2018 Engineering Graduate Programme - Commissioning Engineer

Our Networks Branch is the largest electricity distribution network owner in the UK, covering the whole of London, the East and South East of England, serving over a quarter of the UK's population.

The UK Power Networks Services directorate forms an unregulated part of the Networks business and focuses on designing, building, operating and maintaining safe, sustainable private electrical and multi-utility networks for owners of major infrastructure. Our most significant projects are linked to the Rail, Defence and Airport sectors making us one of the largest private networks operators in the UK. To support the development of the directorate and the growth of the business the Services Sector is looking to develop its contracts capability and controls.

Job Purpose

The role of the Testing & Commissioning Engineer is to undertake UK Power Networks Services activities relating to commissioning as directed by the UK Power Networks Services Testing & Commissioning Manager and the Project Manager for assigned project.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Comply with UKPN Services and Project Specifications, Testing & Commissioning Plans and Procedures
  • Preparation of Testing & Commissioning Procedures, Method Statements and Work Package Plans.
  • Complete Test Reports/Dossiers to meet the Contract Specific requirements for each Project.
  • Assess suitability of plant as complete and ready for test from the Construction staff.
  • Undertake testing to ensure installation is in accordance with the design.
  • Execute of Commissioning and Testing across interfaces.
  • Maintain Testing & Commissioning documentation and Test Reports/Dossiers.
  • Record any design or As Built Changes as a direct consequence of Testing & Commissioning Tests.
  • Identify any specialist test equipment.
  • Identify training requirements to keep team knowledge up to date with; new technology utilised on new projects, changes in regulations and standards to the UKPN Services.
  • Review and develop subcontractor commissioning procedures to meet the contract specific requirements for each project.
  • Witness Testing & Commissioning by subcontractor and specialist engineers.
  • Attend and witness equipment works tests when required
  • Co-ordinate with substation Project Engineers and provide advice on commissioning activities.
  • In the support of a given project the Commissioning Engineer is accountable for the commissioning activities and must bring to the attention to the Commissioning Manager and/or the relevant Project Manager/Engineer any problems or requirements for additional resources as they become apparent.
  • Liaison with UKPN Services design, construction, planning and commercial teams.
  • Liaison with UKPN Services Health & Safety team for compliance with the roles under the CDM Regulations 2007.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Have achieved or be on course to obtain a minimum of 2.2 degree classification in Electrical or Electrical Power Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Competent user of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of IEE Regulations.
  • A hand on knowledge of commissioning of HV distribution systems, knowledge of commissioning AC/DC rail electrification systems is desirable.
  • Analytical, organisation & planning skills.
  • Health & Safety & Environmental knowledge.

The Graduate Programme

Year 1: The programme begins with an eight-week induction during which time you will gain an in depth insight into our business and will also receive training in additional areas such as finance, accounting and successful negotiation.

You will also attend some engineering specific courses to introduce you to the technical aspects of our industry

Throughout your first year you will have a home base location which for this role will be our Newington House office which is near the Elephant and Castle rail and tube station. You will divide your time during this year between your home base and shorter rotational placements in other business areas across the network.

Year 2: In your second year, you’ll then be placed into your first supported role in the business. During this time, you will receive all of the mentoring and support you need to ensure you succeed. You will gain valuable work experience – not to mention the opportunities you need to gain the professional qualifications to become a future leader in your field.

At the end of the two years, you will then have the choice to continue working in your home base location and business area or at another location. Our graduate career progression policy will ensure that you continue to be supported in your professional development.

Over the course of the programme, you’ll be reviewed on a quarterly basis to monitor your progress and development. You will also have access to exciting opportunities such as attending external industry conferences and site visits.

If you share our values, want to play a role influencing the energy industry’s future and want to join a critical sector at a critical time of change then we believe our unique combination of classroom training, hands‐on work and real life experience as well as competitive benefits will get your career with us off to a flying start

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

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