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Pre-Commissioning Engineer (Pressure Equipment)


We are an independent Engineering Testing, Inspection, and Certification business with over 1,300 highly skilled people supporting us in our vision to create and deliver trusted sustainable customer solutions.

For over 160 years, our highly skilled Engineers have offered services which can support the design, building, testing and commissioning of plant to be installed and/or refurbished in order to deliver trusted sustainable customer solutions. The services we provide are designed to reduce machinery downtime, extend plant life, improve operating efficiency and very importantly create a safer working environment. We are proud to have evolved into the successful company we are today, everything we do has been tried and tested. Year on year we invest in our people, systems and infrastructure and will continue to do so for generations to come.

To be considered for the role of Pre-Commissioning Engineer (Pressure Systems) you will ideally live in the North West. This helps us to be able to plan your work efficiently, so that you are out there and doing what you do best.

What will I be doing?

In its simplest and most explicit form, industrial safety can be a matter of life or death. As a Pre-Commissioning Engineer for the BES Group, you will be helping to make Britain a safer place for industry, businesses and for people whenever and wherever, in this role you will be responsible for providing pre-commissioning inspection services for pressure equipment and dangerous goods tanks.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Inspecting in-service dangerous goods tanks and pressure equipment to establish fit for purpose, or to ensure quality of modifications and repairs
  • Reviewing quality documentation relating to materials, welding and non-destructive testing for both newly constructed and repaired/modified equipment
  • Working closely with our Technical Consultancy Head Office team to ensure that technical and commercial information is communicated effectively, contracts are managed appropriately, and billable time is detailed
  • You will be responsible for the management and delivery of specific projects, as well as assisting with the training of our Engineer Surveyors
  • Carrying out detailed reporting, with no compromise, ever
  • Ensuring all customers are compliant with vital regulations that help to govern their industry in the UK
  • Always providing an exceptional level of customer service, whilst representing our brilliant company professionally

What makes BES Group a great place to work?

We are independent for a reason, we do what we do better than anyone else and we do it our own way.  Take our drive and ambition along with years of REAL industry experience and we have honed and perfected the well-oiled machine that is BES Group.

If you work for us, you will get the below and, so much more:

  • Salary from £42,000 dependant on experience*
  • £5,000 car cash allowance and paid travel time
  • Bespoke training programme
  • The opportunity to cross skill and development opportunities
  • Discretionary annual company bonus and yearly salary review
  • Laptop (surface go) and mobile phone provided
  • Access to our excellent company benefits portal including; retail, fitness and cinema discounts
  • The support of a superb employee assistance programme
  • Opportunity for flexible working hours, we want you to have that work life balance.

*Salaries are dependent on location and experience.

What experience do I need?

Our team consists of the best, highly skilled and qualified Pre-Commissioning Engineers and we want our new recruits to have the same attitude, aptitude and appetite for what we do.

You will need:

  • A Level 4 engineering qualification and a substantive level of practical experience, alongside an understanding of the pressure equipment directive
  • Understanding of pressure equipment (PED / PE(S)R)
  • Understanding of carriage of dangerous goods (CDG / ADR)
  • Considerable experience inspecting new or repaired/modified construction pressure equipment and dangerous goods tanks within a manufacturing, pharma, nuclear, shipping or other relevant environment
  • Ideally you will hold experience in and have knowledge of welding processes and procedures, weld inspection and weld defects
  • The ability to communicate complex and technical problems with ease
  • A good level of IT and literacy skills in order to complete detailed customer reports.

To apply for this role, simply click “Apply”. We ask for some basic contact information and a CV or your LinkedIn profile, it’s that easy! Please keep in mind, successful candidates will be required to complete the relevant background checks as part of the recruitment process.

We want to inspire everyone to see how important safety is and we expect the same from our people. And if you’re on the same page as us about that and you’ve got the right skills, experience and attitude, you’ll fit right in. Simple.

We’re all about diversity and inclusion and that means we want our people to be themselves. We’re delighted to be an equal opportunities employer and that will never change!

BES Group, Your Trusted Advisor.

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