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Open Position

Commissioning Specialist

ABP is looking to hire an exceptional Commissioning Specialist to join our growing firm. ABP is a nationally recognized independent commissioning and energy optimization consulting firm. We are dedicated to assisting building owners, developers, and design teams in the design, construction, and management of high-performance buildings. ABP’s projects cover large commercial developments, high profile and government projects, academic buildings, and more throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. ABP operates as a 12-person virtual company, with staff working from home throughout Maryland, Virginia, and DC, and meeting in person monthly.

Job Description

ABP has an immediate opening for a Commissioning Specialist. The position being offered is for a graduate in Mechanical or Electrical Engineer with a strong interest in building systems (HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Controls), and desire to be part of the solution to climate change. Through their course work, project work, and any internships, the candidate should be able to demonstrate effective problem solving, data analysis, and great communication skills. The applicant should have at least 2 years of experience with HVAC or Electrical design and/or construction site field work.


The Commissioning Specialist will serve as a valuable member of our team, working on multiple concurrent projects performing building commissioning services for both new construction and existing commercial, institutional, and educational buildings. The Commissioning Specialist will work closely in a team environment on multiple projects, but must be able to work independently when required, and adhere to schedules. The Commissioning Specialist will be partnered with one of our Senior Commissioning Specialists or Project Managers so that on-the-job training will begin immediately. Training will be provided through mentored site visits, on-line video calls (more face-to-face work pending relaxed COVID restrictions), company training events, and other professional development available through ASHRAE and the Building Commissioning Association.


  • Graduate with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

  • Mechanical Graduate: Understanding of the fundamentals in HVAC, hydronics, automatic temperature controls and renewable energy systems.

  • Electrical Graduate: Understanding of the fundamentals of electrical design for buildings, emergency generators, and renewable energy.

  • Minimum of 2 years of design and/or construction site field work.

  • Proficiency with CX Alloy and BlueRithm is required.

  • Familiarity with building codes, energy codes, and ASHRAE Standards/Guidelines.

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Must be highly motivated, proactive, and willing to take on new challenges.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to project construction sites in the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Virginia, and DC mainly).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform site observation visits to observe construction progress.

  • Witness system testing such as pipe pressure tests and duct leakage tests.

  •  Assist the Senior Commissioning Specialist in preparing checklists for installation verification and functional performance testing of equipment and integrated systems.

  • Participate in commissioning meetings with clients and contractors.

  • Assist with functional performance testing.

  • Help maintain the Commissioning Issues Logs in CxAlloy and BlueRithm.

  • Interface with design and construction team members to ensure commissioning activities are completed and documented and commissioning issues are addressed.

ABP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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