Commissioning Specialist

The Commissioning Specialist will report to the Program Manager and support Chinook’s clients by coordinating, and delivering commissioning services throughout the facility planning, design, construction, warranty, and operations lifecycle. The Commissioning Specialist will gain and apply technical expertise to deliver technical solutions to complex problems. The Commissioning Specialist will, with guidance, deliver on objectives and approaches to assignments and may coordinate, and review the work of other staff. Chinook has built a reputation for excellence in our industry and the Commissioning Specialist will uphold that tradition by being diligent, proactive, solutions-oriented and a facilitator of success for team members, both internal and external. This position offers a career path to a Commissioning Engineer and onward to Project Manager level positions.

• With supervision, execute commissioning services for new and existing buildings on multiple concurrent projects

• Understand, analyze and interpret RFPs, design and construction documents, standards, codes, scopes, and project deliverables

• Prepare commissioning plans, specifications, checklists, functional performance tests, and reports

• Conduct design reviews, submittal reviews, reviews and facilitation of training plans, and O&M manual reviews

• Conduct site observations and witnessing of functional performance testing

• Work with senior staff to solve coordination issues impacting equipment and systems startup and testing activities

• Ensure conformance with the project requirements, the commissioning plan, and the contract documents

• Attend internal and external project meetings and prepare meeting minutes

• Review technical reports for completeness and accuracy, i.e. start‐up reports, checkout sheets, and test reports

• Facilitate the transition of systems to operations and the implementation of maintenance programs

• Develop, build, and maintain effective relationships with internal staff and clients

• Assist in the preparation of project estimates, schedules, and work plans

• Conduct quality assurance on project deliverables and project activities,

• Support preparation of invoices and supporting materials

• Actively participate in the development of company processes and procedures

• Attend company meetings, training seminars, and functions


• Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited school is a plus

• CxA, CCP, CBCP, or equivalent Commissioning Certification is a plus

• 2 to 5 years of direct experience in commissioning of facilities systems such as lighting, HVAC, power distribution, generation, power monitoring and controls, UPS, and emergency power is required

• Experience in the integration of Mechanical systems with electrical, life safety, and security systems are desired

• Must possess a working knowledge of commissioning standards and practices i.e., LEED, ASHRAE, BCA, ACG, GSA

• Must be able to initiate action, prioritize tasks, and perform work efficiently within a defined budget and schedule

• Experience with database management systems for commissioning and core business processes is desirable