Interim Commissioning Manager


Responsible for leadership of the commissioning activities for all vessels being built at our client.

Recruit a depute commissioning manager and train and support them to be capable of taking on the Commissioning Manager role on 802 as a minimum.


Planning and Strategy

  • Responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the Testing and Commissioning (T&C) Strategy for the business and each vessel.
  • Responsible for continually reviewing the commissioning strategies; updating, revising and reporting on progress as necessary, to ensure the process meets the project requirements.
  • Ownership and accountability of the T&C activities in the programme plan.

Design Development and Documentation

  • Manage the production of test and commissioning documentation to support the full T&C programme.
  • Support the design to ensure systems can be tested and commissioned.
  • Identify and include test and commissioning requirements in supplier technical specifications.
  • Liaise with equipment / system suppliers to ensure T&C requirements are incorporated in the vessel design.
  • Support equipment Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT’s).

Test and Commission Execution

  • Deliver the T&C element of the overall programme.
  • To lead an integrated team for commissioning.
  • To work with production on the handover of systems for commissioning.
  • To develop, manage and agree the sea trials programme with the customer and internally.


  • To work with the Client and third-party verification bodies to agree the acceptance strategy for each vessel.
  • Ensure that the contract requirements for acceptance are reflected in the design, supplier contracts and the programme.
  • To manage the acceptance process.

Departmental Policies, Processes & Procedures

  • Responsible for the development of new T&C policies and procedures.
  • Managing the approval process of new T&C policies and procedures.
  • Managing the implementation of all T&C policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for setting and ensuring adherence to departmental and programme KPI’s.

Departmental Resourcing

  • Responsible for department budget.
  • Responsible for allocating resource effectively and appropriately.
  • Identifying resourcing shortfalls in recruitment and devising a business case for additional staff when required in line with Company procedures.
  • Role of Interview Panel Member.
  • Responsible for Line Manager and Department Induction of new employees.


Learning and Development

  • Managing your own performance and development and taking responsibility for supporting the development of others.
  • Establish and maintain the staffing structure of the Team. Assign work responsibilities, set expectations and provide performance feedback.
  • Responsible for development of personal development plans for procurement employees.


  • Leading the business and managing change
  • Service delivery
  • Driving performance & standards
  • Applying professional standards
  • Analysing & judging
  • Planning & organising
  • Managing People
  • Developing self & others
  • Working together & valuing difference
  • Effectively communicating & managing relationships


  • Relevant experience – 10 years in a marine or offshore commissioning environment
  • Computer literate – commissioning management systems
  • Be able to absorb and assess information quickly
  • Effective communication and networking skills with social confidence, good team worker
  • Logical reasoning with can do attitude


Third level qualifications in relevant field i.e. Marine Engineer’s ticket.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Port Glasgow (UK)

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