practice and the sharing of mechanical and commissioning LFE across the company.
  • Participation in engineering study meetings, design reviews, HAZOPs, HAZCONs, Design Authority Technical Reviews, Document Review Committees, as required.


  • Ideally accredited by an appropriate professional institution (ie Incorporated/Chartered Engineer) or capable of achieving Chartership and working toward that objective

NuclearWorks welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. NuclearWorks is a trading name of Capita Business Services Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business

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