Graduate Commissioning Manager -


RED is seeking an ambitious and articulate Graduate to be based in its London office to support the delivery of commissioning management projects for an expanding client base.

You will have a relevant qualification in a Building Services Engineering discipline (minimum HNC) and a background in M&E contracting of physical commissioning with previous site experience.

Role Requirements

  • BSc/BEng/MEng (or equivalent) in Building Services Engineering discipline
  • Working towards MCIBSE/MIET professional membership or equivalent
  • Up to grade 3 with the Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA)
  • Has a desire to work towards Chartered Engineer status
  • Has an understanding of ASHRAE testing levels 1-5
  • Understanding of BSRIA and CIBSE guidelines and the UK Building Regulations
  • Proven management of situations – organisational aspects

Skills/Specific Knowledge

  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good understanding of building services systems (including HVAC, electrical and public health)
  • Basic understanding of key Health and Safety issues and legislation
  • Basic understanding of British Standards
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications word, excel etc.
  • Knowledge of IT based calculation and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and good time management
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ideally have previous site experience
  • Ability to travel to sites within UK and across Europe
  • Ability to produce programmes in Microsoft Project
  • Ability to attend and minute regular meetings
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to develop good, positive relationships with all parties involved in the commissioning delivery process
  • Basic working knowledge of CAD functionality

Role Responsibilities

  • Undertakes project work, taking delegated responsibility for the preparation of commissioning management duties for Mechanical or Electrical installations
  • Data manipulation of original drawings according to specification revisions
  • Carries out independent reading and research to support drawing/specification accuracy
  • Liaison with various contractors re designs and co-ordination of installations
  • Able to carry out site surveys and produce associated reports with guidance from Senior Engineer.
  • Ensures document control requirements are fulfilled prior to issue by making sure commissioning plans, programmes and RAMS reviews have correct titles etc and are in correct order
  • Preparation of specification modifications (word or excel)
  • Review commissioning Technical Submittals for technical content and contract compliance and organise workshops with Trade Contractors and the Client to expedite sign off
  • Assist with the writing of commissioning implementation plans
  • Assist with producing a commissioning programme
  • Produce a test and commissioning tracker document
  • Produce a schedule of commissioning RAMS (technical methodology documents / Risk Assessment Method Statements)
  • Review, comment and approve sub-contractors / vendors commissioning RAMS
  • Organise and attend equipment factory acceptance testing (FAT) along with Senior Commissioning Engineers
  • Assist with producing reports following FAT visits
  • Monitor and manage the equipment tagging process (ASHRAE commissioning levels)
  • Visit sites and check the ongoing installation for commissioning readiness
  • Interface with the Package Manager's on installation matters impacting the commissioning process
  • Assist with producing a weekly progress report which will include a drop line of progress against the commissioning programme, dashboard report from test and commission tracker schedule, 2 and 4 week look-ahead schedules and a schedule of key issues/observations
  • Assist the Contractors in the preparation of the L1, L2, L3 & L4 commissioning test script documents
  • Attend weekly 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 perquisite information for test equipment and building services systems is provided for each test
  • Managing the commissioning 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 L3, 4 & 5 testing
  • Work with the Fire Alarm (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 test documentation
  • Be part of a team and have the ability to review design drawings, specifications and technical submittals in order to produce commission-ability reviews, together with client liaison

Specific Business Understanding 

  • Background in M&E contracting or physical commissioning with previous site experience and a passion for building services commissioning
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy
  • Act in an ethical manner and follow the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines of the Group


This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to working with a rapidly expanding company on a varied selection of projects.

Salary commensurate with experience.   

Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.  

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

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

Interested applicants may send their resume to


Location: London

Region: Graduate

Salary: Competitive

Ready to join the team?

If you think you have what it takes to join an award winning team and help RED continue its exciting journey, we want to hear from you.