Mechanical Commissioning Agent
 San Diego, CA

Requisition Number: SUBJE02783

Haskell is looking for a Mechanical Commissioning Agent to join our team!

The Mechanical Commissioning Agent will be responsible for assigned projects including commissioning activities, engineering, design, coordination, and client communications, and associated construction administration and field-related troubleshooting efforts. This position’s responsibilities include the performance of or oversight of commissioning activities, engineering calculations, systems and equipment selection, mechanical and plumbing systems design and drafting, supervision of the mechanical and plumbing engineers and designers assigned to the project, project design budget management, and project schedule management.

The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Group at Haskell supports core markets throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and the Asia Pacific Region. Providing construction, architecture, and engineering for over 55 years in the food and beverage, consumer products and beer, wine and spirits markets, we work closely with many Fortune 500 companies providing our industry knowledge and expertise. Our CPG team is a melting pot of industry-leading experts and knowledgeable team members that work together, providing the best solutions to our clients with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and experience. By joining the CPG team, you will become a part of a close-knit family that is ready to help support each other and our clients and a unique opportunity to build your skills, provide knowledge and create things that matter.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Application of Knowledge of Building Systems (Conceptual Design):
    • Ensures understanding and compliance with the owner’s building program requirements and facility or corporate standards related to mechanical and plumbing systems design.
    • Confirms and reviews applicable codes and standards such as but not limited to the International Building Code Council (Mechanical, Plumbing, Gas, Fire), ASHRAE Standards (90.1, 62 and 15), and NFPA.
    • Given the scope of design services, the owner’s building program and facility standards, building code research, and relevant industry standards, verify the mechanical and plumbing systems basis of design and in doing so provide clarification, qualifications, and design assumptions regarding relevant design issues related to commissioning activities.
    • Works with the design engineer to ensure that the appropriate systems/products are utilized in the facility along with the appropriate control strategies.
    • Works with the building owner and construction management team to validate construction costs and provide value engineering options as may be necessary.
  • Design:
    • Performs the establishment of the building envelop thermal insulation values for the purpose of energy code compliance and cooling/heating load calculations.
    • Performs and documents engineering calculations related to mechanical and plumbing systems for the purpose of verifying code-compliant systems and equipment.
    • Performs systems and equipment review for application to the basis of design for projects within the company and associated with commissioning activities.
    • Assist the design engineer in developing the necessary control drawings (schematics, points list, and sequence of operation) to ensure adequate environmental temperature and humidity control or system and equipment performance as related to commissioning activities.
    • Reviews that there are complete and accurate specifications.
    • Performs peer reviews of design documents completed within the company to ensure completeness and accuracy as related to commissioning activities.
    • Prepares a commissioning plan for each project including functional testing protocol along with a schedule. Testing protocol to be coordinated with the design engineer to ensure all necessary hardware and sequences can be supported.
    • Performs systems and equipment selections on projects they are the lead designer for.
    • Performs layout and sizing of systems and equipment on projects they are the lead designer for.
    • Drafts or oversees the drafting of the mechanical and plumbing systems and in doing so establishes the appropriate level of drawing detail to ensure completeness and accuracy of design and construction cost.
    • Schedules mechanical and plumbing equipment with the appropriate accessories and remarks on projects they are the lead designer for.
    • Develops the necessary control drawings (schematics, points list, and sequence of operation) to ensure adequate environmental temperature and humidity control or system and equipment performance on projects they are the lead designer for.
    • Ensures that there are complete and accurate specifications on projects they are the lead designer for.
  • Construction Support:
    • Advises and assists Construction Project Managers, Superintendents, and Subcontractors in the commissioning process along with schedules regular meetings with the team for testing and follow up on deficiency lists.
    • Review applicable shop drawings and submittal data for compliance with construction documents in accordance with the commissioning plan.
    • Participates as requested in construction inspection to monitor compliance with design intent, construction drawings, and specifications. Prepares inspection reports for the design engineer and project team.
    • Provides timely solutions to field problems and prepares field orders in conjunction with the design engineer as issues are found in the commissioning process.
    • Assists the quality group and design engineers in troubleshooting or inspecting projects.
  • Project Management (Design):
    • Prepares design man-hour estimates along with accompanying scope narratives for assigned projects and proposal efforts.
  • Profitability, Planning/Scheduling:
    • Completes commissioning actives within the provided design budget and negotiates additional design fees when the scope is expanded.
    • Provides direction for what is to be included in the design package issue (pricing documents, SD, DD, and CD).
    • Works with the project’s Engineering Manager and Project Manager to ensure that the project schedule will be met and complete documents provided for each submission.
  • Professional Development:
    • Maintains required licensing CEU.
    • Proactively attempts to receive in-house/out-of-house training to maintains design skills.
    • Participates in the professional community and trade organizations within the discipline.
    • Participates in the development of the group and corporate standards and specifications committees.
    • Takes an active role in quality assurance/quality control/best practices.

Job Responsibilities Specific To SME:

  • Monitors professional and trade publications and continuously evaluate new technologies for viability to Haskell. Advises the Discipline Chief on new technologies that Haskell should consider for incorporation into the AE Practice.
  • Creates presentations and articles on technical topics suitable for publication and training for both internal and external audiences.
  • Participates in the professional, community, and trade organizations within the discipline to promote Haskell and demonstrate Haskell’s thought leadership, including participation in professional or trade association committees, officer positions and/or publications of articles on related issues.
  • Takes an active role in teaching and mentoring staff
  • Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge of new developments, products, systems, and methods in the area of expertise for discipline, serving as a central resource technical information and creative/innovative ideas.
  • Assists QA staff in quality assurance in areas of expertise.
  • Assists projects through onsite investigation and troubleshooting of issues within the design and control of mechanical systems on an as-needed basis.


  • Bachelor’s in engineering from an ABET-accredited program preferred.
  • Project experience on a variety of projects from simple to complex and small to large.
  • Commissioning certification equal to ASHRAE BCxP

Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications, Etc.:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer preferred
  • Presentation skills
  • Project team management skills.
  • Ability to interface with local, state, and federal authorities.

Haskell is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities). All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Haskell is a drug-free workplace, all applicants who receive conditional offers of employment will be subjected to pre-employment drug testing.