Senior Mechanical Commissioning Agent

Senior Mechanical Commissioning Agent

Akana, a Native American-owned multi-discipline consulting firm with a diverse portfolio of clients and projects throughout the United States, is seeking to add a Senior Mechanical Commissioning Agent to our firm.  This position is full time.


The minimum required qualifications for this position are shown below:

  • 10+ years in the mechanical HVAC design and testing
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Mechanical or project management with demonstrated related experience
  • Demonstrated experience in CAD and Rivit
  • Able to demonstrate experience and expertise in complex mechanical facility systems
  • Solid understanding of various building automation system (BAS) controls
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
  • Familiarity with IEES / ASHRAE / NEBB, etc. procedures and protocols
  • Experience with design calculations and modeling software
  • Experience in design and commissioning cost estimating
  • Utilizes the following software to complete tasks accurately and on-time: Microsoft Word, Excel, Projects, Power Point, Outlook, BlueBeam, Sharefile systems, and Ajera
  • Must be able to pass background checks and obtain security clearances


In addition to the required qualifications the following skills are preferable:

  • Must be mechanical engineer EIT, PE is preferred
  • Certified through one of the recognized commissioning authorities preferred


General Responsibilities are:

  • Perform HVAC design, simple to complex systems
  • Perform facility ASHRAE Level 1 & 2 energy audits
  • Model facility systems for energy usage and sizing of equipment
  • Review design criteria: drawings, specifications, etc. with Q/C mindset, from a commissioning and operator’s perspective, equipment warrantees and O&M manuals: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, controls, etc.
  • Provide recommendations for optimizing building operations and addressing deficiencies
  • Develop commissioning plan and commissioning specifications
  • Perform site visits and record issues identified in a commissioning Issues Logs
  • Write and compile comprehensive commissioning reports
  • Develop and administer pre-functional and functional tests of MEP systems, fire alarm and control systems plus emergency lighting, standard and standby electrical distribution systems, UPS and standby generators, boilers, chillers, pumps and accessories, HVAC equipment, and BAS control systems
  • Schedule and direct periodic commissioning meetings
  • Attend construction and coordination meetings where needed
  • Walk-through with field balancing personal to confirm proper TAB work
  • Mentors other commissioning agents and design engineers
  • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, and contractors
  • Attends project meetings and may present specific aspects of assigned project
  • 10-30% of travel time may be required
  • Provide staff training


The salary for this position is competitive and based on experience. Akana offers full benefits including healthcare, 401k with match (after one year), short- and long-term disability insurance, and a generous PTO program! We are ideally situated just 20-minutes from downtown Portland and have free parking!


Akana is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on any basis protected by law. Our EEO policy statement is available on our website at


This opportunity may be subject to the requirements of FAR Clauses 1452.226-70 and 1452.226-71 regarding preference in hiring of Native Americans. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.


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