Lead Commissioning Engineer

Summer Consultants, Inc
Mclean, VA
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 25, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Have you taken your commissioning career about as far as you can at your current company? Are you itching for a chance to see what you can do as the lead of your own commissioning practice, but don?t want to start from scratch or set up your own company? We may have the opportunity for you!Commissioning is a natural extension of a design firm ? in fact we?ve been commissioning since before we used the term ?commissioning?. In the 1990s we?d wrap up our controls replacement projects with ?controls demonstrations?, where we (the designers) would run every system through its paces with the contractor and make sure it all worked the way it was intended. Today, we have several design engineers with CxA certifications who do all of our commissioning. The problem is our design engineers are getting overloaded with commissioning work and we now need an employee dedicated to leading all things commissioning. Are you the answer?Our Lead Commissioning Engineer needs to be a leader, but also a boots-on-the-ground doer. We?re looking for someone who can not only manage each project and build our commissioning services portfolio, but who can also write and execute test plans. Don?t fear being an army of one though, our existing CxAs will still be there to help guide you, support you, and jump in alongside you if you get more work than you can handle yourself.This position will report to the Associate Principal in charge of lab and controls design projects and commissioning projects.How far can we take this? Let?s find out together!What Summer Consultants can do for youProvide exposure to many building, system, and client types.Give you the opportunity to hone your business development skills.Help you define and lead a new practice within a growing firm.Provide a fun, small, and exciting work environment.Provide a flexible work environment, with metro DC offices in McLean, VA and Greenbelt, MD (coming soon!), as well as telework options.What you can do for Summer ConsultantsDeliver successful new and existing building commissioning projects as both a project manager and technical lead for mechanical systems.Provide project management and coordination on small to large size projects to meet client expectations for technical excellence, budget, and schedule.Prepare fee proposals for all the new work coming in!Maintain effective communication with clients, contractors, and other project team members.Identify, analyze, and resolve problems in a proactive manner.Develop and maintain relationships with existing clients.Build and foster relationships with potential new clients, expanding our commissioning business.Support our marketing manager on commissioning proposal opportunities.Provide technical expertise to staff and clients. Provide internal trainings and thought leadership outside of the organization.Help maintain our 95% referral rate and high contractor performance ratings.e.What you should bring with youBachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with an HVAC focus.Minimum 10 years of building systems commissioning and design experience.Professional Engineer licenseCertification by one of the following organizations:ACG Certified Cx Authority (CxA)NEBB qualified Systems Commissioning Administrator (SCA)ICB/TABB Certified Commissioning SupervisorBCA Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)AEE Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)University of Wisconsin-Madison Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP)American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP)In depth technical, regulatory, and operational knowledge of commercial HVAC systems.Experience with Facility Grid is a plus.Exceptional interpersonal skills.Strong written and verbal communication skills.Strong desire to motivate, mentor, and manage the work of others supporting your projects.Physical ability to stand for 8-10 hours per day on construction sites and climb stairs (possibly 4-5 stories) if elevators aren't functional yet.Due to government contract requirements and mandated access restrictions, sole US citizenship is a strict requirement of this role. Dual citizenship is not acceptable.