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Burns & McDonnell Staff Commissioning Specialist in Brea, California


The Staff Commissioning Specialist will be responsible for performing commissioning and retro-commissioning projects. These projects will encompass existing buildings and electro-mechanical systems and ensure that equipment and systems are functioning at the efficiency level for which they were designed to meet the operational needs of the owner. The Staff Commissioning Specialist will work with the project team throughout the commissioning process, adapting commissioning plans to budget constrains, design factors or client needs.

  • Develop commissioning, retro-commissioning, monitoring-based commissioning, energy efficiency retrofit, and demand response projects for complex buildings and systems in the mission critical, healthcare, laboratory, aviation, manufacturing, higher education, commercial building, water & waste water and on-site energy markets.

  • Develop energy efficiency projects from initial identification and verification through installation and measurement.

  • Responsible for monitoring processes of HVAC systems with building automation and stand-alone data loggers to troubleshoot operational problems and find inefficient control sequences.

  • Manage on-site testing of HVAC, lighting, power, and control systems in new and existing buildings in conjunction with operations, maintenance and contractor personnel.

  • Develop on-site ASHRAE energy audits and condition assessments to identify energy efficiency and demand response measures.

  • Manage energy and operational improvements for system function and efficiency.

  • Ensure retro-commissioning assessments, detailed evaluations, measurement and verification reports for existing facilities are completed accurately.

  • Consult on concept designs and sequence of operations for energy efficiency projects.

  • Prepare building energy use simulation for modeling alternatives to capture energy savings.

  • Responsible for measurement and verification of installed projects.

  • Provide detailed and accurate project records including data, documentation and reports.

  • Review operating modes, sequence of operations and specifics of equipment, operations, and maintenance.

  • Manage commissioning of new retro-fits.

  • Participate in sales pursuits and proposal development.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Power & Controls or a relevant field of study. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 11 years of experience with retro-commissioning, energy evaluation, complex HVAC, lighting, power and control systems.

  • Experience evaluating and troubleshooting systems with different types of stand-alone monitoring equipment including flow meters, temperature loggers, electrical meters and other types of equipment.

  • Ability to quantify energy losses and determining cost.

  • Proficient knowledge with DOE-2, eQUEST, Energy Pro, and other modeling software.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • High level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to comply with site safety procedures, including electrical safety.

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

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access authorization to facilities and data of existing and potential clients, including, but not limited to DOE, aerospace, military, food and consumer product manufacturers, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and others necessary to sell and complete work.


Job Business Development/Sales

Primary Location US-CA-Brea

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: 190459



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

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