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General Electric Lead Commissioning Specialist in Stafford, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

As a Lead Commissioning Specialist, you will be technically responsible for the preparation of commissioning specification and execution of the energised testing at site. As the most senior member of the test team, you will lead the system test engineers & review site test results.

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Purpose of the job.

As a Lead Commissioning Specialist, you will be technically responsible for the preparation of commissioning specification and execution of the energised testing at site. As the most senior member of the test team, you will lead the system test engineers & review site test results.

Main duties and responsibilities will include.

  • Lead the execution of HVDC System Tests on-site in line with the requirements of the specification.

  • Prepare/contributing to the generation of commissioning test procedure in coordination with System Engineering and reference to contractual requirements and international standards.

  • Responsible for the preparation / revision of additional testing procedures when required.

  • Performing tests of commissioning test procedure on Real Time Digital Simulators prior to commissioning at Site.

  • Prepare/contributing to the test programs and anticipate test durations for preparation of test programs

  • Updating and reviewing the test schedule on a daily and weekly basis with customer to be managed by customer alongside the Site Commissioning Manager.

  • Preparation of power schedules and daily and weekly power profiles.

  • Ensuring that the tests are conducted in accordance with the test procedure agreed and documented.

  • Responsibility for working with customer for coordination of HV switching and power control.

  • Reviewing the station/converter behaviour (interaction with the AC network) to ensure that the performance is satisfactory and that any unpredicted behaviour is documented and evaluated before tests proceed.

  • Ensuring that the test results are captured and logged correctly and that the test reports are kept up to date.

  • Issuing a daily report to various stakeholders at the end of each day of testing. This is joint activity with Site Commissioning Manager.

  • Gathering a return of experience throughout the execution of the testing of each project, to provide a conclusive report on the return of experience at the end of the project.

  • Reporting on regular basis (daily and weekly) to the Commissioning Team Manager & Project Manager the progress of system tests.

  • Highlighting potential and observed additional costs to avoid overspend and permit potential claims for changes to be realised.

  • Reviewing the test schedule performance versus the initial target overall testing program schedule.

  • Responsible for control and follow-up, in collaboration with the site manager of:

  • Testing and measuring equipment (status, validity of calibration certificates).

  • Safety equipment related to electrical activities.

  • Explain Safety moment and test plan to all the stake holder at the beginning of the day.

Lead Commissioning Specialist requirements.

  • Successfully completed vocational training with ideally at least 10 years of proven experience in the position of Commissioning Engineer in High Voltage field, preferably experience as a Site Commissioning Manager. Good knowledge of overall 400kV substation, HVDC system (LCC/VSC/SVC) including control and protection system is essential.

  • Knowledge of Overall HVDC System Operational behaviour and impact on equipment to make decisions when leading system testing at site is essential.

  • Strong communication skills with a fluency in English language.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel is required, and Microsoft project would be beneficial.

  • Knowledge of Fault Recorder (TFR) systems is essential.

  • Understanding of substation control and protection systems and HV equipment operation is beneficial.

  • Experienced working alongside GE would be advantageous although non-critical.

  • Must be able and willing to work both in Stafford and on sites worldwide for extended periods.

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Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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