Commissioning Agents, Inc.
  • - Building Commissioning
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Excellent benefits package. Since 2008 (although not guaranteed) our ESOP retirement plan has paid out 15%

CAI's Data Center business is exploding. Major Hubs of activity are WA, WY, TX, NY and CO but you can work remotely if you are open for travel.

Position Summary

This position provides direction of all mechanical aspects of commissioning projects from initial engagement through turn over to the client. The Mechanical Lead will drive the development of the mechanical test schedule, finalize mechanical test procedures, review project submittals for consistency with the design intent, basis of design and the owner's project requirements, and maintain overall responsibility for mechanical test engineers on the project.  The Mechanical Lead is to drive the planning and execution of commissioning for the mechanical infrastructure of the mission critical facility.  He/she will be expected to execute against the project schedule through the coordination of contractors and/or vendors to complete the desired mechanical system testing.


  • Lead all aspects of safety for all mechanical tests.
  • Oversee complete commissioning and performance acceptance testing of the mechanical infrastructure systems.
  • Assignment of testing duties and oversight of mechanical test engineers.
  • Development of all mechanical test procedures.
  • QA/QC of all mechanical test procedures.
  • Provide input and insight to the overall commissioning plan.
  • Coordinate with project and client engineers to evaluate issues identified during testing.
  • Compile reports for the mechanical test engineers and issue a daily report to the Commissioning Project Manager.

 Critical Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of OSHA (or equivalent) safety requirements.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical P&IDs.
  • Knowledge of mission critical design concepts.
  • Knowledge of various Building Automation/Monitoring Systems (BAS/BMS), Air Handlers, Humidifiers, Variable Refrigerant Flow, Computer Room Air Conditioners/Handlers (CRAC/CRAH), Evaporators, Adiabatic Coolers, Pressure/Temperature/Humidity sensors & Flowmeters.
  • Knowledge of basic thermodynamics and heat transfer and fluid flow.
  • Knowledge of the Test, Adjust and Balance (TAB) process.
  • Knowledge of mechanical trend analysis.
  • Strong experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Can effectively create final products in all three programs.

  Working Conditions

  • Extensive travel may be required depending on where the projects are
  • Work under construction site conditions


About us

CAI was founded 22 years ago by two people in Indianapolis.  We help our clients achieve a higher standard by inspecting, starting up, testing and troubleshooting systems and equipment for "mission critical" facilities.  We have grown steadily since 1996 to over 500 employees worldwide today.  Though we started in the Pharmaceutical industry we now reach into biotech, medical device, data centers, hospitals, laboratories, and more.  We are 100% employee owned and offer excellent benefits and opportunities for continued professional growth.    

If interested please go to "Data Center" 

This job description is not all inclusive and you may be asked to do other duties.  CAI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. CAI will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCO

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