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Electrical Commissioning Engineer at Electrical Reliability Services

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Denver, Colorado

Job Description:

Electrical Reliability is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Acceptance Testing and Commissioning Engineer to support our service nationally.  Preferred candidates will live in Denver CO, Los Angeles CA or Portland OR.  Other locations may be considered, but must be within 50 miles of a major international airport.

Design and perform field commissioning procedures for electrical systems, including moderately complex systems.  Perform acceptance testing per NETA standards.  Manage and lead commissioning projects.  Be self-motivated and proactive on projects with limited supervision.  Position is very mentally demanding and requires candidate to be self-aware.

  • Perform all aspects of Acceptance Testing of electrical equipment

    • Oil Transformer testing

    • MV Breaker testing

    • Protective Relay testing

    • LV Breaker testing

    • ATS testing

    • Cable Testing

    • UPS Testing

  • Perform all aspects of commissioning of electrical distribution systems

    • Perform commissioning design reviews

    • Perform commissioning submittal reviews

    • Develop commissioning forms, specifications, and plans

    • Understand electrical prints

    • Operate safely in a construction atmosphere performing acceptance testing and commissioning operations

    • Develop and participate in Integrated Systems Tests (ISTs)

  • Maintain strong client relationships

  • Manage Projects

Additional Information
  The company will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this position.  This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided.  Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire. Additionally, individuals who have limited ability to travel internationally will not be considered.



  • Graduate BSEE/BSEET Engineer and five years minimum commissioning experience. At least (5) commissioning project including Design, Construction, and Post-Occupancy phase processes. OR Graduate of applicable Commissioning Technical Training and two years minimum same or similar work experience. At least (8) commissioning projects including Design, Construction, and Post-Occupancy phase processes. OR High school education or equivalent and five years minimum same or similar work experience. At least (10) commissioning projects including Design, Construction, and Post-Occupancy phase processes.

  • Knowledge of ASHRAE commissioning industry standards. Commissioning certification is preferred.

  • Knowledge of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) process for New Construction and Existing Buildings. LEED Accredited Professional required.

  • Knowledge and theoretical understanding of building electrical systems, including normal and emergency power distribution systems, critical power systems, generators, UPS’s and batteries, monitoring and alarm systems, automatic transfer switches, metering, motor control centers, and interlocks.

  • Background and experience in operation and maintenance of all types of switchgear through the 15KV class.

  • Relay or PLC programming knowledge/experience.

  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code and various industry standards, such as OSHA and NFPA.

  • Requires special skills in a majority of the following:  Complex data center surveys/audits, some knowledge of mechanical and controls systems

  • Thorough knowledge of electrical apparatus testing with a strong theoretical understanding of electrical power systems, and good aptitude for problem evaluation.

  • Complete projects consistently on budget

  • Requires a high degree of communication, supervisory, and organization skills. 

  • Able to write detailed reports, using a computer, and accurately process job billing.

  • Communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with clients and peers.

  • Communicate technical or project related subjects accurately via email.

  • Performs well as part of a team of various groups and disciplines.

  • Good judgment, dependable, performs on projects with technical expertise.

  • Strong computer skills including editing, formatting in Microsoft Word and Excel, use of Internet for standards/products/manufacturer research, and operation of computer controlled test equipment.

  • Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and night work. Must be available for out-of-town and international travel of up to several weeks.

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear, and smell. Frequently required to sit, climb and balance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, basic color differentiation and the ability to adjust focus. Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 100 pound test sets.

  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.