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HCA Healthcare Commissioning Engineer in Nashville, Tennessee


This position is incentive eligible.


Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Commissioning Engineer? At HCA Healthcare, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


HCA Healthcare, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.

  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.

  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing

  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock

  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.

  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more

  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts

  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships

  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)

  • Colleague recognition program

  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits (https://careers.hcahealthcare.com/pages/employee-benefits-and-rewards)

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Commissioning Engineer like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

The corporate commissioning engineer shall be responsible for ensuring that all newly built and renovated spaces are designed according to the HCA MEP guidelines, are built according to said guidelines and are operating at maximum efficiency at the time the space is handed over to a facility for occupancy.

General Responsibilities

Project Design: The Cx engineer shall work with the project design team to assure the designs meet the HCA MEP guidelines and that all equipment submittals adhere to the guidelines as well as that they follow the building capital memorandums.

Functional Performance testing: The Cx engineer shall ensure all functional performance testing is taking place in a coordinated fashion and that all results are properly documented.

Owner verification: The Cx engineer shall perform an owner verification of all MEP systems through a mixture of spot checks and full operational evaluation testing.

Development of MEP Guidelines : The Cx engineer shall work with team members to continually develop HCA MEP Guidelines including controls sequences, functional performance tests and installation details.

Special Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of HVAC systems (including centrifugal chiller plants), Steam Plants, Electrical systems (including Emergency Generators), Medical Gas Systems and Building Automation Systems in healthcare facilities required

Knowledge of Joint Commission, OSHA, NFPA and other healthcare regulatory agencies preferred

Construction Management

Conducts project site visits as needed during construction. Most projects take between six to twenty-four months to build. During the course of a project, the site visits would include the following activities:

Leads and participates in coordination meetings with internal and external team members, including state and local authorities having jurisdiction.

Makes necessary decisions on issues that arise.

Observe construction activity to verify conformance with the contract documents and quality of workmanship. Identify and document any deficiencies.

Observe contractor's and subcontractor’s field management personnel to verify the project is being properly and efficiently managed. Take appropriate action, if necessary.

Evaluate and monitor the contractor's project planning and scheduling activities to verify the proper emphasis is placed on commissioning.

Follow up and respond to coordination problems that routinely occur during installation of different systems. Initiate appropriate changes in the design, if necessary.

Maintain relations with and manage expectations of hospital administration. Communicate progress of commissioning and explain delays. Advises construction manager on plant operational features, improved construction, and changes to the project.

Logs progress and needs for follow-up by contractors. Prepare written documentation routinely.

During the construction process, ensures phasing, plans, and mechanical/electrical procedures are established and followed in order to provide for safety of the public, staff and patient through commissioning prior to completion.

Evaluate requests for changes in design/construction to determine if benefits are worth the additional costs, time or deviation for standards.

Education & Experience

Bachelor degree

7+ years of experience in commissioning on multiple healthcare project sites; preferably large complex project experience

Licensed Mechanical Engineer (PE) or CxA. Preferred

Travel up to 75%

HCA Healthcare (Corporate) , based in Nashville, Tennessee, supports a variety of corporate roles from business operations to administrative positions. Like our colleagues in any HCA Healthcare hospital, our corporate campus employees enjoy unparalleled resources and opportunities to reach their potential as healthcare leaders and innovators. From market rate compensation to continuing education and career advancement opportunities , every person has a solid foundation for success. Nashville is also home to our Executive Development Program , where exceptional employees are groomed to take on CNO- and COO-level roles in our hospitals. This selective program focuses on ethics, leadership and the financial and clinical knowledge required of professionals at this level of the industry.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.

HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Commissioning Engineer opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.