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Commissioning Engineer

Job title: Commissioning Engineer

Reports to: Aftermarket Manager

Hours: Full-Time 

Location: Nationwide - Head office (Bristol based), with support at Regional depots: Bristol / Bridgend / Eastleigh / Cannock / Milton Keynes.

About us

Power Electrics is a proud family company, dedicated to innovation, excellence, and customer service. We have grown from a small yard in 1963 to operating out of several locations across the country, and now with a fleet of over 2,500 generators. We continue to offer a specialist, single-source solution for diesel generator Hire, Service, and Parts.

Our employees are our greatest asset, and their dedication and enthusiasm have helped us to become so successful. Power Electrics are committed to providing a workplace that encourages growth and personal development for all employees. We recognise the value of our employees and the contribution they make.

By investing in new research and technology, we’re providing our customers with reliable power that is increasingly sustainable and environmentally friendly. It’s certainly an interesting time to be working within the power generation industry.

What is the job?

As one of the largest generator specialists, our mission is to explore new opportunities where reliable power is critical and continue to grow sustainably in current markets.

Good customer service skills are needed, as you will be liaising with both external contacts including Utility companies, Healthcare, Construction organisations, Datacentres, Emergency Services, etc. Sites visited will occasionally be challenging and you will be expected to provide an excellent service to our valued customers. Overtime and occasional nights away may be required as the work dictates.

What will you be doing in this role?

  • Typical duties include preparation, modifying, installing, testing, and commissioning of generator related systems, controls and equipment but is not limited to:
    • Generator control panels.
    • Changeover switches, switchgear, and controls.
    • Fuel level gauges, fuel transfer systems, and fuel polishing controls.
    • Deep Sea Electronics (DSE), ComAp, F.G. Wilson/Cat (Power wizard/EMCP), Woodward, etc.
    • Synchronising systems.
    • Loadbank/witness testing.
  • Fit containment, install cabling, test and commission interconnecting power and control cabling as required by the system/contract.
  • Oversee and assist with sub-contractor installation works. This may include the generator installations and associated equipment, both mechanical and electrical (e.g. fuel pipework and transfer, LV panels and controls).
  • Carry out (on and off site) testing, fault diagnosis, repair (if required), load bank testing, and setting to work of Generating Systems.
  • Deliver training, technical support and assistance to Customers, Consultants and End users as required.
  • Deliver supporting documentation, drawings, operational manuals, and procedures.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to Projects, Sales and Service teams including, but not limited to:
    • Carryout site surveys and produce reports.
    • Participate in internal review of technical specifications and drawings and liaise as appropriate.
    • Production and review of PEG generated technical specifications and drawings.
    • Assist with production of Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS).
  • Provide technical support and assistance to other company departments within the Power Electrics group, (Service, Sales and Rental) as required. Typical tasks include, but not limited to:
    • Carry out planned electrical upgrades and maintenance work on customer generators.
    • Fault find and carry out breakdown repairs to customers and Rental equipment.
  • Proactively contribute to the Company’s (and your own) continuous development.
  • Constructive contribution to expand on the current offerings and utilization to provide continuous improvement.
  • All employees are expected to comply with the Company Health & Safety Policy, including carrying out general housekeeping to ensure work areas, and company vehicles are tidy; and comply with all aspects of the company quality audit, health & safety and environmental management standards and procedures, proactively contributing to the company’s continuous improvement programme.

Skills and requirements


  • Possess good fault-finding abilities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good customer awareness with the ability to respond to customers’ requirements effectively and efficiently.
  • Full Driving Licence ESSENTIAL (with towing categories preferred).
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Holder of CSCS or ECS Card.


  • Synchronising controls and systems.
  • Previous experience of FG Wilson control systems advantageous.
  • Approved/recognised Certificate of Apprenticeship or Qualified Electrician.
  • City & Guild in current edition of IEE wiring regulations.
  • PLC experience.

What we offer:

We offer great benefits to all of our staff:

23 days holiday (plus bank holidays) – increasing with length of service

Competitive salary

Excellent development and progression opportunities

Company pension scheme

Private medical scheme

Life assurance scheme - with access to more healthcare support and counselling services to help protect employees’ financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing


Our philosophy:

At Power Electrics, we welcome a variety of cultures, experiences, and backgrounds. We ensure that all management decisions made regarding employment are done with fairness and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation. We are solely committed to adhering to the principles of equal and inclusive employment.

Due to the nature of our work, DBS checks are required, and any offer is dependent on satisfactory references being obtained.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K.

If you do not hear from us within two working weeks, then your application has not been successful on this occasion.


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