Commissioning Specialist (Functional)

Requisition ID: 267908 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 



Applies specialized knowledge of startup methods to the solution of specific problems. Provides the resolution of technical questions arising in the area of specialty. Uses advanced startup engineering techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of related sciences and disciplines. Role will report into the Infrastructure Commissioning & Operations Management team.


Position may be based either in the Reston, or the Houston office.



  •      Develops and evaluates plans and criteria within a discipline or specialty for a variety of project activities.
  •      Interprets new or special regulations, codes, standards, criteria and performance data relating to the specialty.
  •      Provides technical advice and counsel on specific assignments.
  •      Provides input and participates in special technical educational and training programs as directed.
  •      Performs field consulting services as required.
  •      Executes specialized assignments within a type of industry or type of industrial process for startup, operations, maintenance or testing.
  •      Assists in the preparation of project proposals.
  •      Maintains contact with others within area of expertise as directed regarding new concepts, approaches and solutions to problems.
  •      Assists in project design reviews and project operations manual preparation.
  •    Provides technical guidance to project or task force personnel as assigned.
  •    Prepares and gives presentations as directed.



  • In-depth knowledge of the specialty area and knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.
  • Technical knowledge of startup, operations, maintenance or testing gained through progressive CSU experience on multiple projects 
  • Good knowledge of related construction and engineering practices and the economics involved.

  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to the particular specialty.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited college or university or a professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline from a recognized licensing board and 9+ years experience in a combination of startup/operations/maintenance experience. 

  • A sufficient number of specialized courses in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline to meet the job requirements

  • Extensive progressive work experience in the specialty.


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