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Stantec Commissioning Agent in HOUSTON, Texas

Commissioning Agent - ( 230004L0 )


Stantec Buildings is on a mission to become the world’s leading integrated design practice. Our architects, engineers, interior designers, sustainability specialists, and technologists are passionate about the power of design. We take an innovative, collaborative approach to projects, sharing a common belief that sustainable design for the built environment can make the world a better place for future generations. Join us and design your place with Stantec.

Your Opportunity

We put the engine in buildings engineering. Intelligent design. Innovative execution. These are the elements of buildings engineering that rev us up. With decades of experience under our belts, we’re achieving remarkable results with our work in building technologies, energy, and environmental performance. Our team of interdisciplinary consultants works collaboratively with clients and contractors to deliver buildings and processes that are on track for safety, performance, and sustainability.

Stantec has an opportunity for a Commissioning Associate within the Commissioning Team.

For both public and private sector clients, we provide unique high-performance oversights on commissioning programs from small scale commercial fit-out projects to billion-dollar state of the projects.

Stantec has an opportunity for a Commissioning Associate to join our established Commissioning Team under our Buildings Engineering Practice. While the opportunity is based out of a major office, the position may require travel for short periods to project locations throughout the USA. Remote work strategies may be considered based on project requirements and direct supervisor approval.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and delivering Commissioning Services for valued clients and their projects throughout Texas, Southwest and Gulf Regions.

    • Develop Cx plans and specifications.
    • Attend Cx pre-proposal meetings, Cx kick-off meetings and additional meetings as required for designated Cx projects.
    • Execute and manage commissioning assignments encompassing both in office and on-site activities and requirements.
    • Monitor Cx activities on an ongoing basis to ensure timely and efficient completion of Cx work and ensure compliance of project contract Cx requirements.
    • Develop and / or maintain documentation of Cx projects and milestone events in completion of Cx projects to provide timely and uniform periodic management information reports. Review project schedules for commissioning events and provide feedback for Cx budget reports.
    • Receive and review project as-built drawings, O&M manuals, warranty manuals and commissioning reports.
    • Analyze contracts, review plans, drawings, specifications, and submittals and verify commissioning schedules as required. Identify deficiencies and out-of-scope work requirements and initiate appropriate measures with assigned project manager to facilitate project completion.
    • Maintain schedules, ensuring proper resources are allocated to each commissioning task.
    • Audit all sites during commissioning to ensure desired scope, quality, and schedules are met.
    • Support and participate in coordination and implementation of commissioning and performance testing processes and methodologies, and detailed capture and effective recording of these project details and findings.
    • Reviews of design drawings and specifications and reporting to Clients with regard to whether proposed design satisfies the Owner’s project requirements.
    • Support Commissioning team in active field reviews, testing, issue capture and issues resolution of mechanical, electrical and automation related technical services within facilities.
    • Prepare and develop detailed and concise reports and support documentation.
    • Witness and document air and water balancing procedures and balancing results.
    • Witness and document automation controls verifications and sensor calibrations.
    • Assists in generating Functional Performance test scripts based upon project specific sequences of operation for mechanical, electrical and life safety systems.
    • Assists in facilitating, witnesses and documenting functional performance testing of mechanical, electrical and life safety systems.
  • Work collaboratively to support the Texas, Southwest and Gulf Regions Commissioning Team and wider North American Commissioning Team to develop and implement programs and procedures affecting Commissioning.

  • Leading business development opportunities with the integrated architecture and engineering teams at Stantec and externally.

    • Develop commissioning (Cx) scopes of services, Cx cost estimates.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Passionate and driven to create and find solutions independently & working in a team environment.

  • Possess a desire to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in the trade, and advance a career in the commissioning and energy industry.

  • Ability and desire to travel part of time.

  • Strong Verbal, Written, Analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to details, prioritize effectively, have good follow-through, and practice self-implemented quality control measure.

  • Desire to attain National Certification’s in commissioning, energy management, etc.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a building design related discipline that could include: Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Building Science or similar or 10-15 of experience in the trades of building controls, building equipment related technician (HVAC, BAS, Electrical, etc.)

  • Experience with using AutoCAD/Revit/Bluebeam/

  • Experience with reading and interpreting architectural and engineering drawings.

  • Basic Knowledge of mechanical systems architecture, construction and components.

  • Some energy modeling experience (eQuest, EnergyPlus, Carrier HAP, Trane Trace, and IES-VE)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • CEM or EMIT (Certified Energy Manager or Energy Manager in Training).

  • LEED Accredited Professional.

  • 10-15 years of hands-on systems commissioning experience with desire to test for National Certification in Commissioning within a year’s time if qualified.

  • Technical knowledge of HVAC and building systems to evaluate and test the performance of these systems.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to independently read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings.

  • 1-3 years of energy modeling experience (eQuest, EnergyPlus, Carrier HAP, Trane Trace, and IES-VE).

  • Qualifications to become Professional Engineer or Registered Architect a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execution of standard building commissioning processes for new and existing construction as found in ASHRAE Guidelines 0 and 202.

  • Understanding of IECC, LEED, Title 24 related to commissioning and energy.

  • Perform engineering design reviews for commissioning related activities.

  • Performance of ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 Energy Audits.

  • Support for obtaining building sustainability certifications such as CxA, CCP, BEMP, WELL, LEED, Energy Star, CEM, etc.

  • Scopes of work to include a variety of building components including mechanical, plumbing, electrical distribution, lighting and specialty systems including fire alarm, security, and other enhanced building technology/control systems including nurse call, renewable energy systems, etc.

  • Proficient communication and organization skills are necessary to conduct meetings, coordinate schedules, and prepare reports.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #DesignYourPlace

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Salary Range(s):

  • 108,000 - 162,000 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CO and HI

  • 115,900 - 173,800 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in WA

  • 123,700 - 185,600 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Texas-Houston

Other Locations : United States-Texas-Plano, United States-Michigan-Berkley, United States-Florida-Miami, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Washington-Seattle, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Virginia-Arlington, United States-California-San Francisco, United States-District Of Columbia-Washington, United States-Arizona-Chandler

Organization : BC-1915 Buildings-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 14, 2024, 3:36:20 PM

Req ID: 230004L0

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans