Electrical Test Equipment- Used to Test Electrical Insulation

Commissioning Engineer

  • Commissions and oversees the installation of equipment at a client’s site.
  • Commissioning engineers are engaged in the testing of facilities, plants to make sure they function correctly and produce the expected results.
  •  In doing so they bring the product or system to a point at which it can be used most effectively.
  • Commissioning engineers therefore need to possess a thorough g of manufacturing and product use, as well as of customer expectation.

Commissioning engineering embraces the installation and commissioning of all types of engineering projects, so commissioning engineers can be found in all branches of engineering.

Work activities

  • Identifying problems and shortcomings with existing systems.
  • Coordinating testing and commissioning activities and providing advice on testing and commissioning procedures and documentation.
  • Producing or assisting in the production of all tests and commissioning documentation.
  • Undertaking testing and commissioning activities in line with the specified site requirements.
  • Monitoring progress, recording all test results, witnessing final testing and acceptance of equipment and compilation of all documentation for inclusion in the site test dossier.
  • Ensuring the safe testing and commissioning of completed installations to achieve the necessary plant performance in accordance with project programme requirements.

Work conditions

Travel: during the working day, travel is a regular feature of the job. Travel abroad may be possible with large companies.
Working hours: regular office hours with occasional long days and some weekends depending on projects deadlines. Overnight and weekend stays away from home may be required.
Location: throughout the country though much will depend on the branch of engineering.
Opportunities for self-employment: possible for those interested in setting up own firm but will normally take several years of proven professional experience.

Typical employers

Opportunities for commissioning engineers are quite varied as they are employed in a wide range of industry sectors including Skills and qualities

  1. Sound mathematical and technical skills.
  2. Ability to think methodically, to design, plan and manage projects.
  3. Ability to maintain an overview of entire projects while continuing to attend to detailed technicalities.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Negotiating, supervisory and leadership skills combined with the ability to delegate.
  6. Aerospace and transport organizations
  7. Automotive industries
  8. Construction and building services
  9.         Engineering consultancies
  10. Energy utilities
  11. Manufacturing industries
  12. Oil and gas industries.

Promotion to senior engineer level is possible and, with more experience, to principal engineer level and beyond.


Engineers Ireland’s CPD training programme organizes, promotes, and delivers a wide variety of technical and non-technical training courses, workshops and seminars. These are available both in-company and as public courses.

Tips for applications

Gain relevant work experience/internship.

Electrical Test Equipment


Electrical Test Equipment

  • Electrical Test Equipment is used in all industrial electrical applications and situations.
  • Industrial electrical maintenance and testing specialists use test equipment to test transformers, circuit breakers, relays, fuses, starters, motors, generators, capacitors, as well as low and medium voltage cables, etc.
  • Electrical test equipment is used to test electrical insulation, short circuits, cable capacity, using cable testers. Other kinds of electrical test equipment would include continuity testers, current clamps, Hipots testers, ground continuity test equipment, multi meters and power analyzers.
  • Our Electrical Test Equipment provides you with the latest information about electrical technologies, test equipment companies, products and electrical test equipment applications available in the marketplace today.


Universal relay test set and commissioning tool

  • The CMC 356 is the universal solution for testing all generations and types of protection relays.
  • Its powerful six current sources (three-phase mode: up to 64 A / 860 VA per channel) with a great dynamic range, make the unit capable of testing even high-burden electromechanical relays with very high power demands.
  • The CMC 356 is the first choice for applications requiring the highest versatility, amplitude and power.
  • Commissioning engineers will particularly appreciate its ability to perform wiring and plausibility checks of current transformers, by using primary injection of high currents from the test set.

Key features

  • Powerful current sources for testing even high-burden electrome chanical relays
  • High current amplitudes for 5 A relay testing
  • High accuracy and versatility for testing static and numerical relays of all types
  • Integrated network for testing IEC 61850 IEDs
  • 10-channel analog measurement and transient recording functionality (option)

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