Commissioning Senior Advisor

Requisition ID:  13170

Houston, US, 77056

ENGIE North America is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy to preserve the world’s natural resources.  We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.

The Project Commissioning Senior Advisor leads a multi-discipline team focused on delivering all aspects of facility start-up, commissioning, testing, and handover to operations for Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects.  The Senior Advisor, oversees, and leads a team made up of ENGIE personnel, EPC Contractor personnel, Major Equipment Vendor Technical Field Advisors, Consulting Engineers, and other specialist resources to safely and successfully complete all required start-up, commissioning, testing and handover activities on schedule and in accordance with all applicable contracts, permits, and other project requirements.  For project purposes, the Commissioning Senior Advisor reports to the assigned Project Manager.

This position will sit in Houston, TX and will report to the VP Project Delivery, FGBU North America. This position is open to a hybrid scheduled of both in-office and work-from-home days. This role requires that this role be on-site nearly 100% of the time during construction activities.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observedThe safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed.


What you'll do: 

  • Identify all required startup, commissioning, and testing activities and develop a Commissioning Plan for their completion, including development of a Division of Responsibility document and assignment of resources to appropriate entities/team members (A project specific plan will be required for each project developed from a “template” plan that is owned and maintained by the Manager)

  • Coordinate and technically supervise all commissioning activities to bring BESS facilities from the end of construction into fully safe, stable and reliable operations

  • Provide input to the project’s design and execution planning by ensuring that commissioning activities can be completed safely and efficiently to achieve the project’s budget and schedule

  • Working with ENGIE’s Procurement functional team and the Contract Management team, identify, qualify, and contract with specialty contractors and vendors required to support BESS commissioning efforts

  • Review all BESS project permits, agreements, licenses, registrations, and contracts (including ISO and TSP requirements) to identify all data to be collected and activities to be completed and documented during commissioning. Ensure all required submittals are made and reviews are completed in a timely manner by the relevant stakeholders

  • Review all relevant QA/QC documentation during project construction to identify issues and adjust the Commissioning Plan as needed as early as possible during project execution 

  • Work with the Project Manager, Site Manager, EPC Contractor, and Major Equipment vendors as necessary to correct project work prior to the start of commissioning activities or to adapt the commissioning activities to the changed project conditions

  • Ensure that the commissioning team prepares appropriate handover documentation for the operations and maintenance team and that all complete documentation is provided to the operations manager at the handover to their team

  • Participate in the Projects continuous improvement and return on experience activities, and lead those activities with respect to startup, commissioning, and testing activities

  • Working with the Project Manager, Contract Management team, and others, ensure the project is properly closed out and issues/claims are properly addressed


What you'll bring:


  • A minimum of a four (4) year degree with a focus in management, engineering, science, or technology.

  • A minimum of 12 years of progressively responsible experience related to the development, design, and construction of complex energy/electrical projects.

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of direct involvement in the commissioning phase of complex energy/electrical projects

  • Strong Interpersonal skills with a proven ability to lead, manage, and direct multi-discipline teams during the commissioning phase of a BESS or other complex electrical project

  • The ability to be flexible and adjust to changing project conditions, develop and present alternative solutions to problems, and recommend a course of action

  • A solid competency in team management and strong experience in the commissioning of complex projects, particularly electrical energy projects

  • The ability to spend 100% of their time on site during the startup, commissioning, and testing phase of a project which requires travel for several weeks at a time

  • An excellent working knowledge of standard office software such as MS office, Teams, Sharepoint, MS Project, and other software such as ArcGIS, GreenIT, SAP, and Procore

  • An ability to exhibit flexibility which may require late night and/or weekend attention and/or short notice travel to address project related issues



Essential Physical Abilities

  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc

  • Could involve some lifting


Additional Information/Conditions:

  • Must be eligible to work for any U.S. employer without the need for sponsorship now or in the future

  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • A Professional Engineer license is strongly preferred

  • Able to travel for several days at a time and spend up to 50% of their time at project locations remote from the base work location


ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy!  ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions.  Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.  Are you up for the challenge?


At ENGIE North America, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. 


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.  ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity, or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as “protected characteristics”) as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.


  • Salary Range: $130,830-$218,505 USD annually

  • Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors

  • In addition to salary, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan

  • At ENGIE we understand that benefits matter, we offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan option with a company match

  • More information can be found here: Discover our employee benefits


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. 


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Business Unit:  GBU Flexible Gen & Retail
Division:  Flexible Gen & Retail NORTHAM - FlexGen Support
Legal Entity:  ENGIE North America Inc.
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree

Nearest Major Market: Houston