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Deputy Commissioning Manager

  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £70 - £80 per hour + £100 per diem if live over 30 miles from site per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 26 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82058_1710500901

Would you like to join an international defence company to support their clients by improving the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets? Due to continued investment, this global business is currently looking for a Deputy Commissioning Manager to join their existing team in Reading (must be willing to do shift work, 11 days on, 3 days off) on a 12 month contract.

The Role

As a Deputy Commissioning Manager, you will be delivering commissioning projects to meet the appropriate national legal requirements and Client's requirement specification, the developed technical specifications and applied standards. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Supervision of the Commissioning technicians under their direct responsibility.
  • Adherence to the agreed Commissioning Quality Management System and ensuring that the commissioning team members correctly apply procedures, codes and standards to commissioning activities.
  • Interface with the Client team and other project disciplines (Design Engineering, Training, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Construction, Operations and Maintenance)

In addition, you will also be assisting the Commissioning Team Leader in the identification of the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) requirements - approval of vendor test documentation, witnessing of vendor testing, approval of vendor test results where required.


To succeed within the role of a Deputy Commissioning Manager, you'll have experience in a similar position and have the following skills:

  • Level 4 Qualification (e.g. HNC) preferred but 'commissioning specific' experience may be considered in lieu of qualification
  • Electrical & Instrumentation and Control Systems commissioning experience
  • Preivously worked in the nuclear industry

In addition, you should also have experience of managing a team of Principal Commissioning Engineers and familiar with commissioning procedures for TCA's, Fob's (or CR's) and handover.

Please note that due to security nature of this role, offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining SC security clearance. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and will require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Improve work-life balance
  • Be appreciated and valued
  • Increase earning potential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: A start date is fast approaching so apply as soon as possible!