Our client is a mid-stage startup company that intends to build out a platform of distributed energy resource businesses. The current product offerings are micro-sized combined heat and power (CHP) generation and combined cooling heat and power (CCHP) appliances that are designed and manufactured in house.

They are currently looking to add a Commissioning Manager to their team.

The Commissioning Manager is responsible for performing various facets of commissioning and servicing the company’s product line. They will maintain the highest level of a zero-harm culture by following and enforcing all company and customer EHS policies and programs. Energize equipment, load software, and establish communication on various makes of PLC platforms. Ability to make minor and major software changes during normal service or commissioning activities, including changes in both PLC’s and HMI systems. Interact with different levels of customer and Gridiron staff to report progress, resolve issues, and identify potential services to be offered based on customer needs

The individual will perform field service operations that may involve unusual problems requiring strong technical skills. Conduct tests or experiments requiring selection and adaptation or modification of equipment and procedures. Record, compile and reduce data for analysis and assist in related assessment and preparation of reports. Construct prototype models, as requested.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Approximately 40% travel is required, may increase.
  • Participating in plant troubleshooting and performance optimization for existing units
  • Perform complex troubleshooting as required on machinery and ancillary systems. Coordinate with engineering in reporting and implementing changes as necessary to resolve issues. Maintain accurate backup copies of all system software.
  • Communicate progress, schedules, and open items with client. Prepare detailed technical reports.
  • This role is focused on Gridiron systems and commissioning, but the ability to cross train and be utilized in related product families is expected.
  • The Commissioning Manager is technically responsible for all facets of the company’s scope of work during equipment installation and/or subsequent service inspections/outages.
  • Accurately document the work that is performed at a customer facility and/or project staging area.
  • Professionally document work completed on periodic preventive maintenance as well as intermittent corrective maintenance tasks. Assist in planning and coordinating team efforts.
  • Often work fluctuating schedules at field locations with exposure to varying environmental conditions

Required Skills & Strengths

  • Proven experience as a commissioning manager
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office and Oracle’s NetSuite
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Able to De-escalate situations
  • Organizational and leadership abilities
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work with a team or alone
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work based on business needs and resources.

Required Education & Experience

  • A (4) year engineering degree or a minimum of 5-7 years of direct related experience, and advanced understanding of generator instrumentation and control systems, PLC’s, and ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings and technical documents.
  • Previous generator controls training/certification/experience on engine/generator control systems.


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