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Burns & McDonnell Staff Commissioning Engineer - Aviation & Federal (Saint Louis) in Saint Louis, Missouri


The Staff Commissioning Engineer will perform commissioning, retro-commissioning, and energy related assignments for complex buildings and systems in the mission critical, healthcare, laboratory, aviation, manufacturing, higher education, commercial building, water & waste water and onsite energy markets. The Staff Commissioning Engineer will work with the project team throughout the commissioning process, adapting commissioning plans to budget constrains, design factors or client needs.

  • Prepare commissioning plans, specifications and checklists based on Burns & McDonnell standards.

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

  • Assist with training operation and maintenance personnel to review operating modes, sequence of operations and specifics of equipment, operations, and maintenance of commissioning plans.

  • Document commissioning results and performance shortfalls. Collaborate with owner, operation and maintenance, design and construction personnel in recommending remedial measures.

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

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

  • Assist with the development and refinement of methodologies, tools, and standards in support of an evolving commissioning practice.

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

  • All other duties as assigned


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

  • A minimum of 3 years of direct commissioning or related experience in a variety of facility systems and subsystems including controls, mechanical, electrical, life safety and building envelope systems.

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

  • 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 DOE-2, eQUEST, Energy Pro, and other modeling software a plus.

  • Specific experience in ASHRAE level energy audits and with the development of energy savings calculations from retro-fits and energy measures from retro-commissioning a plus.

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

  • 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.

  • Completion of/or ability to obtain OSHA 8 hour Safety Training Course is required.

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


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Saint Louis

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 240214

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