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Burns & McDonnell Senior Commissioning Engineer - (Denver) in Denver, Colorado


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Commissioning Engineer with a desire to grow personally and professionally.

We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset to join our national team with a passion to work alongside engineers, architects, construction teams, and owners to make their projects more successful.

As an employee-owner you will work within a multi-discipline team to manage jobsite commissioning activities, client expectations, scopes of work, develop proposals and coordinate resources for your projects. You will interface with owners and facilities managers to develop and implement a commissioning process which will achieve their goals and make them successful. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with facilities, construction, or engineering backgrounds who have experience in Digital Control Systems, Building Automation Systems, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Life Safety, Building Enclosure, Security, Communications, or other Specialty Systems.

The Senior Commissioning Engineer will perform the following:

  • Execute commissioning, retro-commissioning and energy related projects.

  • Plan, schedule, and perform work for large projects and programs with support from our national practice.

  • Manage staff and assistant level commissioning team to execute projects. Responsible for the quality control of their deliverables.

  • Manage subcontractors scope of work and quality control.

  • Lead meetings with owner, operation and maintenance, design and construction personnel to understand project goals and schedule to ensure commissioning is properly coordinated.

  • Prepare commissioning plans, specifications and checklist and functional test documentation based on Burns & McDonnell standards.

  • Review design, equipment submittals, operation and maintenance manual, start-up reports, checklists, and training programs.

  • Perform site visits to coordinate commissioning, evaluate new and existing systems, witness equipment start-up and testing.

  • Perform functional testing of highly technical systems. Document commissioning results and performance issues.

  • Collaborate with owner, operation and maintenance, design and construction personnel in recommending remedial measures.

  • Assist with the development and refinement of methodologies, tools, and standards in support of a growing national and worldwide commissioning practice.

  • Assist with training operation and maintenance personnel to maintain commissioned systems and perform a continuous commissioning program.

  • Ability to travel up to 25 % of the time as projects dictate.

  • All other duties, as assigned.

Want to join a high performing group that will take an interest in your career growth? This position will allow you to take on roles that include technical leadership, project management and business development.


  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Architectural Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required.

  • Mechanical, electrical and/or enclosure commissioning experience is preferred.

  • A minimum of 7 years of direct commissioning or related experience in startups of a variety of facility systems and subsystems including building automation system controls, mechanical, electrical, life safety and building envelope systems.

  • Certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.

  • Certification in the Commissioning Process or Energy Management is a plus.

  • 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.

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

  • Understanding of site safety procedures, including electrical safety.

  • Experience with different types of stand-alone monitoring equipment including flow meters, temperature loggers, electrical meters, and others a plus.

  • Understanding and familiarity with energy modeling a plus.

  • Experience in ASHRAE level energy audits and development of energy savings calculations from retrofits and energy measures identified during retro-commissioning a plus.

  • Experience in combined heat and power/cogeneration, central utility plants, data centers, healthcare facilities, laboratories, water/wastewater facilities, building automation system controls, building envelope, test & balance, NETA electrical testing, renewable energy and other specialties a plus.

  • Successful completion of OSHA 30-hour Safety Training Course is required within the first 3 months.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Department of Defense security clearance.

Compensation Range

$145,000 - $200,000

The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in compliance with all local/state regulations. The expected compensation range for this position is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, prior work experience and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate in our discretionary year-end incentive bonus program.


Our extensive benefits package takes care of you so that you can focus on doing great work. From insurance and disability to time off and wellness programs, we provide the tools to meet your needs. As part of being 100% employee owned, eligible employees participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in addition to our 401(k) retirement program. For more information, please visit the Benefits & Wellness page.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-CO-Denver

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 235438 Job Hire Type Experienced