Commissioning Engineer


Michael Dalton


After initially joining Guyan & Associates in 2008, Michael took time out to simultaneously raise his young son and complete an Open University degree, before returning in October 2013.

Michael learned from the best in M&E recruitment, having been trained and developed by Director, James Guyan. Michael’s considered and tailored approached to recruitment, reflects the company’s ethos that quality, not quantity, is important and he takes pride in understanding candidates' individual needs and matching them to the right clients. This approach sets Michael apart from the mass of bums-on-seats recruiters within the industry and has allowed him to make his stamp on the London market - with him fast becoming the first name both clients and candidates turn to for their recruitment needs.

With a strong understanding and awareness of the current market, Michael specialises in Mechanical & Electrical contractors in London and the South East, where he works closely with a number of key players in the industry. He places candidates from graduate to operational level and typical positions include: Project Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers and Estimators.

Prior to M&E recruitment, Michael cut his teeth resourcing recruitment consultants – which he describes as an eye-opening experience! This opportunity allowed Michael to see both the good and bad qualities in recruitment consultants – and, ultimately, led him to turn his back on the stereotypical view and take the right approach to recruitment.

A proud, life-long, Manchester United fan, Michael is looking forward to seeing them return to the top of the league! He spends most of his spare time having fun with his family and he’s happy his son is slowly coming round to the idea of being a Red Devils supporter. 

Where: Michael looks after roles in London and the South East.



Job Description


We are looking for a Mechancially biased Commissioning Engineer to join our ever expanding client. You will work on a number of different sites across the London area, reporting into the Commissioning Manager and Head of Design. 

About This Role


Job title: Commissioning Engineer (Mechanical Bias)

Duties & Responsibilities: As the Commissioning Engineer your duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • To contribute, vet and produce a preferred supplier list for the company as this relates to commissioning for the company
  • To work with the design manager and pre construction and estimating teams on tenders and pre construction on projects
  • Produce monthly executive summary for the company for delivery at board level.
  • Develop a trade library for the company and a set of blank 'pro forma' test and witnessing packs
  • To analyse the project drawings, specification, programmes and the like and develop a full understanding of each project 
  • To produce or arrange a commissioning study of each project examining and resolving common and particular issues/ pitfalls. To carry out the same exercise on tenders where required.
  • Issue a detailed commissionable study on each system and integration of mechanical and electrical services.
  • To see that system devices like valves, dampers etc are properly selected, technically approved and correctly installed at the right time (some devices like heat meters are susceptible to chemicals for example)
  • FAT tests working with the project teams see these are properly set up, take place and witnessed. Where required attend these tests. Please note this may involve foreign travel.
  • Working with the project team and company planner detailed contribution to the commission programme for projects.
  • Work with the project teams to see that RAMS for the safe setting to work and overall commissioning of the project are in place
  • To take part in project commissioning meetings as required. 
  • To schedule out all commissioning, witnessing and training activities required and maintain a tracker that the project team and or the commission manager will issue weekly or as required.
  • To see that pre commissioning is carried out and documented and monitor that items flagged are resolved in good time. Where required to carry out 'ad hoc' pre-commission inspections to check that systems etc are being delivered to the correct standards.
  • To see that witnessing is arranged in good time, carried out, is witnessed and recorded. To ensure that hard and e-copies are issued and stored. To issue records for inclusion in the projects O&M files.
  • Final system integrated testing / black building tests/ Acoustic tests and the like.
  • Working with the project teams to see that the O&M files are produced, checked, approved and completed in good time. Where required contribute and manage production.
  • To issue final completion letter to state commissioning is complete and meets relevant standards

About This Client


Client: This award-winning M&E Contractor specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services projects
Turnover: £90 million
Location Coverage: UK & Ireland
No Staff: 200+
Typical Roles and disciplines: BIM Technician, Project Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Project Director
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Education, Residential, Retail, Medical, Heritage Buildings, Office fit-outs
M&E Services installed: BIM, supported by AutoDesk Revit MEP, HVAC, lighting control systems, BMS controls
Years of establishment: 24 years
Awards won: 'Excellence Through People' employer

Alongside a generous basic salary you will be rewarded with the following:

25 days holidays
Car allowance
Support for work-life balance
Private Health Care
Bonus scheme
Company Pension
Long-term sickness insurance
Support & funding of career development and further education