M&E Commissioning Manager


We are seeking a Mechanical & Electrical Commissioning Manager to join our Building Services Division. The successful candidate will be required to provide support to the Operations team on several concurrent medium-large contracts based in Northern Ireland and England.

The Role:

To provide strategic and tactical Building Services Commissioning Management support to the project team for the engineering process of a project from conception to completion primarily on medium/large scale projects.

The position is full time permanent and be based in Northern Ireland. Salary will be dependent on experience and is negotiable.


Reporting to the Operations Manager / Director, the successful candidate will have the following duties (not exclusive):

  • As Commissioning Manager, you will manage and drive the M&E commissioning process, leading the project team completing on-site functional testing. To succeed in this role, it is important you have experience in highly technical buildings, good communication, and people skills, be resourceful, and operate well under pressure.
  • Assess design drawings and specifications to complete commissionability reviews.
  • Develop commissioning programmes and provide regular updates on progress.
  • Review and assist contractors / sub-contractors in the development of all project-related QA/QC documentation, providing technical input to the formal change control processes.
  • Review commissioning RAMS prior to commissioning activities commencing.
  • Manage commissioning procedures, regularly reporting on progress when required.
  • Review and validate commissioning data against design parameters implementing any mitigation or recovery plans.
  • Hold commissioning meetings with sub-contractors, main contractors and clients.
  • Create and manage handover commissioning checklists.
  • Along with the contracts management teams, ensure that all plant/systems have been fully commissioned/inspected in line with contract specifications.
  • Ensure that commissioning defects are communicated properly and closed out.
  • Review all appropriate commissioning handover documentation prior to handover.
  • Coordinate end user witnessing and training.
  • Comment on O&M manuals produced by the contractor.
  • Engage with other members of the company to help improve existing systems and procedures.

Person Specification:

  • Have detailed technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical and/or building control systems.
  • Hold recognised qualifications or relevant experience.
  • Excellent IT, planning, and reporting skills are essential.
  • Management of a team and the ability to review design drawings, specifications and technical submittals in order to produce commissionability reviews, together with client liaison.
  • Good communication skills with all parties, including client team.
  • Strong use of Microsoft suite of software.
  • Ability to develop good, positive relationships with all parties involved in the commissioning delivery process.
  • Proven management and mentoring of people / motivational skills.
  • Proven management of situations – organisational aspects
  • Be able to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Membership of the CSA would be advantageous but not a requirement. 

We are committed to investing in talent and developing opportunities for our staff. As equal opportunities employers, we welcome applicants from all communities.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to: hr@dowdsgroup.com

Closing Date: Friday, 14 April 2023