Senior Commissioning Engineer

Arlington, VA
Feb 03, 2023
Feb 05, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Overview:NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.Our Washington, DC office is seeking an experienced Senior Commissioning Engineer to plan, develop, coordinate, and direct a number of projects concurrently including acting as primary contact for the firm in all contractual and project-related communications. The Senior Commissioning Engineer works closely with the Group Leader(s) to ensure that company goals and guidelines are maintained. This position also develops and maintains client relationships, develops business opportunities, and promotes NV5's services, reputation, and name throughout the industry.Responsibilities:Responsible for project planning and managing schedules and budgets to complete work on timeand profitably; plays major role in conceptualizing design and overseeing all aspects of theproject, including reviewing work of interdisciplinary team to secure and successfully manageprojects through demonstrated technical and managerial skills.Responsible for business development for both new and existing clients. Must be able to identifyand contact new potential clients through business/peer contacts, identify new market sectors,and develop strategies to gain work and new projects. Update and develop marketing materialand procedures; attend industry organization events and society meetings.Responsible for effectively performing construction observations, developing functional test plans,and execute test procedures for a wide variety of mechanical, plumbing and HVAC systems.Maintains industry reputation by always conducting business in a courteous and professionalmanner.Assists in defining staffing needs for the Principal Engineers for specific projects and coordinatingstaff assignments with the Principal Engineers to ensure optimal utilization of staff and timelydelivery of high quality products and services.Reviews individual project workloads, deadlines, budgets, and requirements with the responsibleengineers; ensures quality standards, schedules, and deadlines are met; strives to complete theproject to the full satisfaction of the client and within the established budget and schedule.Review and analyze data and prepare technical reports and provide comments.Review equipment submittals and Operations & Maintenance manuals for operability,maintainability, longevity, and application to specific use.Applies organizational and management expertise to unique and complex projects and is able toeffectively diagnose problems, prepare course of action, and implement the course of action toprovide an appropriate solution or resolution to the problem.Prepares or assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts by developing project approach,scope of services and budgets based on similar project experience and historical budgetinginformation and by speaking at client interviews regarding project management issues. This alsoincludes negotiating fees to perform projects of a certain scope, reviewing and approving writtenproposal documents, and obtaining authorized signatures on contracts.Responsible for ensuring that work and contract terms have been complied with, includingmaintenance of project files, attendance at meetings, holding of periodic team meetings, andmaintaining good relationships with the client.Maintains positive client relationships and facilitates exchanges of project related information through regular verbal/written communication, including the development of project status reports.Reviews all correspondence prior to issuance.Responsible for training and supervising of more junior level engineers.Has a general knowledge of all disciplines so that potential issues can be identified and addressed; oversees coordination of trades.Assists in the preparation of accurate monthly billings, or more frequently when required, through timely submission of invoices to the accounting department.Works with minimal direction or supervision through demonstrated success with similar project responsibilities.Support commissioning process both in document development and on-site functional performance testing of systems.Expectation for Overseas Travel of 20-25%.Other duties as assigned.Qualifications:EducationGraduate from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation for Engineering andTechnology (AET) or from a non-accredited engineering curriculum or related engineeringscience or with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.Skills and ExperienceThe applicant should be able to acquire a DoD security clearancesponsored by the company.Minimum of ten (10) years' experience commissioning and/or retro-commissioning, managingprojects independently, with a thorough understanding of the principles of the mechanicaldiscipline.Experience in Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, and Commercial preferred.PE License preferred but not required.Must keep current through continuing education.Must be knowledgeable in the operation of a computer and MS Office Software Suite.Must have strong leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills.Licenses and CertificationsCertification in the Commissioning Process, as an Energy Manager, and/or LEED Accreditation isa plus.Physical Requirements:This is a full-time position (40 hours per week, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm), with the abilityto work on-call and extended hours (including after hours, holidays and weekends). The job is performedprimarily in an indoor office environment with occasional driving to commercial and institutional job sitelocations and outdoor activities at the site (including mechanical rooms, rooftops, and buildings). Theemployee must be able to perform, in a safe manner at all times, the following essential functions andrequirements:The employee frequently sits or stands in the same location with opportunity to move about; occasionallywalks substantial distances at job site locations; regularly thinks, concentrates, analyzes, interprets,interacts with others, and communicates orally and in writing; regularly uses a computer (keyboard andmouse); regularly reads, sees, hears, and speaks; frequently uses hands to write, type, handle, or feel;occasionally reaches with hands and arms; occasionally bends, stoops, and lifts or moves up to 30pounds (and greater weights infrequently); occasionally climbs ladders and stairs.NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. #INDHP

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