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Trainee Commissioning Engineer



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Centrica has an exciting opportunity for a Projects Commissioning /Trainee Engineer to join our ENER-G business. ENER-G is a leading provider of sustainable and energy efficient solutions to clients in many private and public sector industries. We have a history of sustained growth and we have excellent opportunities for further significant expansion both in the UK and overseas

Salary: Competitive

Location: Salford, Manchester based, but other areas will be considered


The Role

The successful candidate will commission CHP (Combined Heating and Power) units and ancillary equipment from 5kWe to 2000kWe. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the role will involve the commissioning of gas fired reciprocating engine generator combined heat and power plants and associated mechanical plant through to G59. The sites will be mainly based in the UK although there may be some requirement to travel within Europe from time to time.

A training plan with set goals and objectives will be assigned to monitor development. The training plan will track progress and competence with experience being gained from working within the engine test cells, assisting the field commissioning engineers and one to one training as a minimum.

Additional external training courses will be utilised as and when required to supplement the training requirement to succeed in your duties. We are offering a competitive rewards package for the right person along with real opportunities to develop your career in a fast expanding company.

The Person

  • Electrical or mechanical apprenticeship / qualification preferably NVQ3-4 or above
  • Electrical knowledge and experience preferred
  • Mechanical engineering / building systems knowledge would also be advantageous as would any experience in working with power generation and Gas driven plant
  • Knowledge of gas fuelled CHP plants would be advantageous
  • Organised and self-motivated with a keen eye for detail
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to travel and stay away from home
  • Full clean driving licence

The Company

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email andy.malyon@centrica.com typing ‘Update required: Trainee Commissioning Engineer R9914990’ in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.