Commissioning Engineer (Ref 2020-05)

Can you help us expand our thriving marine equipment and technology business? We have a new opportunity for a Commissioning Engineer to join our specialist Equipment, Technology and Innovation group, based in Manchester, UK.

We build and test scale models to help us explore developments on the coastal and marine environments and our facilities in our head office in Oxfordshire, UK are some of the largest in the world. To support our projects, we have developed a range of specialist equipment, software and instrumentation for our engineers and scientists. We also supply these to other research facilities. Join our multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers, and you can help us to develop and deliver our class-leading portfolio of technology to customers around the world. 

About the role

At our Eccles facility in Manchester, UK, we design and manufacture precision measuring equipment used around the world by marine hydrodynamic research institutes. These range from simple force measuring devices through to complete facilities, and encompass a wide range of engineering disciplines. 

We are looking for a Commissioning Engineer to join our team. In this new role, you’ll work with our Electrical Design Engineer and help us to commission the equipment we build in our factory. You will also help to install and commission equipment at our customers’ sites, and train end users to effectively use and maintain their new devices. Typical commissioning work includes calibration, wire checking and power up of the servo drive systems, fault finding and setting up equipment for use. You would also be involved in the factory acceptance and site acceptance tests with our customers, and we expect you will help with the electrical design of the equipment.

About you

You may have a background in test engineering, academic research, instrumentation and electronics, but what’s essential for us is to find people with a positive and proactive approach. Practical experience in electronics would be helpful. 

Technically inquisitive: Can you help us to deliver robust solutions for our customers, and resolve technical issues quickly to help us meet deadlines?

Hands on: Do you have a basic knowledge of electronics? Can you read electrical schematics, and create electrical schematics to IEC standards? Can you check and test wiring? Have you experience with AC drives and motors, HMIs and PLCs? 

Great communication: Do you enjoy be working collaboratively with your colleagues on project teams? You’ll also interact directly with our customers, representing our business at their facilities. Great interpersonal skills are essential.

Happy to travel: Are you happy to travel internationally to install and commission equipment at our customer sites (subject to COVID-19 travel and working advice)?

Flexible and proactive: Can you respond positively and adapt to changing priorities? Are you happy working unsupervised?


  • Our excellent benefits package includes:
  • A competitive salary.
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Life insurance.
  • 24 days holiday.
  • Cycle to work scheme. 

Please explore what it's like working at HR Wallingford to find out more about our people and culture.

How to apply

Click the button below to apply for this role. You will need to include a two page CV, tailored to this position, and a covering letter with your application 

Closing date 7 July 2020.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business.

Contact us for more information
Sonia Tyack
Personnel Manager
+44 (0)1491 822899