Testing Commissioning Manager

Our clients have an enviable history of delivering rail engineering projects worldwide – from inception through to project close out. It’s an exciting time for our business as we’re working on highly varied projects ranging from small and niche to large and multi-disciplinary.

They currently have a requirement for a Testing Commissioning Manager on our Thameslink Project in London


The duties will include but are not limited too:

  • Ensuring the safe testing and commissioning of completed installations to achieve the necessary plant performance in accordance with the Project programme requirements.
  • Developing the Testing and Commissioning Strategy for the Project and thus establish the sequence, scope and detailed breakdown by discipline of the packages to be handed over by the Project.
  • Establishing Documentation Systems required for undertaking and recording all Testing and Commissioning activities.
  • In conjunction with the Implementation Manager developing and managing Testing and Commissioning programmes.
  • In conjunction with the Implementation Manager identifying the requirements and assisting in the recruitment of Testing and Commissioning resource.
  • Production of the Testing and Commissioning Strategy for inclusion in the GRIP 4 Stage of the Project.
  • Identifying any particular Testing/Commissioning requirements/features that may need to be incorporated into the design of equipment/systems.
  • Managing the production of System Commissioning requirements / specifications / procedures and all associated documentation for the permanent works integrated systems and coordination of these with the Implementation Manager.
  • Directly providing specialist testing /commissioning advice to or on behalf of the E&P Project Team as may be relevant or appropriate.
  • Interfacing with NR on behalf of and/or in conjunction the Team in respect of any Testing and Commissioning activity.
  • Interfacing with Design Team and Construction Team in respect of site queries where relevant and where agreed with the Engineering Manager.
  • Interfacing with any specialist Testing/Commissioning service organisation (internal or external) on behalf of the Team.
  • In conjunction with the Systems Integration & Assurance Manager, interfacing with equipment Suppliers in respect of Factory Test requirements and documentation.
  • Attending Factory Acceptance Tests or arranging such attendance in conjunction with the Engineering Manager or System Integration & Assurance Manager as may be required.
  • Identifying the requirements for testing and commissioning equipment that may be required, sourcing this equipment and if necessary subsequently being the guardian of all such equipment and ensuring it is properly maintained and calibrated as may be required
  • Development of the arrangements for the issuing, filing, storage and safe keeping of all Testing and Commissioning documentation.


  • Commercial and Financial Awareness
  • Communication
  • Client Focus
  • Decision Making
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Influencing and Persuading
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Organising
  • Problem Solving
  • Result Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Self starting
  • Determined

On offer is a salary of up to £45,000 along with an Inner London allowance of £2538 and excellent benefits package

Vacancy Contact Details

McGinley Recruitment Services Limited
01923 725 600 (T)
Contact Name: Kim McKeown

Vacancy Summary

Job Type Permanent
Location London
Start Date ASAP
Duration Permanent
Salary Up to £45,000

Integration & Test Engineer

Our client who is currently part of the delivery team on a prestigious rail project are currently looking for a Integration & Test Engineer.

You will be asked to contribute to all aspects of system integration and system testing including writing of the test specification, conducting the testing, reporting defects.


Our client will supply a new SCADA-based transportation control system and other associated systems in a programme extending over several years. The equipment to be integrated and tested includes SCADA, Radio, PLCs, RTUs, Passenger Information Displays, Passenger Address equipment, RTUs, LAN/WAN equipment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will work within the Integration & Test team under the guidance of the Integration & Test Manager.

The main duties include

  • Interfacing with project team
  • Interfacing with the client, to gain approval of test specifications and to host acceptance testing activities
  • Planning of activities to be performed and the resources required, to achive project milestones
  • Reporting on progress
  • Writing and execution of Test Specifications
  • Recording test results and raising issues.
  • Managing other test engineers

Key Tasks

  • Write test specification, working from system requirements
  • Execute test specifications (according to test plan and project schedule)
  • Record results of test execution
  • Raise/investigate/verify defects
  • Maintain quality target/standard
  • Escalate issues to the Integration & Test Manager where necessary
  • Provide status reports to the Integration & Test Manager

Features of the job:

  • The work will be carried out at our clients premises in Greater Manchester.
  • Occasional travel to Customer sites is required.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training:

  • Degree qualification and/or relevant experience

Work Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

Essential experience
  • Production & execution of test specifications
  • Raising of defectsFull test cycle experience
Desirable Experience
  • Familiarity with the testing of SCADA applications
  • Customer facing acceptance role
  • Ethernet / IP knowledge
  • Server / workstation configuration
Test tool experience
  • Requirements management and tracing tools experience (i.e. DOORS)
  • Defect reporting (JIRA)
  • Configuration control

Qualities, Abilities and Aptitudes:

Essential qualities
  • -Self motivated, innovative and willing to exercise initiative.
  • Customer focused, acting as an ambassador with the client.
  • Able to overcome barriers and make things happen
  • To have the ability to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • To be willing to share knowledge

Vacancy Summary

Job Type:    Contract/Temp
Location: Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
Start Date:    ASAP
Duration:    6 Months
Salary:    Up To £285-00 per Day
Ref No:    100432-RAIL-IW-IT020
Date Advertised:    11 May 2009

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