Commissioning Engineer (Mechanical) (closed)
This entry level position is involved in the commissioning of mechanical systems. Must have basis knowledge of mechanical HVAC system operation and be comfortable on active construction sites.
The Commissioning Engineer develops and coordinates the execution of a testing plan, observes and documents equipment installation and operation to verify that systems are functioning in accordance with the documented design intent and in accordance with the Contract Documents. The Commissioning Engineer may assist with problem-solving of non-conformance or deficiencies based on clarifications from the design team. The Commissioning Engineer will:
- Coordinate and direct the commissioning activities in a logical, sequential and efficient manner using consistent protocols and forms, centralized documentation, clear and regular communications and consultations with all necessary parties, frequently updated timelines and schedules and technical expertise.
- Review Owners Project Requirements and engineer's Basis of Design documents for completeness.
- Review construction documents for understanding of equipment installation and operation requirements, adequacy of owner training and compliance with Owners Project Requirements.
- Develop Design Phase and Construction Phase Commissioning Plans from company template files.
- Develop specifications for commissioning and indoor air quality requirements from company template files.
- Review contractors' construction schedules to ensure that commissioning activities are being scheduled into the master schedule and provide feedback on adequacy of time included for commissioning tasks.
- Conduct kickoff, clarification and coordination meetings involving clients, engineers and construction team.
- Review and approve normal Contractor submittals applicable to systems being commissioned for compliance with commissioning needs.
- Perform site visits, as necessary to observe component and system installations. Attend selected planning and job-site meetings to obtain information on construction progress.
- Review construction meeting minutes for revisions/substitutions relating to the commissioning process. Assist in resolving any discrepancies.
- Request and review additional information required to perform commissioning tasks, including O&M materials, contractor start-up and checkout procedures.
- Develop checklists to document installation and operational requirements prescribed by construction documents, change orders, request for information responses and manufacturer's installation, operation and maintenance requirements.
- Review equipment warranties for compliance with project requirements.
- Review equipment installations to verify compliance project requirements.
- Witness manufacturers' startup of equipment.
- Witness operational testing of systems to verify that all project requirements are met.
- Request and review specific trend data logs from building management system for proper operation and compliance with Owners Project Requirements.
- Maintain a master deficiency and resolution log and a separate testing record. Provide the owner and contractor with written progress reports and test results with recommended remedial actions.
- Review contractors' Operation and Maintenance manuals and As-Built Drawings for completeness.
- Review training requirements with owners' representatives to develop a training plan and oversee training to verify that the plan is followed.
- Compile and maintain a final commissioning record documenting all commissioning tasks on a project.
- Travel to construction sites 2 to 3 days per week. Travel is typically not overnight and is normally within 3 hours driving distance of Rochester.
- Bachelors of Science in Engineering in related field from an accredited university.
- Engineering in Training (EIT) certification desirable.
- LEED Accreditation for New Construction
- Valid New York State drivers license
- Basic/intermediate operational understanding of NewForma, Outlook, Excel, Word, PDF.