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Commissioning Specialist I

Company: EMCOR Group Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Primary duty will be to support commissioning tasks for automation, HVAC retrofit, and applied system
installations, as well as retro-commissioning projects. You will assist in the following regular commissioning
activities: conducting project kick-offs, coordinate and assist with design reviews of HVAC and controls
systems, complete installation (pre-functional) checks with project managers and technicians, verify start-ups,
assist with functional testing development and execution, and provide support in structuring and facilitating
training. This includes assisting with the development and completion of commissioning process
documentation, performing system verification work across multiple projects, and testing systems to identify
performance issues. You will regularly interface with clients (owner), contractors, and outside engineering team
members, as well as our own project management, engineering and HVAC and automation technician
installation staff. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recording and organizing of commissioning items for projects on which you are involved, including
    installation checklists (aka pre-functional checklists), functional performance tests, issue-resolution records
    and retro-commissioning testing and results.
  • Use electronic and mobile tools to develop and customize commissioning checklists and test procedures
    for each project.
  • Verify work and coordinate with project managers on the assembly and completion of installation
    checklists, start-ups, testing, and training.
  • Coordinate with commissioning leads, third party providers, and project managers (Mesa, subs, and
    coordinating trades) to ensure that systems are correctly installed, start-ups performed correctly, O&M
    documents assembled correctly, and training structured to ensure a proper transition through warranty and
    for service.
  • Be able to walk a system start to finish and use technical resources to figure out components, function and
    context (with supervision).
  • Be able to troubleshoot components using in-house resources and industry tools, resources and best
    practices (with supervision).
  • Support mechanical and automation training by creating or facilitating the development of structured
    agendas and schedules. The intent of commissioning training support will be to focus the project team on
    understanding the system as a whole, focus on translating who's responsible for warranty items versus
    service items and defining a closeout in order to make a complete transition from project to warranty.
  • Practice to promote to Cx Specialist II: Occasionally lead job commissioning activities. Performance
    metrics for promotion to include satisfactory completion of leading a set number and complexity of Cx
    tasks.
  • Practice to promote to Cx Specialist II: Occasionally perform job walks with Sales and Engineering team
    members, in order to qualify systems and scopes that involve commissioning. Performance metrics for
    promotion to include satisfactory completion of leading a set number and complexity of Cx project and/or
    business development tasks.
  • Deliverables include the improvement and continuous maintenance of mobile forms and electronic
    documents such as installation checklists (aka pre-functional checklists), start-up forms, and training
    agendas.
  • Deliverables also include the custom development of functional performance tests, using commissioning
    department-developed templates and technical resources. (Cx Specialists will be responsible for technical
    content: administrative and formatting support is available via UX designer and other document
    development support.)
  • Bachelor's degree in building systems engineering plus 5 years professional experience, or equivalent
    combination of education and experience, preferably between project development (office and
    documentation work) as well as field work.
  • Technical experience with a variety of automation system interfaces, controls devices, and programming.
  • Technical experience specific to the design and operation of existing HVAC systems including air handling
    and hydronic equipment, plant systems, heat transfer, psychometrics and whole-system performance.
  • Technical experience with energy and operations solutions, including energy management, system
    optimization, preferred.
  • Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP) certification preferred.
  • Project management, site safety training preferred.
  • A desire to learn and a willingness to set explicit goals for development.
  • The ability to both give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing work priorities, demands and changes.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with construction teams and communicate in a manner that facilitates
    solutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives,
    especially the ability to convey the same information in different ways in order to coordinate team
    members
  • Competency with Microsoft365 (Office, Teams, Outlook, Forms), PDF editing (software like Adobe and
    Bluebeam), Smartsheet's, and commissioning applications (like BlurRithm, CxAlloy, Facilitygrid, BIM360etc)
  • Moderate daily travel will make up approximately 75% of this position, and occasional overnight travel will
    make up approximately 15% of this position. This is a corporate position. The intent for most of this work
    will be out of the Irvine office, however occasional overnight travel may be required to support Cx activities
    and Cx Technician work at branch offices.Recommended Professional Associations
    • ASHRAE
      Career Path: Promote to Commissioning Specialist II
      • Ability to competently lead commissioning activities specific to the Mesa Cx process (without assistance).
      • Typically requires 1-2 years in practice and training as Commissioning Specialist I or CCP
      • Main upgrades include leading whole commissioning projects, and the complete oversight of complete
        supervision of commissioning activities, including conducting kick-offs, verification of installations,
        execution of functional testing, conducting training and working with owners and Mesa project leaders
        directly.
      • Promotion to Cx Specialist I also includes commissioning business development responsibilities, including
        scoping, writing proposals and developing complete quotes and proposals for projects involving
        commissioning.
      • Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), preferred.Disclaimer
        The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
        employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive
        inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Keywords: EMCOR Group Inc., Irvine , Commissioning Specialist I, Other , Irvine, California

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