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Company: McKinstry
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate


At McKinstry, we're proud to be a collective group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors, and students. We strive to create a safe and engaging work environment that empowers you to do the work you are passionate about.

We believe deeply that energy and facility services, engineering and construction are revolutionizing the built environment – and if you're driven by our mission to transform ideas into meaningful relationships and together, build a thriving planet, McKinstry may be the place for you. Serving our community together is one of the ways we at McKinstry put our shared purpose into action. 

Total collaboration and diverse, employee-centric work experience are what we can provide you. Integrated delivery and true consultative partnership is what you will help us provide for our clients. Our culture is what differentiates us and because of this, we seek exceptional talent that believes what we believe.


Here's where you come in:

We are currently seeking a Senior Commissioning Engineer to join our amazing Technical Services Midwest team. 


You're great at:

Team Support 

  • Improve, refine, and augment McKinstry's commissioning procedures and documentation to enhance the commissioning team processes. 
  • Train and mentor commissioning staff. 
  • Assist the commissioning manager in the management of the commissioning team on an as needed basis. 
  • Monitor latest industry trends and share knowledge with commissioning team members. 


Project Management 

  • Find ways to reduce operating and maintenance costs, improve the comfort of a building's occupants and extend the life of equipment. 
  • Provide systems training to assigned McKinstry Service mechanics and/or owners representatives. 
  • Develop project specific commissioning budgets, plans, procedures, and schedules. 
  • Manage project specific pre-start, start-up, and test-adjust-balance, and commissioning field work. 
  • Conduct commissioning coordination meetings as needed with owner, project management, contractor, and other commissioning team members as defined in the commissioning plan. 
  • When independent commissioning authorities are involved, coordinate and demonstrate McKinstry's commissioning activities and documentation. 
  • Develop a project specific training agenda and manage the owner training process. 
  • Return complete and legible commissioning documentation to business and brand services for report publication.   
  • Track noted commissioning issues until resolved and closed. 
  • Interact and advise customers on systems. 
  • Assist with requests for proposal, creation of end reports, and presentations to clients. 
  • Assume significant project ownership. 
  • Know project scope, schedule, and budget; notify owner if budget will be exceeded or not in-scope items are being performed early; seek additional compensation prior to execution of extra work. 


Systems Analysis 

  • Understand the design concept and intent by reviewing construction documentation, including drawings and scheduled equipment. 
  • Provide recommendations and feedback regarding the design, equipment selection, TAB requirements, maintainability, and potential enhancements. 
  • Review documentation for compliance with McKinstry design standards, control standards, industry best practices, commissioning standards, and control specification (if applicable). 
  • Assess the capability of control scope and documentation to achieve the mechanical design intent.  


Systems Verification 

  • Verify the operation of the systems in the commissioning scope, including establishing acceptance criteria, obtaining completed reports from the installing vendor, and direct performing testing and verification. 
  • Verify that control system work station, graphics, alarm dial out, and remote monitoring capabilities are complete per McKinstry standards and contract documents. 
  • Review system as-built documentation for accuracy and completeness. 
  • Communicate noted commissioning issues, questions and concerns through proper channels in a timely manner. 
  • Determine whether the control provider has completed all required responsibilities.  
  • Work with commissioning manager to schedule required equipment calibrations. 


What we would like to see from you:

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency for all the responsibilities of a Commissioning Engineer. 
  • Five (5) years of experience in the commissioning field including performance contracting requirements required. 
  • Proficiency in BCA, PECI and/or ASHRAE commissioning procedures required. 
  • BA/BS Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and building automation systems required. 
  • Ability to read and understand construction documents (mechanical drawings, specifications, etc.) required. 
  • Intermediate understanding of other building systems (fire/life safety, plumbing, lighting, security) required. 
  • Hospital, bio-tech, data center, and energy analysis experience preferred. 
  • BCA CCP or ACG CxA certification is preferred. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, and Outlook required; working knowledge of SharePoint preferred. 


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training.

McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence.

This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.


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