Commissioning Agent

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Planate Management Group LLC
Annapolis, MD, United States

Phone: 1-800-543-1989
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Commissioning Agent


San Francisco, CA 

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Job Description:

Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies.

The Commissioning Agent be responsible for assisting the San Francisco Veterans Affairs in reviewing engineering documents to ensure that the commissioning and startup requirements are accounted for in the design. This will be supervising the performance testing of the equipment with the client representatives before the handover of the facilities to the owner.

This is a part-time (approximately 15 hours in a week) project contingent upon the award of the contract.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the project is in accordance with the VA Whole Building Commissioning Process Manual
  • Prepare the site for building operations and furnish labor and materials as required by drawings and specifications
  • If needed, shall comply with laboratory testing and/or field inspection
  • Check that all materials and equipment accruing from work are disposed of appropriately
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to review construction work is in compliance with the contract
  • Prepare and maintain an updated pre-commissioning and commissioning execution plans (including the schedule and the mobilization of personnel and equipment)
  • Supervise the preparation of the pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures
  • Supervise the preparation of the performance test procedures and of the operating manuals with the process team.
  • Prepare the commissioning progress reports to the project management and to the commissioning department
  • Review and comment on contractor’s Quality Control Plan, safety/accident prevention plans, activity hazard analysis
  • Assist with scheduling required outages to avoid work stoppages for contactors, subcontractors and hospital operations
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • BCxP, CxA, or similar accredited commissioning certification is preferred
  • Desired to have specialized technical and practical knowledge and experience (at least 5 years) in commissioning complex systems including Central Station Air Handler w/LEED, Chilled Water Systems w/LEED, High Pressure/Volume Duct System, energy savings conservation measures, and with expert knowledge of sophisticated Networked Control Systems (AWEMS or other)
  • Extensive experience, ability and understanding of facility construction concepts, principles and practices applicable to vertical construction projects
  • Ability to understand and review technical engineering specifications and statements of work covering complex and diverse engineering designs or changes to the contract documents
  • Extensive experience and ability to monitor construction, maintenance, repair and alteration
  • Trained and knowledgeable of Primavera scheduling software and/or other construction scheduling software packages is desired
  • Sound understanding of field construction concepts, principles and practices applicable to civil, mechanical, electrical and/or environmental engineering concerned with design, layout and supervision of construction operations
  • Strong knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, practices, procedures, laws and regulations as they relate to engineering performance requirements
  • Background on safety and quality management in the healthcare construction field

COVID 19 PROTOCOL: Due to the nature of work, the successful candidate will be required to comply with all Federal guidelines regarding vaccination for all employees and contractors. Please refer to Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors for more information.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally, and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!