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  1. East
  1. Permanent
Competitive Salary + Bonuses
  1. Onshore wind
Date Posted16 Oct 2019

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This position is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career in an excellent work culture, with one of the world’s leading turbine manufactures, gaining training and commissioning experience on a variety of onshore wind projects in both Ireland and across Northern Europe. 

Work Pattern: 3 weeks on, 1 week off rotation
Location: Will be based on any of the clients projects in Republic of Ireland for the first 6 – 12 months and then will be moved across to projects in Northern Europe
Extras: Site or hire vehicle provided and accommodation provided for the duration of the project

Job purpose
  • The Commissioner’s job purpose is to take a wind turbine generator (WTG) from a mechanical state into an early operational state including all associated tests and verifications of equipment condition for safe turbine operation.
  • It is the role of a Commissioner to turn a post inspected turbine, into a safe power generating and quality operational state ready to handover not only to service but also to the customer.
  • To achieve this, all commissioning activities are to be executed in a safe manner considering the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.
Key accountabilities
  • Ensure that all commissioning activities and tools comply with general company HSE regulations and specific HSE regulations for construction sites.
  • Responsible for the safety of himself, his partner and other stakeholders affected by their work.
  • Responsible for accurate completion of all commissioning documentation and report the commissioning status to site management.
  • Commission the turbine and its associated assemblies.
  • Report quality, status and progress issues to the site management and Lead Commissioner.
  • Rectify defects during the commissioning process. The windfarm control systems and site communications readiness.
  • Support on Technical problems during the Project Management phase.
  • Responsible for Condition Monitoring Commissioning and testing.
  • Conduct Pre commissioning inspections to ensure turbine readiness.
  • Issue of Q-Notes / non-conformity reports (NCR) during commissioning period.
  • Order parts required for repair through site management.
  • Report quality deviations for input into the uniform snag list.
  • Fix minor quality issues (e.g. cabling problems) upon identification
  • Forward commissioning report for the converter to the converter manufacture (for warranty reasons).
  • Capture data and parameters prior to operational release and send to the Head of Commissioning.
  • Carry out independent fault analysis and repair minor faults to the equipment, with feedback to the Site Manager.
  • Coordinate with the Site Manager the activities related to the switch-on and switch-off operations of the WTG/WF.
Career/Job experience
  • Previous experience as a Commissioner
  • Experience in Technical report writing
  • Experience in electrical / mechanical installation, voltage testing, quality management
  • Experience in programmable control systems
  • Experience with torqueing, bolt stretching and lifting equipment
  • Strong Technical Knowledge of Wind Turbines
  • As a minimum – Substantial experience as an Electrician or Service Technician
Education and qualification
  • Qualified to Engineering Level (HND / HNC) or Degree or equivalent.
  • Completed Commissioning training (off and on the job)
  • Full Clean Driving Licence
  • Fluent in English
  • Health and Safety (LOTO / WTRS)
  • Computer literate, able to use MS Office, Excel Word, Project, Powerpoint
Personal profile 
  • Physically and mentally fit – able to work at heights
  • Excellent fault finding and problem-solving skills
  • Systematic problem-solving 
  • Health and safety aware
  • Able to work with complex systems and processes
  • Able to work in or lead a Team 
  • Willing to travel on regular basis, including weeks away from home. (3 weeks away, 1 week at home)
  • Willing to work shifts, overtime, sometimes at short notice
  • Must have a “can do” attitude

If this sounds like an opportunity that you could thrive in, get in touch today!

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