Commissioning Project Manager – Burns & McDonnell’s

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Burns & McDonnell’s Seattle office is seeking a Project Manager – Commissioning  to  oversee commissioning, retro-commissioning and energy-related services 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 Project Manager-Commissioning will be part of an expending National Commissioning Practice and will be responsible for client satisfaction, management of project team members, project execution, and business development.

Job Functions

  • Direct and coordinate activities of several disciplines on projects of moderate scope or a combination of smaller projects with internal and external clients.
  • Oversee proposal development for project pursuits. Will initiate or assist in contract negotiations or preparation.
  • Assist in the direction of project planning, budgeting and also in establishing critical project objectives.
  • Will have strong ties to the Seattle, WA regional market.
  • Work closely with the National Director of Commissioning and other key commissioning leaders in the successful growth of the Burns & McDonnell commissioning practice.
  • Develop and refine methodologies, tools, and standards in support of an evolving commissioning practice.
  • Manage project resources and subcontractors.
  • Develop and execute commissioning plans, testing and reporting.
  • Provide inspirational leadership by attracting, retaining, motivating and developing high caliber, multi-discipline talent.
  • Collaborate with the National Director, other Commissioning Managers, marketing staff and other Global Practices to identify and analyze business development opportunities that are strategically aligned with the Company’s objectives.
  • Identify target clients for Burns & McDonnell and cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients, customers and contractors to develop business.
    Pursuit strategy, capture plan development, go/no-go decisions in order to pre-sell projects before RFP release.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of commissioning, retro-commissioning, energy consulting or related experience in a variety of facility systems and subsystems including controls, mechanical, electrical, life safety and building envelope systems. A minimum of 3 years of experience managing engineering projects.
  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Architectural Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required however a combination of equivalent experience and training may be considered. Certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is a differentiator.
  • Must have ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of industry, government and public contracts on project-related matters.
  • Advanced knowledge in building commissioning, retro-commissioning and/or energy related projects.
  • Strong facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage workplans, schedules and budgets and provide leadership to a diverse project team.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to obtain US government security clearance.
  • Advanced knowledge of site safety procedures, including electrical safety
  • Experience in ASHRAE level energy audits. Experience developing energy savings calculations from retro-fits and energy measures from retro-commissioning.
  • Advanced knowledge in combined heat and power/cogeneration, central utility plants, datacenters, healthcare facilities, laboratories, water/wastewater facilities,controls, building envelope, TAB, NETA electrical testing, renewable energy and other specialties.
  • Certification in the Commissioning Process, as an Energy Manager, or LEED Accreditation a plus.
    Professional Registration preferred.


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