Turnover Engineer

Contact Aimee Burke
  • Salary: €55p/hr - €68p/hr (DOE)
  • Location: IrelandMunsterCork
  • Sector: Pharma & Life Sciences

Our client, a global engineering, procurement, construction management, and validation (EPCMV) firm that serves clients in various industries, including advanced technology, life sciences, and food and beverage are currently searching for a Lead Turnover Engineer in Cork.

The successful candidate will receive an excellent remuneration package and work on a multi million pharmaceutical project.

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Responsibilities- Lead Turnover Engineer

  • Utilize engineering documentation and electronic data from various sources to define work scope in system packages, enabling controlled and disciplined commissioning and startup activities.
  • Transfer project responsibilities to the startup and commissioning organization.
  • Gather a comprehensive list of exception items, monitoring and recording their completion within agreed timelines.
  • Compile, organize, store, and hand over construction quality data books.
  • Define construction systems using P&ID’s, electrical single line diagrams, and other relevant documentation.
  • Establish the format and content of system handover dossiers and contractor handover dossiers.
  • Assist in setting up and maintaining engineering information systems for tracking and storing handover data.
  • Layout testing limits for piping test packs and provide specifications to contractors for proper assembly.
  • Define and specify pinnacle test documents, coordinating their inspection and acceptance by the client and/or Commissioning Manager/Engineer.
  • Maintain files for original quality documentation, monitoring contractors’ performance, and ensuring the compilation of required quality documentation.
  • Prepare testing, flushing, reinstatement, and follow-on work for piping, insulation, painting, instrumentation, and tracing.
  • Establish site preparations, civil work, steelwork completions, and associated documentation.
  • Coordinate instrument and electrical completions, ensuring timely transfer of as-built mark-ups to commissioning and operations personnel.
  • Work closely with the startup/commissioning group, identifying requirements and negotiating exception items for system acceptance.
  • Provide regular status updates to the Field Superintendent, reporting on system package completion and progress.
  • Consolidate punchlists for system exception items, ensuring comprehensive capture and sign-off for completion.
  • Coordinate the release of piping work to follow-on trades, such as painting, tracing, insulation, and instruments.
  • Compile turnover dossiers in the required format, facilitating a smooth transition to the next project phase.


  • Engineering related degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting construction documents, drawings, schedules, contracts, and proposals.
  • Familiarity with construction, startup, and turnover of facility systems, including commissioning and handover processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of varying complexity.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety practices in a construction environment.
  • Proficiency in Windows-based software, including Word, PowerPoint, Project, Excel (advanced), and Access.t.

To apply, please email your CV to aimee.burke@sonastechnical.com or apply directly through indeed



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