Sr Commissioning Project Manager


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Job Summary:

We are seeking an exceptional Senior Commissioning Project Manager with strong communication skills to help continue the growth of our commissioning practice. We are looking for a detail-oriented, self-starter to join our energetic and growing 60-person company based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The position involves primarily the management of commissioning projects and the completion of associated commissioning tasks for HVAC, building automation systems, lighting and lighting controls systems and plumbing systems for new buildings and existing buildings. The role has the support of commissioning engineers and interns. The position reports directly to the Principal/Director of Commissioning and shall be based at our Atlanta office or in Raleigh, NC.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or related field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in commissioning of mechanical or electrical systems
  • At least 5 years’ experience in mechanical or electrical systems commissioning project management
  • Proven track record of performing planning, functional testing, building performance investigation and building systems troubleshooting for new and existing buildings
  • Extensive knowledge of MEP systems and controls installation and operation
  • Strong communication skills with ability to present complex technical information to a wide audience, including contractors, architects and engineers and others with varying degrees of technical knowledge. Must have proven report writing skills
  • Must have the ability to communicate roles and responsibilities to the project team
  • This position requires some domestic travel and potentially international travel, dependent upon hiring location
  • CxA or CCP certification a must
  • Project experience with higher education, laboratory and/or government facilities a must. Mission critical experience a plus.
  • Professional engineer license a plus

Essential Functions:

  • Planning, directing and monitoring of commissioning activities for assigned projects
  • Responsible for project billing and hours tracking
  • Develop commissioning plans, commissioning specifications, and Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) documents
  • Conduct design reviews of mechanical, electrical and plumbing plans, and specifications
  • Create equipment pre-functional checklists and functional performance test scripts
  • Perform commissioning site visits and produce site visit reports
  • Perform functional testing and verification of equipment and systems in the field
  • Produce comprehensive commissioning reports for new and existing buildings including recommendations for improvements in existing buildings
  • Perform equipment and systems conditions assessments for existing buildings
  • Provide technical support to other project managers and junior engineers for building systems related issues
  • Troubleshoot HVAC and associated controls systems, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The staff member is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The staff member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

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