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The manufacture of wind energy plants in the on-shore segment has been our core competence and passion for around 35 years. With more than 37 GW installed capacity worldwide, our turbines supply sustainable energy to more than 80% of the global energy market and we are one of the largest companies in the wind industry. National subsidiaries in more than 30 markets and production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA, Mexico and India offer our more than 8,500 employees the opportunity for international and intercultural cooperation.

We are growing and together driving forward the expansion of alternative energies worldwide - if you wish, from now on with you. Join the #TeamNordex

Commissioner - UK and Ireland


Didsbury, GB


Job Purpose

The Commissioner’s job purpose is to take a wind turbine generator (WTG) form a mechanical state into an early operational state including all associated tests and verifications of equipment condition for safe turbine operation. It is the role of a Commissioner to turn a post inspected turbine, into a safe power generating and quality operational state. Ready to handover not only to service but also to the customer. To achieve this, all commissioning activities are to be executed in a safe manner considering the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency.


Key Accountabilities


  • Ensure that all commissioning activities and tools comply with general Nordex HSE regulations and specific HSE regulations for construction sites.
  • Responsible for their personal safety, their work partner and other stakeholders affected by their work.
  • Responsible for accurate completion of all commissioning documentation and report the commissioning status to site management.
  • Report quality, status and progress issues to the site management and Lead Commissioner.
  • Rectify defects during the commissioning process.
  • Configuration of the windfarm control systems and site communications.
  • Support on Technical problems during the Project Management phase.
  • Responsible for "Condition Monitoring Commissioning" and testing.
  • Conduct Pre commissioning inspections to ensure turbine readiness.
  • Issue of Q-Notes / non-conformity reports (NCR) during commissioning period.
  • Order parts required for repair through site management.
  • Report quality deviations for input into the uniform snag list.
  • Fix minor quality issues (e.g. cabling problems) upon identification 
  • Carry out independent fault analysis and repair minor faults to the equipment, with feedback to the Site Manager.
  • Coordinate with the Site Manager the activities related to the "switch-on" and "switch-off" operations of the WTG/WF.
  • Complete all warranty documentation on completion of the commissioning process.


Career / Job Experience 

  • Qualified to a minimum of the equivalent to Level 3 or a HNC in an electrical qualification (essential).
  • Substantial experience as an Electrician or Service Technician (desirable)
  • Previous experience as a Commissioner is (desirable) 
  • Strong Technical Knowledge of Nordex Turbines (desirable) 
  • Experience in Technical report writing
  • Experience in electrical / mechanical  installation , voltage testing, quality management
  • Experience in programmable control systems
  • Experience with torqueing,  bolt stretching and lifting equipment


Education and qualification

  • Qualified to a minimum of the equivalent to Level 3 or a HNC in an electrical qualification (essential).
  •  Full Clean Driving Licence
  •  Fluent in English
  • Health and Safety (LOTO / WTRS)
  • Computer literate, able to use MS Office, Excel Word, Project, Power point.


Personal Profile


  • Physically and mentally fit – able to work at heights
  • Excellent fault finding and problem solving skills
  • Health and safety aware
  • Able to work with complex systems and processes
  • Able to work in or lead a team
  • Willing to travel on regular basis, including weeks away from home. (3 weeks away, 1 week at home)
  • Willing to work shifts, overtime, sometimes at short notice
  • Must have a “can do” attitude

Nordex adheres to a policy of equal employment opportunity. All employment decisions are made without regard to protected characteristics and in full compliance with all laws and legislations.