Mechanical Commissioning Agent - Building Engineering
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Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

Our building engineering team assesses the structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in facilities with an emphasis on efficiency and quality.

We are seeking a Commissioning Agent/Authority for our Building Engineering Market. This position can be based out of any of our Gresham Smith offices.

The successful candidate should be able to participate in and learn the following commissioning related actives:

  • Prepare project-specific commissioning scope of services and assist in budgeting.
  • Provide peer review of documents for constructability and commission-ability.
  • Prepare commissioning plans (pre-functional checklists and functional performance tests) and review plans for completeness.
  • Review contractor submittals for compliance to contract documents.
  • Schedule and coordinate commissioning site visits and deliverables for projects.
  • Travel to active project sites to perform commissioning activities (in a safe and professional manner).
  • Compose and issue commissioning site visit reports.
  • Review trends for performance.
  • Reviews and sample TAB reports.
  • Review training and O&M materials provided by contractors.
  • Prepare final commissioning reports for projects.
  • Additional commissioning activities may be required.

The successful candidate should be able to follow design/design assistance related actives:

  • Review Gresham Smith's mechanical sequences of operations and details for optimal performance and implementation.
  • Perform Construction Administration for Gresham Smith designs.
  • Review contractor submittals for compliance to contract documents.
  • Perform due diligence studies on existing buildings.
  • Participate in contract bidding and administration. Observe the ongoing progress of a project.
  • Assist in the coordination of projects with clients, contractors, outside consultants, and firm staff. Communicate and interact with project team members, client representatives, review agencies, and others as appropriate to the project.
  • Assist in resolving a variety of complex problems (e.g., conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, difficult coordination requirements).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or A.S Degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working for a mechanical contractor and demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to travel regularly on a flexible schedule.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical system installation and operation with building automation system interface.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to train others in all activities listed above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CxA certification is preferred or willing to obtain one.
  • P.E. preferred but not required.

Gresham Smith is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Gresham Smith provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability or any other classification protected by law.

Gresham Smith will not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, headhunters, contract recruiters, search firms, or employment agencies. An executed GRESHAM PLACEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT (PSA) is required prior to any payment obligation for either a referral or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously executed PSA, GRESHAM SMITH explicitly reserves the right to recruit and hire those candidate(s) at its discretion, and without any financial obligation whatsoever to the recruiter or agency. Any such unsolicited resume or candidate contact information, including those submitted directly to GRESHAM SMITH'S hiring managers or any other employee, shall become the property of GRESHAM SMITH upon receipt.

Gresham, Smith and Partners is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
10+ years
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