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Burns & McDonnell Staff Building Enclosure Engineer in Arlington, Virginia


Execute building enclosure commissioning and existing building commissioning for complex buildings and systems in the mission critical, healthcare, laboratory, aviation, manufacturing, higher education, commercial building, water & waste water and onsite energy markets.

  • Responsible for Building Enclosures Commissioning process according to ASTM 2813 & 2947

  • Develop a preliminary budget for enclosure testing for projects

  • Witness on-site testing of enclosure system in new and existing buildings

  • Troubleshoot building enclosure on new and existing construction projects.

  • Plan, schedule, and perform work for mid to large size projects and programs.

  • Develop detailed work plans to help sell building enclosure commissioning services

  • Responsible for design reviews and propose recommendations for improvements.

  • Responsible for maintaining detailed and accurate commissioning project records including data, documentation and reports.

  • Responsible for commissioning of new retro-fits and new and existing buildings.

  • Develop and refine commissioning methodologies, tools, and standards in support of an evolving commissioning practice.

  • Cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers and contractors to develop business.

  • Actively participate in sales pursuits and proposal development.

  • forensically evaluate building enclosure systems and detect and evaluate deficiencies

  • Review and build computer simulations such as WUFI, WINDOW, and THERM

All other duties as assigned    


  • BS or BA in Architectural Engineering, Building Construction Science or BS or BA in Architecture from a NAAB accredited university is required.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) License will be preferred.

  • A minimum of 4 years of direct or related experience with building construction sciences, enclosure systems, architectural design, enclosure testing, enclosure commissioning and retro-commissioning.

  • Basic knowledge of ASTM/ AAMA test listing in ASTM 2813

  • Basic knowledge of building codes

  • Basic knowledge of building science

  • Basic knowledge of enclosure systems

  • Understand the interconnectivity of building systems

  • Basic knowledge of the impact the BECx process has on the construction schedule

  • Ability to lead a group discussion

  • Ability to review hydrothermal analysis

  • An understanding of seasonal impacts on construction

  • A basic understanding of Historic building encloser systems

  • Strong facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Highly effective communicator with clear and concise writing and presentation skills.

  • High level of attention to detail with the ability to quality-review work.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Ability to forensically evaluate building enclosure systems and detect and evaluate deficiencies, quantify energy losses, and determine the cost.

  • Expert with different types of stand-alone building enclosure testing equipment

  • Ability to evaluate and troubleshoot building enclosure systems.

  • Knowledge of WUFI, Window, THEM, and other encloser modeling software.

  • Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx), Certification in the Commissioning Process, as an Energy Manager, or LEED Accreditation a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of site safety procedures

  • Experience developing and managing work plans, schedules and budgets.

  • Ability to obtain appropriate US government security clearance and/or access to secured client sites.

  • Completion of/or ability to obtain OSHA 30 hour Safety Training Course is required.      


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-VA-Arlington

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190481



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