Role description

For one of our clients in Finland, we are currently looking for an Experienced Commissioning Leader to support the finalization of the commissioning works on a major nuclear new build project. This is an initial 1 year contract with a possible extension to be based on site.


In this position the Commissioning Manager Deputy can expect to perform the following duties in support of the Commissioning Manager:

  • Overall organization, scheduling, and coordination for the Plant Pre-operational Tests and Commissioning activities,
  • Overall Plant Test Program taking into account the NI and TI overall Test Program,
  • Overall management of plant Performance Test and Demonstration Run,
  • Daily coordination of Commissioning activities
  • Preparation for and participation in the meetings of the Site Start-up Committee.
  • Ensuring strict observance of the commissioning documents, commissioning manual requirements, and Overall Time Schedule,
  • Approval of documents and reports issued by the NI Commissioning Group,
  • Interfaces management and liaisons with the Owner for all Plant Pre-operational Tests and Commissioning matters.
  • Organizing the preparation of commissioning report for the utility and the regulator review in Site Testing Committee and answers to the questions from utility and the regulator,
  • Develop resource requirements to support the Commissioning activities schedule.
  • Validation of personnel qualification evaluation and proposed authorization to Commissioning Engineers,
  • Participation in preparation, review, and updating of Commissioning Manual and other management procedures,
  • Preparing and updating organization and management procedures,
  • Coordination and organization with other project departments and teams concerning the scope and schedule of commissioning activities, and associated interfaces management,
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities could be added at a later stage when needed including technical and/or operational functions.

Essential skills

  • Engineering degree required in one of the following disciplines: Nuclear or Mechanical,
  • 10-15 yrs Nuclear plant/ industry experience required,
  • Knowledge Requirements: PWR basics (systems, basic equipment technology, I&C methods, nuclear safety and accident analysis, plant transients, plant operations), basic nuclear and reactor physics, thermo hydraulics, PWR chemistry and radio-chemistry,
  • Experience in Test and Commissioning: Equivalent to the commissioning of PWR unit or at least 2 years experiences participation to testing, commissioning, or re-commissioning after refuelling on a PWR in an operational position, and
  • Competences for determining adequacy of overall test phase programs and scheduling.

Desired skills

  • International project management experience,
  • Knowledge of and experience with nuclear power plant licensing.

Anelia Koleva is a Senior Recruitment Consultant, specialised in the Continental European markets, with extensive nuclear experience across different countries, including new build, operations, decommissioning, and research reactors. Experience with senior and executive-level roles, both permanent and contract assignments.

Anelia Koleva