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Commissioning Engineer

Company: CBRE
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 8, 2024

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Commissioning Engineer

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Design, Engineering/Maintenance


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Commissioning Engineer / Commissioning Agent implements commissioning tasks in a client facing position. Administers tasks of the commissioning process for building HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and similar systems, from concept design through functional testing of systems to post occupancy. This position supports highly technical and complex renovation and new construction projects.


  • Verify that systems are designed, installed, and operate within the basis of design and specified criteria.
  • Review and verify MEP systems design documents, construction submittals, and sequences of operation for conformance.
  • Plan, chair, and document project commissioning meetings.
  • Write details system checklists and functional performance operational tests to check each and every system point, mode, input, output, etc.
  • Conduct site walks and inspections and create site observation visit reports and document the results.
  • Direct onsite system testing and monitoring of complex and integrated systems.
  • Track and proactively resolve issues with contractors, engineers, and owners.
  • Create reports and project deliverables with proper grammar and formatting to create professional deliverables.
  • For complex projects work under the guidance of senior level staff and for less complex projects lead the commissioning team independently.


    • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in engineering or relevant building science, plus two years of relevant experience, or 10 years equivalent work in MEP systems. Knowledge of MEP systems installation and operation required.
    • Certificates and Licenses: Preferred to have passes the FE and on track for Professional Engineer (PE). LEED AP and on track for commissioning certification (such as CxA, CCP, or BCxP) preferred.
    • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

      Additional Skills
      • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information using technical writing skills, including detailed document formatting.
      • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational skills with ability to independently track many ongoing tasks and organize large amounts of project files and correspondence.
      • Financial Knowledge: Ability to manage tasks and scope within the given budgets.
      • Reasoning: Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex construction documents and operation of building controls systems; address complex project team dynamics; and troubleshooting building system operation.
      • Software: Microsoft Word, including detailed formatting. Microsoft excel, including processing and analyzing large amounts of BAS trend data. Network file management. Ability to edit PDF documents. Ability to create formatted layouts preferred. Prior use of commissioning online software preferred.

        CBRE Carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for this Commissioning Engineer position is $85,000 annually and the maximum salary for this position is $145,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE's applicable benefit program. This role will provide the following benefits: 401(K), Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Vision Insurance.

        Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

        Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

        NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

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