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Commissioning Manager - District Heat Networks

  • Job reference: 923054
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: GBP50000 - GBP56500 per annum + additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure, M&E Management
  • Date posted: 14/12/2018

Commissioning Manager - District Heat Networks

Location: Reading

Salary: Up to £56,500 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus



As Commissioning Manager, you will be responsible for defining and writing the project specific commissioning requirements; stipulating the tests, inspections and commissioning activities required to be successfully completed to permit the handover of energy centres and district heat networks from a developer/ principal contractor to the business.

You will lead with onsite commissioning activities and energisation of plant, both as individual items of plant as well as a collective/ integrated system, conducting factory acceptance tests and site acceptance tests. You will be supported by and work alongside Technical Project Managers, Construction & Installation Project Managers and Operations & Maintenance Engineers.

You will have a pivotal role acting as a "gate keeper" between the developer/ principal contractor and the business regarding the acceptance of assets, therefore you will need to be comfortable having challenging conversations with these parties justifying why an asset should, or should not, be adopted.

Skills and Experience

You will be a degreed engineer with experience of commissioning activities for district heat networks and energy centres, or similar industry. You will have strong technical report writing skills and must be able to read/ understand and interpret schematics and engineering drawings.

Highly desirable will be your ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of CIBSE/ Building regulations, alongside CDM, PUWER and PSSR regulations as well as DSEAR regulations and the Fire Safety Order. Knowledge or qualifications in ISO 9001 and 14001 would also be an advantage.


The business deliver multi-utility infrastructure and distributed energy networks for large scale developments across the UK, offering market leading solutions for our customers' electricity, gas, water and heat needs. We can bring significant investment, providing a range of funding and asset management options for utility infrastructure projects.

The Heating & Cooling business contributes to the multi utility solution by delivering (design, build or adopt and operate & maintain) district heat networks and energy centres for our clients.


We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.