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Burns & McDonnell Staff Commissioning Engineer - (Minneapolis, MN) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


Burns & McDonnell has an exciting opportunity for a Staff 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 Staff Commissioning Engineer will perform the following:

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

  • Plan, schedule, and perform work for small to mid-size projects and support project teams for large projects and programs.

  • Participate in 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.


  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Architectural Engineering from an ABET accredited university is preferred, but industry experience will be evaluated.

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

  • A minimum of 3 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, Energy Management, and/or LEED Accreditation 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.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 235469

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-KZ #A&F