Profession ​commissioning engineer

Commissioning engineers supervise the final stages of a project when systems are installed and tested. They inspect the correct functioning of the equipment, facilities and plants to make sure they meet the requirements and specifications. They perform the necessary verifications and give approval to finalise the project.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Safety engineering

    The engineering discipline used to ensure that systems, machines and equipment work according to the set safety standards and laws, such as environmental law.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • Project commissioning

    Process of supervising the correct functioning of systems, buildings or plants during the final stages before deployment.

Skills

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Check system parameters against reference values

    Make sure that the measurable factors which define the operation of a system correspond to the predetermined norms.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Conduct quality control analysis

    Conduct inspections and tests of services, processes, or products to evaluate quality.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Collaborate with engineers

    Work closely and communicate with engineers on designs or new products.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Liaise with quality assurance

    Work closely with the relevant quality assurance or grading party involved.

  • Test performance of power plants

    Analyse the performance of power plants by operating the plant at maximum output for a predetermined period of time so guaranteed performance can be established and legal quality requirements can be verified.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Ensure fulfilment of legal requirements

    Ensure that all legal requirements are met.

  • Present reports

    Display results, statistics and conclusions to an audience in a transparent and straightforward way.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

Optional knowledge and skills

nuclear energy hardware testing methods project management fossil-fuel power plant operations test materials geothermal power plant operations power plant instrumentation test sensors maintain nuclear reactors monitor nuclear power plant systems follow nuclear plant safety precautions perform project management test procedures

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