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Director of Commissioning

San Antonio, TX 78217

Posted: 11/27/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Supervisor / Management Job Number: 127970

Job Description

LK Jordan & Associates are seeking an experienced Director of Commissioning for our San Antonio client. The Director of Commissioning is responsible for leading, managing, procuring, growing and executing the efforts of the Commissioning Department that presently conducts Commissioning (Cx) services to Mechanical (HVAC), Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems on a variety of projects and facility types including commercial, industrial, governmental, institutional, infrastructure, healthcare, apartments, educational, and recreational buildings. Projects will implement processes as defined in ASHRAE 0 and 1 commissioning process guidelines. Projects will support or may include LEED Cx efforts, AEGB Cx requirements and IECC minimum Cx. Tasks performed by the commissioning team include new construction and renovation commissioning for MEP systems, retro-commissioning for existing facilities, energy studies, energy modeling, measurement verification (for some projects) as well as ongoing commissioning where requested.

Responsible for growing the commissioning department. The potential candidate will be a “market leader”.


Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Work with Engineering Project Managers, the owner, design team, and construction/installation partners to review projects in the commissioning phase and troubleshoot as needed.

  • Become a subject matter expert in the commissioning process, to support ongoing improvements to processes and systems, and to train others.

  • Leverage your expertise to trouble-shoot maintenance and system issues.

  • Take a lead role in updating and refining the commissioning process based on new technology.

  • Responsible for managing and leading the commissioning department.

  • Manage and mentor commissioning staff.

  • Assist owners and/or clients to develop owner project requirements.

  • Develop and perform pre-functional checklists for MEP systems according to project scope.

  • Create and perform final performance tests with applicable contractors according to the project scope.

  • Develop and maintain Master Deficiency Log for each commissioning project. Coordinate with contractor, owner, architect, engineer, and construction manager(s) on steps to resolve deficiencies.

  • Coordinate with project team members internal and external to facilitate a successful commissioning process on each project.

  • Develop commissioning plan per project. Maintain, update, and distribute plan as required to facilitate a successful commissioning project.

  • Issue project status updates to the Client on defined regular intervals during the commissioning process.

  • Schedule and chair commissioning kick-off meeting and subsequent commissioning meetings for each commissioning project.

  • Prepare project specific commissioning specifications and deliver to project engineer for review and inclusion.

  • Perform step-by-step review and verification of all project commissioning procedures.

  • Assist with training and growing the commissioning department.

  • Assist in Request for Qualification project write-ups and participate in project interviews when required.

  • Assist with general business development efforts such as meeting new clients and maintaining existing client relationships.

  • Generate leads to pursue commissioning work.

  • Assist in developing tools and templates for the Commissioning department.

  • Planning, coordinating, and executing MEP job observation site visits.

  • Writing and issuing job observation site visit reports.




Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in engineering or related field or related industry experience.

  • PE license, Commissioning Certification, Energy Management, or TAB certifications desired. Commissioning certifications may include QCxP, CxA, or similar.

  • 10-20+ years of related industry experience desired, including a minimum of 10+ years commissioning experience.

  • Project management expertise, including scheduling, budgeting, and resource planning.

  • Business development experience a plus.

  • Experience developing proposals a plus.

  • Proficiency in client facing/client relationship/client management skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office and general computer use.

  • Proficiency with construction management software such as Pro-core, PlanGrid, etc.

  • Experience with commissioning software or ongoing commissioning tools.

  • Experience using CxAlloy is a plus.

  • Experience using Revu Bluebeam is a plus.

  • Technical knowledge of MEP system design and operation, and experience with controls and instrumentation (design or implementation).

  • Electrical Experience a plus.

  • Ability to climb ladders/stairs and to lift and carry loads in excess of 20 lbs. Able to be on a job site for extended periods of time (8-10 hours).

  • Familiar with the engineering submittal review and RFI processes.

  • Familiar with MEP construction standards and guidelines.

  • Ability to view drawings in AutoCAD and Revit.

  • MEP Design experience.



Working conditions


This is a full-time position that may require travel within Texas.


Physical requirements


This role will require office work and site work to perform commissioning tasks. Ability to be active and mobile on job sites is required. Ability to climb ladders/stairs and to lift and carry loads in excess of 20 lbs. is needed, as well as ability to be on a job site for extended periods of time (8-10 hours).



Direct reports


The Director of Commissioning may require reporting to the CEO directly or the Vice President of MEP Department. At present we are looking at two to three direct reports.


For a Confidential Conversation regarding this outstanding career opportunity please contact: Roy Campbell | 210.541.0471 or to apply please send your resume to

Our most successful Candidates come from referrals, so if this position doesn’t look like a great opportunity for you - but you happen to know or have coached this special talent - please forward this email to them or refer me their name in confidence.  Thank you for your consideration!

“L.K. Jordan & Associates is and equal opportunity employers”.
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