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Commissioning Lead (PSC)

Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom


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Job Description

Wood Digital Consulting (DC) is currently recruiting for a Commissioning Lead to support one of our UK projects.
This is a hybrid role that can be based anywhere in the UK, mobility and travel to customer sites and face to face meetings with colleagues will be expected as required, followed by site-based work for the main construction execution phase.
Must be able to pass HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.


Support the Project Construction Manager and Project Commissioning Manager in delivery and management of all aspects of mechanical completion and commissioning
In accordance with CDM regulations provide Pre-Construction support to the project
To study and assess the relevant drawings, specifications, and instruction for the functional area of responsibility.
Coordinate with the design team to enhance the design element and highlight any special recommendations to reduce risk or optimise schedule
Constructively challenge engineering concepts with a view to minimizing shutdown schedule
Input to schedule development, defining execution risks in general, and critical path specific risks during shutdowns
Communicating plan to multi-discipline team and updating the plan based on feedback
Assist with development of the Go Technology database, setting up systems, sub-systems, and check sheet allocation
Monitor project sites overall site construction and commissioning priorities by system to ensure project teams meet mechanical completion and commissioning target dates
Develop and maintain Project Skyline and Milestone Chart Reporting
Develop, Write, Implement and Review, update relevant Commissioning Test Procedures and controlling master versions
Understanding overall Commissioning Strategy for project completion
Development of pre-commissioning, commissioning, performance testing procedures in line with National Grid RE-18 procedures
Management of Go Technology database at site
Assist with check sheet inspection/verification
Manage and supervise pre-commissioning, commissioning, performance testing activities at site
In-depth knowledge of electrical systems, including power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, and emergency systems
Strong understanding of electrical codes, regulations, and standards (e.g., BS 7671, IEC 60364)
Proficiency in conducting functional and performance tests on electrical systems using appropriate testing equipment
Coordinate contractor, subcontractor and vendor activities associated with pre-commissioning and commissioning
Interface with Operations Team in commissioning, start-up, and final handover of the facility/plant
Coordinating field activities through discipline lead positions including Operators, Mechanical, Instruments and Electrical
Monitor Quality in accordance with Quality plan and ITP’s
Attend client / vendor meetings in order to achieve the agreed project goals
Input to weekly and monthly reporting
Assist Project Commissioning Manager with management of change
Drive safety leadership and ensuring safe delivery of multi-discipline work scopes
Input to lessons learned


Electrical and Instrumentation Controls background in site commissioning with demonstratable experience
Demonstrate commitment to safety through engagement in Commissioning Permit to Work, Electrical Isolation and Safety Work Manuals to ensure efficient and safe execution of the work. Provides input in the field to JSA’s and Risk Assessments. Monitor workforce’s adherence to Procedures and participate in Safety Walks, attend toolbox meetings
To be conversant with construction/commissioning mechanical completion technology
Must have strong competency in reading design documentation e.g., P&IDs, PFDs, mechanical datasheets etc
Ability to deliver documentation that is technically correct to the required standard and schedule
Understand and control the running of work sites
Experience in industries e.g., Oil and Gas
Must have experience in at least one of the following: Ability to determine pass/fail criteria on UPS testing (ITIC), generators and Switchgear, control narratives, compressor commissioning/startup, turbine commissioning/startup
Experience in Brownfield upgrades / replacement instrumentation and control projects
Experience with dealing with Switch Rooms, Switchboards, Distribution Boards, Lighting, UPS, Instruments, Cable runs, Control rooms, etc
Compressor Station/Metering experience is advantageous
Must have working knowledge of substations and power systems/quality and their associated protection systems such as overcurrent and unit protection and a thorough understanding of harmonics etc
Must have working knowledge of one or more of the following (Flow Computer & Supervisory): Emerson, Siemans, Swinton, Omni, FlowX, EXI, Honeywell (DCS/ Meter suite), PLCs Measurement Technologies, Metering Systems, Flow Computers, PLC & SCADA Systems/Software
Strong leadership and communication skills
Prior experience reviewing and approving commissioning/construction works
Well organised and have a keen eye for detail
Able to operate in an integrated team environment supporting and leading others with a desire and ability to build trust and respect throughout the team
Computer literacy: Microsoft Office: outlook, word and excel (minimum)

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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