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Commissioning Manager Bicester/London

Red Managed Services (RMS) is a specialist service company dedicated to all technical engineering aspects of operating buildings to ensure clients enjoy the whole life benefits inherent in their design.

We are looking for an experienced Commissioning Manager for a data centre projects located across UK and Europe

The ideal candidate will have proven ability in running similar projects with a minimum of 10 years industry experience in this capacity; possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both with colleagues and clients with leading client organisations and contractors

Role Responsibilities

  • Review commissioning Tech Subs for technical content and contract compliance and organise workshops with Trade Contractors and the Client to expedite sign off

  • Produce commissioning plans

  • Produce a commissioning programme

  • Produce a test and commissioning tracker document

  • Produce a schedule of commissioning RAMS (Risk Assessments/Method Statements)

  • Review, comment and approve sub-contractors commissioning RAMS

  • Organise and attend all equipment factory acceptance testing (FAT)

  • Produce reports following FAT visits

  • Monitor the equipment tagging process

  • Check the ongoing installation for commissioning readiness

  • Interface with the Package Manager's on installation matters impacting the commissioning process

  • Produce a weekly progress report which will include a drop line of progress against the commissioning programme, dashboard report from test and commission tracker schedule, 4 week look-ahead schedule and a schedule of key issues/observations

  • Assist the Contractors in the preparation of the L1, L2, L3 & L4 commissioning documents

  • Attend daily commissioning meetings to drive the time management and resource planning with Consultant and Contractors

  • Follow up, and manage through commissioning issues arising and get them closed out to agreed deadlines

  • Manage with the Trade Contractors all issues raised and noted on the Clients IRL (commissioning Issues Resolution Log) Note - All issues raised by the client team are on the IRL and must be closed out to achieve FR (facility ready)

  • Liaise with Consultant and Contractors in a proactive manner to close out commissioning issues arising

  • L1 – L4 test witnessing and assisting in dealing with commissioning snags arising

  • Ensuring all relevant parties are on site for each commissioning activity

  • Ensuring all requisite test equipment is provided for each test.

  • Managing labour on site during testing and commissioning activities

  • Collating all test documentation for inclusion within the record documentation

  • Work closely with the BMS commissioning Manager to fully test and commission the BMS interfaces in readiness for L4 & 5 testing

  • Work with the FA Commissioning Manager to fully test and commission the FA interfaces in readiness for the L4 C&E testing

  • Provide assistance to, and interface with the Technical Author in respect of the O&M Manuals - commissioning testing

Role Requirements

  • Fully conversant with ASHRAE testing levels 1-5

  • Understanding of BSRIA and CIBSE guidelines

  • Electrical biased with previous data centre experience

  • Good 11kV experience

  • Understanding of equipment tagging systems

  • Strong use of Microsoft suite of software

  • Ability to produce programmes in Microsoft Project

  • Good communication skills with all parties, including client team

  • Ability to develop good, positive relationships with all parties involved in the commissioning delivery process

  • Proven management and mentoring of people / motivational skills

  • Proven management of situations – organisational aspects

  • Ability to chair, control and minute regular meetings

  • Strong report writing skills

  • Good attention to detail

  • Problem solving skills

  • Management of a team and the ability to review design drawings, specifications and technical submittals in order to produce a commission-ability reviews, together with client liaison

  • Act in an ethical manner and follows the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines


The role will ideally suit UK nationals as we are unable to offer sponsorship at the present time.

Location: Bicester/London

Region: Europe

Salary: Competitive

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