Test & Commissioning Engineer

Test & Commissioning Engineer

Centrax are seeking a multi-disciplined qualified engineer with extensive knowledge and experience in the test and commissioning of gas turbine packages and installations is required to carry out all aspects of testing, commissioning, and maintenance of equipment at Centrax and customer sites worldwide to ensure the accurate delivery of the Test & Commissioning process to the highest standards.

Excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills are required, along with a flexible attitude towards working locations and hours. The post holder is expected to travel extensively overseas to global customer sites to commission products on-site. This post will be Newton Abbot site based when travel is not required.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • As a Test & Commissioning Engineer, you will demonstrate leadership, a willingness to accept responsibility and the ability to supervise and develop other engineers. You must demonstrate the ability to work well in a team, encouraging co-operation in others and working independently when required.
  • Conduct product testing and site commissioning activities at Centrax and customer sites worldwide in accordance with procedures, specifications and regulations, ensuring the successful handover of equipment to Centrax customers. This will include both Electrical and Mechanical aspects of testing, cold and hot commissioning of various gas turbine packages and associated equipment, validating equipment and ensuring compliance with customer requirements.
  • Flexible attitude towards working location and working hours, global travel to client sites as and when required to meet agreed deadlines. The post holder is expected to travel extensively overseas to global customer sites to commission products onsite. This post will be Newton Abbot site based when travel is not required.
  • Prepare and diligently follow detailed Test & Commissioning schedules and programmes.
  • Accurately document test results, collate them in respective databases, and/or promptly communicate to respective parties.
  • Prepare and diligently follow risk assessments and method statements for Test & Commissioning activities.
  • Identify and initiate non-conformances found throughout the process and communicate via the appropriate systems (Faults Database, NCR). Ensure acceptable and meaningful preventative actions are implemented to enhance further product development regarding reliability, cost reduction, Health & Safety etc. Utilise feedback regarding issues with products, practices, and procedures for continuous improvement.
  • Undertake and manage a wide variety of activities, prioritising workload to meet changing work schedules in a rapidly changing environment, including supervising and controlling onsite sub-contractors and activities to ensure that the work is completed to the necessary quality standard and timescale.
  • Monitoring work areas and plant for maintenance and calibration, ensuring availability and conducting maintenance and calibration activities following procedures, documenting and reporting results, improving practices and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Attend and participate as appropriate in various virtual and in-person meetings to ensure requirements are understood and met.
  • Responsible for Health & Safety and Environmental issues concerning testing and commissioning, ensuring procedures are followed, and actively promoting safe working practices.
  • To review and amend as appropriate processes and documentation to provide continual improvement to working practices, processes, and overall efficiency.
  • Provide remote assistance to field service engineers and other commissioning engineers where required.
  • Provide product-related training and coaching to other members of staff and customers.
  • As a representative of Centrax with direct contact with clients, you will always be expected to act professionally and maintain a good working relationship with the client’s representatives. Given the remote nature of some of the sites, self-reliance and self-motivation are a prerequisite.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge and experience in the testing and commissioning of gas turbine packages and installations
  • Multi-disciplined qualified engineer, HNC/HND or degree in an engineering discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organisational skills
  • Ability to understand technical electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Excellent fault-finding skills on both electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • PLC control code understanding and development experience (Allen Bradley RS Logix is preferred)
  • SCADA understanding and development experience (Wonderware preferred)
  • Generator protection knowledge and experience
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Well-informed regarding Health and Safety legislation
  • Understanding of Gas turbine and ancillary equipment operation and control
  • Knowledge of gas turbine performance test requirements
  • Knowledge and experience regarding the vibration and fault diagnosis of rotating equipment
  • Knowledge and experience with communications protocols, Profibus, Ethernet, Modbus etc.
  • To professionally represent Centrax Gas Turbine Division to all external parties


  • Pension Scheme
  • Bupa Health Insurance
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Secure Parking
  • 25 days holiday plus Statutory Bank Holidays

Salary will be dependent on experience and is non-commission based. A company car is not offered with this role.

Please provide a full CV when applying and also provide an explanation for any gaps in your employment history where applicable, along with your salary expectations.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 2 June 2023

Whilst applications from persons meeting all of the essential requirements are invited, applicants must also be working in the UK or already have the right to do so and, where required, must be able to relocate to within daily commutable distance of Newton Abbot at short notice and at their own expense.

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For Recruiters
At Centrax we know the precise type of person who would flourish in our business. As such we won’t consider speculative or unsolicited CVs from agencies whether emailed to Centrax employees or the HR team.

We only use agencies who have signed up to our preferred supplier list and have an understanding of our business. Only our selected recruitment partners will earn a fee where we have instructed them directly within a specific remit.

Date of Advertisement: 6 April 2023
Vacancy Ref. 2309