Commissioning Agents, Inc.
  • - Building Commissioning
  • IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • 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 overall direction and management of assigned commissioning projects from initial engagement through turn over to the client. The Commissioning Project Manager will drive the development of the program test schedule, finalize 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 staff resources on the project.

The Commissioning Project Manager must work with the Electrical & Mechanical Leads to ensure project operation parameters are well understood by all test engineers, vendors, and contractors on the project.  Must possess ability to drive results with sensitivity to meeting tight timelines and openness to lead customer/contractor meetings and resolve customer and management project issues.


  • Management of health, safety & environmental issues. Takes proactive action to ensure zero harm to all employees, customers, contractors and the environment.
  • Perform a project risk assessment and take appropriate control measures before starting any major testing & Commissioning.
  • Manage the project budget to include all change orders.
  • Define commissioning plans including resourcing and scheduling. Lead commissioning effort to achieve on time project handover in accordance with the customer requirements.
  • Perform routine project Earned Value and Cost Performance reporting.
  • Oversee complete commissioning and performance acceptance testing of the following systems: 1) building control and monitoring systems; 2) HVAC, fire suppression systems; and 3) electrical infrastructure systems.
  • Lead QA/QC process.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with contractors, vendors, and field personnel to develop additional business for the company.
  • Maintain and communicate project internal and overall Lessons Learned.


Critical Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience.
  • Project management skills, PMP or equivalent beneficial.
  • Knowledge of OSHA (or equivalent) safety requirements.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Understanding of project management tools.
  • Knowledge of MS Project.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and mechanical P&IDs.
  • Strong experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Can effectively create final deliverables in all three programs.

 Working Conditions

  • Extensive travel may be required (50-75%)
  • 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 in no way states or implies that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities requested by their supervisor.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Commissioning Agents, Inc.


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