Commissioning Manager
DeKalb, IL 
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Job Description

Drive and lead activities related to project construction and contract administration with a focus on successful commissioning. Actively engaged in the project delivery of larger and more complex assignments. Plan and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of commissioning techniques, procedures, and criteria


At Mortenson, we believe everyone is a leader. For that reason, every team member is expected to apply our leadership principles - Do the Right Thing, We Before Me and Inspire What's Possible - in their work. This means we act with dependability, initiative and a positive attitude to produce high quality work and deliver an exceptional customer experience. We are on time, productive and consistent in our attendance. We approach work as part of a team, listen to the opinions of others and cooperate to achieve project goals. We accept direction from supervisors and seek out constructive feedback. We follow rules and procedures to ensure quality work and safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. We push to exceed the established goals, standards and accountabilities of our positions to increase quality, safety and innovation.

All team members are responsible for supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, as well as positively contributing to our company culture. This begins by aligning with Mortenson's values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in addition to abiding by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual. ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • Perform scope of work technical reviews to provide detailed comments and recommendations for revisions.
  • Developing commissioning specifications for basic systems across multiple disciplines.
  • Creating commissioning plans, checklists, and tests for basic systems.
  • Provide technical guidance while leading field visits and observing commissioning inspections and tests.
  • Executes and provides direction to others regarding functional performance test in the field.
  • Draft technical documents for issue resolutions, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Ability to conduct training and educational session on topics within your discipline.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines regarding construction coordination and issue resolution.
  • Working with contractors, in the field, to resolve commissioning issues observed during testing
  • Provide support in collaborations with the scope team and Project Manager to verify the scope intent and scope criteria to be used for commissioning.
  • Writing issue descriptions, meeting minutes, field reports and final reports
  • Effectively work with and build relationships with individuals of diverse technical backgrounds and organizational levels
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships to support problem solving and project execution
  • Effectively work with and build relationships with individuals of diverse technical backgrounds and organizational levels
  • Lead internal meetings effectively
  • Excellent communication and client relationship skills
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Conceptual knowledge of key construction documents and their relationship to construction Project Management and Field Executions
  • Knowledge of how design, construction, start-up, commissioning and turnover align within the project delivery process.
  • Experience with key construction documents and their relationship to Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC)
  • Ability to access and interpret all types of design and contract instruments such as BIM models.
  • Understanding of applicable design codes, design standards and specification requirements, and ability to interpret them.
  • Experience with the commissioning process, L0-L5.
  • Concisely relate the construction deliverable to the commissioning deliverable.
  • Microsoft Office, project and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level
  • Experience with data-based commissioning tools such as BIM360
  • General understanding of building systems across disciplines and fundamental knowledge in at least one discipline such as HVAC, plumbing/piping, electrical, lighting, instrumentation and controls, or building envelope systems
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, including carrying out appropriate follow-through with others, delegating work, and giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Communicates well with individuals at all levels in the organization and project partners.
  • Ability to anticipate project work, appropriately delegate workload and balance workload within a team.
  • Active listening skills and effective communication including an openness to diverse input and feedback
  • Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity, inclusive behaviors, and Affirmative Action plans and their intended use
  • Experience in evaluating risk, schedule impact and safety for quality and commissioning related activities.
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies
  • Ability to fulfill development to closeout responsibilities for complex projects
  • Proven positive and professional attitude and customer service skills
  • Ability to travel to 25%
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Construction, Civil, or Architectural, Mechanical, and/or Electrical Engineering or 10 years of equivalent field experience
  • Minimum seven years construction management or commissioning experience, preferably with a MEP Contractor, Commissioning firm.

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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