Snozone cooler delivery

Commissioning Engineer


Various site locations around UK (with possible opportunities for overseas work)


Competitive Plus, Company Vehicle/Allowance, Overnight & Long Stay Payments and a Generous Benefits Package


39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:30, Friday 08:00 to 15:30. Flexibility in working hours and travel requirements required.

About Star Refrigeration

Star Refrigeration is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design to commissioning and maintenance, supported by a nationwide branch structure. The company is comprised of six business units and currently has around 400 employees throughout the group. We are an Investors in People Platinum accredited employer and recognise the important role our employees play in our success which is why they are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and provide development opportunities to ensure they have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The Commissioning Team

Led by the Commissioning Manager you will join the team of commissioning engineers working on projects throughout the UK with occasional overseas work.


The Role

The successful candidate will report to the Commissioning Manager, and be responsible for the effective, and complete commissioning and troubleshooting of the industrial refrigeration plan


  • Liaise with customer and Star project team during the commissioning phase, lead any technical discussions
  • Review of Engineering and Vendor documentation
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and subcontractors
  • Review  of Commissioning Procedure
  • Preparation of Commissioning Program
  • Support the installation team in meeting target dates and costs
  • Compile site specific RAMS for commissioning activities in the Site Managers absence
  • Maintain Star customer relationships, acting as focal point in absence of site manager
  • Conduct mechanical assembly works as required.
  • Electrical inspection and full I/O checks of the whole installation
  • Functional testing of control panels and installed instrumentation
  • Configuration / setup up of VSD drive units
  • Identify any issues, early during the commissioning phase that have the potential to delay programme.
  • Avoidance of cost overruns due to incomplete testing and commissioning
  • Reporting of any system issues to commissioning & technical department
  • Minimise delay of project handover due to unresolved technical issues
  • Verification of system design through provision of test results
  • Communication of changes affecting ‘as built’ drawings, diagrams & electrical specifications
  • Completion of project Test and Commissioning documentation as directed by commissioning manager
  • Support Star’s customers by delivering familiarisation training prior to handover
  • Assist with hand-over process to client

The Candidate

It is expected that the successful candidates will have an appropriate academic background and experience within the refrigeration industry.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate good technical and communication skills along with ability to work to deadlines. They must also have the ability to work as part of a team as they will be working closely with a number of suppliers, subcontractors and internal departments.
Candidates must hold a full clean driving licence.

Skills / Qualification requirements

  • Experience of working within multi-disciplined teams and interfacing with contractors
  • Fluent in reading and interpreting P&IDs, Piping isometrics and GA drawings
  • Be able to read and understand Electrical and Electronic  Schematic diagrams
  • Ability to fault find, diagnose and problem solve both mechanical and electrical control systems.
  • Able to test and prove electrical installations function correctly
  • Principle understanding and capable of setting up variable frequency drives
  • Principle understanding of PLC’s
  • CSCS Card
  • ECITB Safety Passport
  • City & Guilds F-Gas 2079
  • City & Guilds Ammonia Handling 2078
  • Co2 experience
  • Level 3 electrical installations BS7671 18th Edition ( preferred )
  • Experience with industrial screw and reciprocating compressor packages
  • Competent with Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook
  • Permit to work Systems

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions with company top up based on the level of AVC’s
  • Twice yearly salary reviews with reference to RPI
  • Professional Development: biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth
  • Private Medical insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent Health Insurance: generous long term illness cover equal to 50% of salary with continuation of company pension contributions
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Vehicle Leasing salary sacrifice schemes
  • Annual company profitability bonus
  • Employee Milestone bonus, including increased holiday entitlement

Application process

  • Respond to this advert with a current CV and cover letter.
  • A selection of candidates will be shortlisted for interview where a suitable time and date will be organised.
  • We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application.
  • First stage interviews may be carried out remotely, via video call prior to a face to face interview.
  • The successful candidate will be notified and a start date agreed.

Contact email

Closing date

29th April 2024