Commissioning Manager

Zoek Pin Portchester, Hampshire, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 9 days ago


Job Title: Commissioning Manager

Job Location:Portchester, Hampshire, UK

JOB ID: IM#########

The Role: We are looking for a Commissioning Manager to join our growing team. Reporting to the Programmes Director, this role has been created for an individual to establish and lead a new Commissioning Team.

There is real opportunity to enable change, influence processes and see results within an exciting area of technology. We are looking for somebody who will bring ideas and enthusiasm to our exceptional team!

The Commissioning team will be accountable for all activities relating to planning, execution and documenting of the system commissioning process, ensuring all vehicles and systems are tested and commissioned to a high standard and ready for customer acceptance testing and delivery.

Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and leading commissioning and related activities across all applicable projects.

  • Developing logical and efficient commissioning plans and schedules in line with project timelines; tracking deliverables and preparing commissioning documentation.

  • Liaising with Projects and Sales during the handover process and customer communications to ensure all agreed customer specifications and configuration options are understood and will be tested and ready for FAT, HAT & SAT.

  • Building and leading a technical commissioning team that can execute commissioning activities and support system configuration and fault-finding.

  • Approving commissioning test documentation, test records and checklists, ensuring high quality standards are adopted throughout.

  • Producing commissioning reports for all phases of commissioning; ensuring relevant certification and associated records are provided for final customer handover.

  • Managing resource planning and allocation for all commissioning projects.

  • Preparing progress reports for all phases of commissioning for both internal and customer briefing.

  • Working with Production/Production Engineering to clearly define in-build testing and specification/documentation requirements for submission as part of the customer documentation handover pack prior to commencement of commissioning.

  • Working closely with Production and Engineering to ensure synergy between Production system/subsystem testing and commissioning activities.

  • Coordinating all interfacing between teams/departments and service providers that support commissioning activities.

  • Maintaining responsibility for the management of safety during all commissioning activities, up to the point at which the new vessel/equipment is transferred to Maritime Operations.

  • Ensuring that appropriately calibrated test equipment is used during the execution of all commissioning/testing activities.

  • Preparing for and supporting Maritime Operations to ensure successful completion of Sea Trials.

  • Liaising with Customer, Classification Societies and Subcontractors in sync with the Project Manager as required.

  • Providing effective team support to the Sales & Business Development team in estimating new bid proposal costs and risks associated with commissioning activities.

  • Providing supplementary support to the Technical Support team and customer with off-site technical support and systems support post-delivery as required.

  • To work with Engineering and Production Engineering to improve product design and reduce failures.

  • To work closely with the Quality department to identify and reduce process failures, build failures and warranty returns.

Essential Experience and Skills:

  • Experience within the Engineering Industry at a senior level.

  • Able to show examples of effective team leadership and positive influence.

  • Engineering Design or Manufacturing degree or equivalent, ideally within the marine domain.

  • Strong people management, communication and organisational skills with multiple stakeholders both customer, end user and internal.

  • Ability to apply the level of detail required to ensure commissioning activities are robust, documented and meet/exceed customer, internal and quality requirements.

  • Able to positively react and adjust to changing scenarios in order to continue to meet operational plans.

Desirable Experience and Skills:

  • System/vessel commissioning experience in a marine environment.

  • Experience within the Marine industry.

About L3Harris ASV Portchester:We are redefining the way the world works at sea with industry leading autonomous boat technology. We specialise in the design, manufacturing and operation of autonomous boats and control systems.

As the maritime industry’s autonomy partner of choice, we are powering the Royal Navy’s adoption of autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) technology as well as delivering autonomous capability to UK ports and harbours and offshore energy service providers. We have delivered more than 100 ASV systems.

Our success is due to the people we employ; if you are smart, adaptable, highly productive, a team player and relish the challenge that comes with solving difficult problems then L3Harris ASV is for you.

We take pride in the quality of our products, and we encourage our employees to take ownership and personal responsibility. Our goal is to provide an accessible work environment that empowers our teams to tackle complex problems. We value the best ideas, whether from an intern or a lead, and every individual can have a significant impact on our success.

Further information:All of our roles require successful candidates to undergo and maintain a Baseline Personnel Security Standard and/or United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) to obtain a Security Check (SC) without restrictions. In some instances Developed Vetting (DV) may be required. Please note that in the event that the required clearance cannot be obtained you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd, a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

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