Our purpose at CloudHQ is to provide flexible, efficient and resilient data center solutions to businesses of all sizes. Our growing organization was founded by the pioneer of data center REITs. CloudHQ has state-of-the-art data center sites located in two Northern Virginia locations, as well as London, Frankfurt and Paris, and we anticipate exponential growth over the next several years both in the US and abroad.
The Commissioning Agent will work closely with the construction team to ensure that data center projects meet CloudHQ’s Operation requirements with excellence. Primary duties involve overseeing the design, installation and testing of all components, materials, equipment, and systems. The Commissioning Agent will oversee commissioning of mission-critical systems in our data centers to include generators, back-up power supplies, humidifier, sprinkler systems, chillers, cooling towers, water pumps, exhaust fans, digital electrical distribution equipment. This individual will be responsible for conducting reviews of design packages, monitoring, and analyzing equipment tests. The Commissioning Agent is critical to the company’s continued success by ensuring that testing has been executed and the data centers operate at maximum operational efficiency.
Note: this is not a remote role, but travel shall be required. The candidate will need to be in the DMV area to perform this role.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Monitor and maintain data center project tasks, tracking budget, schedule, and scope of work
- Liaise between the client and internal team to document the basis of design, serving as the main point of contact with the client during commissioning activities and project completion
-Responsible for reviewing all written work submitted to the client
-Develop, review, and implement a commissioning plan encompassing construction as required for building phasing
-Conduct a Pre-Construction commissioning process meeting
-Attend selected construction progress and Pre-installation job-site meetings to obtain information on construction progress
-Review construction progress meeting minutes for revisions/substitutions related to the Owner's design intent. Assist in resolving any discrepancies
-Schedule the commissioning process activities and integrate them into the master project schedule as prepared and maintained by the Owner's Representative
-Complete a thorough review of the design documents at the end of the Construction Documents Phase. --Work with the internal CloudHQ team driving design changes as required
-Develop full commissioning specifications for all commissioned equipment
-Inspects installation in the field and witness functional testing on site; perform site visits, as necessary, to observe component and document component system installations
-Coordinate with primary IT liaison for control systems issues
-Execute commissioning tests to demonstrate that equipment is correctly installed, functions properly and safely without interruption
-Develop and implement engineering standards/best practices
-Perform readiness reviews of assigned projects to inform overall building acceptance
-Maintain a Master Issues Log and a separate testing record. Provide to the Contractor, the A/E Design Team, the Owner and the Owner's Representative written progress reports and test results with recommended actions
-Validate and attend training of the operation team personnel
-Review final third-party Commissioning Process Report
-Assist with other projects as needed
-Travel to sites, client meeting, trainings or conferences as requested and required
Education: Extensive relevant experience in lieu of a degree considered. If attained, Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
Experience: Minimum 7 years of experience in commercial construction with large sophisticated mechanical and electrical systems. Data center commissioning experience is a plus.
-General understanding of data center systems, including mechanical and electrical building systems
-Understanding of appropriate design and local codes
-Strong business Acumen
-Meticulous attention to detail and ability to exercise critical judgement
-Demonstrated professional verbal and written communication skills
-Expertise in core Microsoft office suite applications (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook)
-Exceptional organizational skills
-Exceptional attention to detail
-Ability to multi-task while managing changing priorities for multiple projects
-Assertive personality style needed to ensure that processes are completed and moving on to the next stage of completion
-Strong work ethic and self-motivation
-Ability to maintain excellent relationships with contractors, clients, and other departments within the company
-Ability and willingness to move about the work area and travel to worksites as needed or required.
-Ability to work overtime as required
-Ability and willingness to respond to emails and phone calls after hours in the event of an emergency
What we Offer
CloudHQ’s people and culture are the most enriching aspects that make us a great place to work. We are strengthened by industry experts who bring extensive knowledge, skill, and experience, leaders who bring vision, innovation and commitment to our people, and an expanding team of individuals who believe in that vision, and bring their best to support their customers and team.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation and rewarding incentives, comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability), 401(k) with match, 11 paid holidays, generous PTO, development opportunities, and the ability to closely impact and contribute to the growth of an exceptional organization.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CloudHQ is an equal employee opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.