Engineering Careers

Electrical Systems Commissioning Engineer

Location

This position will be located out of the Belmont, MI or Royal Oak, MI offices.

Position Purpose

The Facility Systems Performance Engineer [aka Commissioning Engineer] serves as the manager of his/her Service Team personnel and the projects to which they are assigned. The Facility Systems Performance Engineer is responsible for formulating and enforcing work standards and processes, assigning schedules, reviewing work performance, and communicating policies, purposes and goals of the firm to their team. This person manages people through professional and effective communications to ensure personnel under their management are productive, but also motivated and inspired to achieve success independently and collectively as a company team.  These skills must be applicable to managing multiple teams and multiple projects that may be working concurrently in separate locations.

In addition to managerial skills, the Facility Systems Performance Engineer must be proficient with skills directly associated with the work their personnel is performing including proficiency in all building codes and all Cx software, Cx database, energy modeling, economic analysis, and scheduling.  These skills are maintained through ongoing training of personnel and clients coupled with continuing education.

A Facility Systems Performance Engineer must also carry out job functions related to client relationship management.  This includes communicating the services that the firm can be contracted for, supporting the Synergy Sales Team in responding to a request for proposal, and follow up with the clients.

Key Result Areas

Include, but not limited by the following:

Management & Administration (Service Team)

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing company procedures, procedures, and regulations;
  • Ensures project team is uploading all electronic files to file server (cloud server);
  • Maintains company reputation by complying with federal, state and local regulations;
  • Execute all duties and responsibilities with professionalism; clear communication (written and verbal) skills, accountability;
  • Promotes and maintains professional collaboration through the management of project team, including all engineering disciplines, equipment vendors, architects, contractors, construction manager and project client/owner;
  • Ability to manage multiple project managers and project teams simultaneously, including the monitoring of in-house project cost/fees, understanding of contractual documents related to projects and the appropriate distribution of personnel;
  • Conduct employee performance evaluations;
  • Contribute and collaborate with the Department Directors, Service Team Leaders, and Teams to evaluate Synergy Operational Performance Goals and implement improvements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to consistently lead a productive service Team and project team meetings.

Project Execution

  • Demonstrate Leadership with client and synergy project teams in executing new building systems (MEP & envelope) consulting services: services including design reviews, construction verification, and validation of performance, and optimization services,
  • Demonstrate Leadership with client and synergy project teams in executing existing building system (MEP & envelope) evaluation and optimization consulting services.
  • Proficient in the Owners Project Requirements (OPR) Process
  • Demonstrate Leadership of OPR workshop with a Project Team (client)
  • Interpretation of technical specifications, equipment cut sheets & catalog data;
  • Utilization of Trace 700 economic analysis software (energy modeling);
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Data Analytics software, interpretation of utility bills, utility rates structure, utility rebates and incentive programs;
  • Proficiency in energy analysis of existing buildings
  • Proficiency in technical report writing including oversight of project teams in the development of the deliverable.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead commissioning meetings with design and construction teams.

Client Management

  • Consistently get feedback from clients via participation in client surveys.
  • Confirms work product (client deliverables) standards compliance by conducting quality control assessment protocols of the PMs under their management based on the submission of OPR’s, project Cx reports, etc.;
  • Show ability to maintain regular, proactive and timely with direct communication with the client(s) as it relates to project expectations, status, and issue resolution.
  • Promote the participation of clients in Synergy Events.
  • Promote the recognition of client’s projects and goals through Synergy or Industry Organizations Social Media Vehicles and Events.

Accounts Receivable Management

  • Direct understanding of construction contracts with relation to invoicing and the communication of these matters with assigned PM and client if necessary;
  • Ensure PMs invoice projects to match the level of percent complete, align with scope/contract and follow invoicing protocols through company billing review process
  • Maintain timely communication and documentation of client collections’ efforts (past due invoices).

Continuing Education & Professional Development

  • Lead in the Training of Synergy Engineers and Project Managers as it relates to Service Team in which he/she resides
  • Contribute industry leading ideas, principals, and technology to the Synergy Engineering Department.
  • Maintain steady participation in CEU’s that is focused on the main principles of MEP engineering, MEP construction, and Facility Operational Performance; including local and national industry organizations indicated below.
  • Acquire and Maintain a current LEED EB Proficiency certification;
  • Acquire and Maintain a commissioning professional certification such as BCxA, UofW Madison CxQP, or NEEB
  • Acquire and Maintain an Association of Energy Engineers professional certification such as CEM or CEA;
  • Acquire and Maintain an Industry Professional Institution certification such as Niagara or Infrared level 1

Qualifications

Minimum

  • 5 years experience in Electrical Systems Commissioning, including construction drawings & specification review, equipment submittal review, and construction installation & startup inspections, performance testing, and BMS systems (points lists, sequence of operations, networks, control protocols) or
  • Licensed Master Electrician Contractor (Service or Installation) or Controls System Project Engineer/Manager
  • Commissioning Professional Certification
  • Proficient in the Commissioning Process per FGI, http://www.fgiguidelines.org/
  • Proficient in the Commissioning Process ASHRAE Guidelines 0, 1, & 2
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, and Excel;
  • Requires strong analytical and mathematical skills, quick thinking, and a solid understanding of the main principles of MEP engineering, and construction;
  • In-depth, technical understanding of Electrical Power Distribution Systems; and Lighting Systems and Fire Alarm Systems, including proficiency in authoring Electrical Power, Lighting, and Fire Alarm system assessment reports;
  • Strong technical understanding of information technology networks.
  • Familiar with Renewable Energy Systems.
  • Familiar with Energy Conservation and Optimization Industry Standard Principals, and
  • Must be able to travel anywhere in the United States typically not more than one week per month outside Michigan.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology;
  • Proficient in Energy Modeling Software (Trace Load 700 & DOE2);
  • Proficient in the application of  NFPA 70, 99, 101, & Healthcare Codes.
  • Experience with Building Envelope Commissioning

Other considerations

  • Proficient in Building Modeling Software (Revit and Navisworks);
  • Experience with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems);
  • Experience with IT networking design, installation, and commissioning.
  • Experience in commissioning Critical Environments, such as Data Centers, Hospitals, Cleanrooms.
  • Experience with Building Envelope Commissioning
  • Experience with Testing, Adjusting, & Balancing.
  • Proficiency with database & software programming, including SQL, Haystack, JSON, CSS, HTML, C-sharp.
  • Experience in LEAN and/or Process Improvement, including certification in Six Sigma
  • Experience with Green Building Guidelines, such as LEED, Green Globes, International Well Building Institute

Work Environment & Requirements

  • An average 45-hour work week
  • Walking job sites and inspecting systems as the projects require.
  • Traditional office setting
  • Virtual/Remote office setting
    • Work from professional home office with video conferencing and online tools
    • Business like virtual communication and home office standards to be maintained

Submit your resume to us at ashleyct@synergy-engineers.com to apply