The role of a commissioning engineer is needed in almost every sector but is particularly vital in the commissioning of manufacturing and mission critical facilities. A commissioning engineer commissions and oversees the installation of equipment, systems, and facilities to make sure that they function correctly and deliver the expected results. Commissioning engineers work closely with other business functions across projects to ensure adherence to regulatory compliance and budget requirements. It’s an incredibly valuable position that combines theoretical understanding with practical maintenance and installation and requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
What key skills does a commissioning engineer need ?
A commissioning engineer is a specialist role that requires a combination of technical knowledge and expertise, practical work and working collaboratively with multiple teams across a project. One of the most important aspects of a commissioning engineer’s role is ensuring that they are ‘safety conscious’ and can demonstrate this during the interview process. Other important skills that a commissioning engineer should possess are – good communication skills, regimental in record keeping, ability to plan ahead and technical writing expertise. As a commissioning engineer, you will also be involved in many different aspects of a project across various sectors.
What does a commissioning engineer do on a day-to-day basis?
Commissioning engineering is a rewarding career due to its dynamic nature and responsibilities often vary by the day. Here are a few responsibilities that you can expect to undertake as a commissioning engineer with LotusWorks :
Reviewing the technical documentation of existing client systems and machinery to understand their functions and
Liaising and collaborating with construction companies / GC’s to ensure safety and quality regulations are being met
System walk-downs and installation verification on-site
Visiting different remote client sites to oversee the testing of equipment
Conduct equipment checks and system tests in the field to ensure correct operation
Review test results and prepare test reports to confirm compliance with technical specifications
Work with engineering and operating groups to carry out tests and repairs
Why become a commissioning engineer?
Starting a career as a commissioning engineer is a good choice if you are ambitious and love solving complex problems. Commissioning engineers are consistently ranked as one of the most sought-after engineering disciplines and the fast-paced, challenging nature of the role is what makes it so attractive.
As technology starts to play a more prominent role in engineering, commissioning engineers will be one of the last roles replaced by machines due to the complexity of thought needed to resolve very specific issues. Many commissioning engineers are also required to travel as they are involved in a range of different projects. As you travel across the country to work on different sites, you’ll also get the opportunity to learn more about the industry from other engineers and gain a plethora of experience in your role.
What does it take to become a commissioning engineer?
A commissioning engineer is a specialist role that requires a combination of technical knowledge and expertise, practical work and working collaboratively with multiple teams across a project. One of the most important aspects of a commissioning engineer’s role is ensuring that they are ‘safety conscious and have the ability to demonstrate this during the interview process.
Looking for career opportunities?
LotusWorks Commissioning engineers play a pivotal role in ensuring that our client facilities operate as intended. Our commissioning engineers LotusWorkers enjoy interesting, challenging work, across semiconductor, pharmaceutical, medical device, and data center sectors who continuously expand their skillset and knowledge. The company aim to provide work variety, giving people the opportunity to grow and learn new technology and systems and work in multiple locations across North America.
To learn more about current opportunities in the engineering field at LotusWorks click here.