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Commissioning manager

Sewtec is hiring a commissioning manager to join our award winning bespoke automation solutions company and support our ongoing growth.

Reporting into our controls director, you’ll ensure that all installation, commissioning, test, customer FAT/SAT and training activities are delivered on time and within budget, in accordance with the contract and Sewtec’s project requirements.

Management will be a huge part of your day-to-day workload. You’ll deliver training activities, providing on-the-job training to the wider Sewtec team, and act as the line manager for a team of installation and commissioning engineers where you’ll conduct performance reviews, identify training needs and provide mentoring.

Managing resources to support installation and commissioning engineers, mechanical fitters, electrical fitters, controls/software engineers and technical authors will also be high on your agenda.

As commissioning manager, you’ll be the primary customer point of contact for all FAT activities conducted at Sewtec and SAT activities conducted at the customer’s sites which are based in the UK and internationally. You’ll prepare test documentation (or application of each customer’s test documentation) to conduct a dry run FAT, prior to the customer witnessed FAT/SAT and generate any required commissioning and test reports required prior to and including FAT/SAT.

Creating a fault/issues/observations tracker, including allocation and management of actions to close out in a timely manner, will sit under your remit, as will capturing all modifications made during the activities and reporting these back to the design team for incorporation into the design and/or as-built baselines.

Our commissioning manager will have previous experience of working within a multi–skilled environment and managing multiple commissioning projects in a similar role, delivering special purpose machinery. You’ll also be able to evaluate mechanical and technical requirements and provide viable and innovative solutions in tight timescales with a high level of customer interaction and also have experience in reading engineering drawings.

Having excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels and across a number of teams, including customers, suppliers and Sewtec staff, is key within this role. You’ll be a commissioning manager who has excellent people management and organisational skills and be able to deliver a high level of customer service.

For this commissioning manager role, you’ll need to have a minimum HNC qualification in a relevant electrical or mechanical engineering discipline, and previous experience of PLC programming, control systems, mechanical design or robotic engineering is essential. Possessing significant project management and engineering experience is key, and you’ll also need to be willing to travel and work away both in the UK and abroad.

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If you think you have the skills and experience to join our dynamic, innovative team, please send your CV to

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