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Job Title: Commissioning Agent
Company Name: CBRE
Location: Portland, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/17/2018
Expire Date: 02/28/2018
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Environmental, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Commissioning Agent

CBRE Heery International seeks a Commissioning Agent with proven construction project experience to support multiple projects in Portland, OR. 

Candidates will demonstrate strong self motivation, excellent communication skills and a thorough understanding of MEP building systems and commissioning processes. The Commissioning Agent will provide oversight of commissioning projects and will direct and administer the systematic process for commissioning building services from concept design through functional testing of systems to post occupancy verification.

Also, verifies that designed, installed and tested plant and equipment satisfies the environmental performance criteria specified and meets the client’s operational needs through all operational seasons. Is an objective, third party Building Services advocate acts in a staff advisory capacity of the Owner who exercises discretion and independent thought in fulfilling the role. Will report to the Snr Cx Agent and Operations Manager and will assist with, training and development. Provide commissioning related services and QA/QC on project sites as assigned by Operations Manager.

Supports project team by delivering building commissioning services that require application of standard techniques for a small project or selected segments of a larger one.

Reviews, develops, and collates construction project related reports and deliverable documentation for review and approval.

Performs on-site inspection, testing, validation and verification of building system for small projects.

Reviews construction related design documents, drawings and specifications for approval.

Plans, chairs and documents all project commissioning meetings.

Verifies design documents, equipment submittals and measured performance are consistent with the specifications and client's operation requirements.

Performs onsite observations relating to installation of building systems; prepares associated documentation for approval..

On smaller projects, directs onsite system testing and monitoring of complex and integrated systems.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Coordinates and assigns tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project team.  Leads project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees.  May have responsibility for identifying training needs, tracking performance, coaching, and motivating a work unit and/or group.


3-5 years of experience in the building commissioning process, start-up, facilities management operations, Controls systems, Test and Balance or MEP installation supervision activities strongly desired.

Sustainable energy and facilities assessments experience a plus.

Any Mission Critical or Industrial commissioning process understanding beneficial for this potential position.

Predominately based in Portland but travel to project sites throughout western states will be required.


Associates Degree in Engineering or related is desired but not required.


BCA CCP, CEM, and LEED accreditation, or a P.E. in M/E and OSHA 10 safety certifications all beneficial but not required.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret  complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees and client groups to take desired action. 

Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.

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