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Commissioning Agent - Energy Efficiency
Ref No.: 20-00281
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Position Type:Direct Placement
Title: Commissioning Agent
Job ID: 20-00281
Location: Huntsville, AL
Salary: Highly Competitive
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays, and more!
Type of hire: Direct

Position Summary:
Commissioning Agent will provide services at the Redstone Arsenal in collaboration with TVA and the UESC team. Technical expertise of energy conservation measures (ECM) and capabilities to evaluate the ECMs is of particular focus for this agent. Working closely with the Energy and Power Solutions team as data analytics tools are developed is an important requirement of this position. The quality of services provided is critical to satisfying the deliverables to the customer, and this position will be responsible for this. Support services shall include regular conference calls with the customer, project reporting to the customer and internal teams, and business development in similar spaces.

Position Responsibilties:
  • The Commissioning Agent shall be responsible for all ECMs, and systems to be commissioned, except for lighting and lighting controls.
  • Review detailed energy study and scope of project. Review construction documents.'
  • Prepare commissioning specification section 01 91 13 General Commissioning Requirements for inclusion in the construction documents for all ECMs to be commissioned.
  • Prepare Preliminary Commissioning Plans for the commissioning of the ECMs in each facility. Preliminary plan shall be submitted to customer for review.
  • Organize and hold a Commissioning Scoping Meeting with the design and construction teams to prepare for and coordinate on the scope, tasks, and responsibilities for implementing the Commissioning Plans.
  • Prepare Design Intent Summary Report, which establishes the operational performance expectations, for the ECM equipment, systems, and commissioning function.
  • Perform site observations every other week of no more than 2 days per week at times to be aligned with Functional Performance Tests with durations extended as necessary.
  • Please consider the possibility of making trips as needed to the site.
  • Develop Pre-Functional Checklists and Functional Performance Test Plans for all ECM equipment and systems being commissioned and distribute to the installing sub-contractors for completion.
  • The checklists and testing plans will verify the physical installation and condition of each ECM.. The physical location, operational status, nameplate data, and general condition of new HVAC equipment and components added or retrofit will be verified during the inspection.
  • Conduct Functional Performance Tests to verify the intended operation of ECM equipment and systems under various conditions and modes of operation.
  • Prepare Deficiency Reports, as appropriate, based on results from Pre- Functional Checklist implementation, Functional Performance Testing, and short-term diagnostic testing. These reports present details of the components found non-compliant, and present the adjustments or changes needed to correct the system.
  • The Commissioning Agent shall track the status of all punch list items to assure proper corrective actions have been taken which are the contractor's responsibilities. If corrective action is outside the scope of the contract, it will be listed as an owner action. Review TAB Report and TAB verification
  • Track issues to resolution and maintain issue log
  • Review As-built information provided by the contractor
  • Review the O&M documentation and training material
  • Assist in organizing the training (no participation in actual training)
  • Provide final commissioning report
  • Seasonal/deferred testing as required
  • Support contractor's troubleshooting
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Building Sciences, or Environmental Studies.Seeking 5+ years' experience in commissioning
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be eligible for a Secret Security Clearance
  • Knowledge of a broad range of project management and energy efficiency topics.
  • ASHRAE or equivalent Commissioning certifications
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and maintain good working relations.Must have valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving record
  • Pass any background checks and/or drug testing required by contract.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC)
GTA Questions
  1. Do you currently hold a security clearance? If so, what level?
  2. Please share a few details of your expertise in energy conservation measures.
  3. Do you possess a ASHRAE or equivalent comissioning certification?
  4. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
  5. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  6. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
  7. What is your "acceptable and "ideal base compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
  8. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  9. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  10. In order to hold U.S. Security Secret Clearance, you must be a U.S. Citizen. Do you meet this requirement?

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