Commissioning - Engineering Advisor

Requisition ID:  21914

Westminster, US, 80021 Houston, US, 77056

As a Commissioning Engineering advisor in Denver, Co or Houston, TX, you will be responsible for leading and supporting the commissioning activities for utility-scale Wind, Solar and battery storage projects. You will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day commissioning activities with our EPC contractor while on site.


Every day, you will be responsible for all aspects of plant commissioning, including equipment and system inspection and checkout, overseeing daily commissioning activities, reviewing start-up schedules, and communicating with the Engineering team, Project Manager and senior management. You will provide engineering and technical support to projects to ensure that projects are completed within regulation and budget. You will assume direct ownership for all components and systems integrity and work with various departments to complete contractual requirements with the highest degree of safety and quality. You will work with the Project Manager and assist in assembling the turn over package for Operations.


  • Responsible to prepare ENGIE Commissioning philosophy, plan, schedule, standards, and procedures
  • Develop and refine methodologies, tools, and standards for an evolving commissioning practice to support ENGIE growth plan
  • Work with the Project Manager or their designee to jointly develop the punchlist prior to release of the system/equipment to Commissioning
  • Review engineering drawings and specifications to ensure adequate provisions have been made for precommissioning and commissioning functions
  • Review designs, equipment submittals, Operation & Maintenance manuals, start-up reports, checklists, and training programs for overall compliance with the Owner's requirements and commissioning plans 
  • Review test results and prepare test reports to confirm compliance with technical specifications
  • Provide initial commissioning plan, as well as coordinate precommissioning activities (including factory acceptance tests)
  • Serve as the lead interface between construction, commissioning, and operations, minimizing conflicts and maximizing cooperation during construction completion, commissioning, and performance testing phases
  • Execute Commissioning Procedures directing a Commissioning Team consisting of commissioning engineers, technicians, Operations personnel, other contractors, and vendor support personnel
  • Provide management and leadership to the start-up/testing and commissioning program from initial plan development, construction turnover, testing, start-up, commissioning, and turnover to operations for the defined project scope
  • Oversee the inspection process during commissioning to ensure work is delivered in a timely manner, meeting all customer expectations and specifications
  • Performs detailed system quality control inspections for completeness of installation vs. install manuals, engineering specifications and drawings and maintain detailed punchlist
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve site commissioning issues and concerns that the customer may arise
  • Monitor plant operations and provide guidance to Operations team as necessary
  • Report to the Project Manager on issues regarding commissioning, start-up schedule, and progress
  • Ensure that an organized documentation filing structure for all commissioning reports and documents is in place before starting testing and being maintained daily
  • Ensure that technical deviations are reported with a corresponding non-conformance report (NCR)
  • Direct or assist in developing Project Manpower Estimates and System Commissioning Schedules
  • Develop vendor call-out requirements and schedule for specialized vendor supplied equipment and overall vendor coordination
  • Prepare action plans to address gaps in the commissioning schedule/plan
  • Manage commissioning site visits, evaluation of new and existing sites…Ensure the highest level of environmental health and safety is incorporated in all electrical engineering and design aspects of ENGIE’s renewable energy generation projects



What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in which you completed courses in electrical engineering, energy engineering, engineering technology or related field
  • A minimum of 7 years professional engineering experience
  • Clear understanding of OSHA safe workplace practices and procedures
  • Advanced Inverter commissioning, operation, communications, troubleshooting, manufacturer training and/or certification
  • Familiarity with medium voltage ac collection and High Voltage substation designs
  • Good knowledge of Medium Voltage Transformers and other Renewable Energy Balance of System (BOS)Advanced Construction, structural, electrical single-line and three-line drawings markups and red-lines, RFIs
  • Good knowledge of Utility and Interconnection (Substation and POI) Equipment
  • Electrical License and/or Equivalent education
  • Ability to read and interpret system and equipment plans, specifications, manuals
  • Familiarization with ERCOT and other ISOs New Generator Commissioning Requirements.


Additional Details

  • This role is eligible for our hybrid work policy
  • This is a field position requiring regular travel to project sites 
  • Must be available to travel domestically up to 60% of the time and with the need for some overnight trips
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record The job may require the employee to drive a company car
  • Must be willing and able to comply with ENGIE’s policy with respect to COVID vaccination and testing 
  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies 
  • The position consists of 40% work indoors and 60% work outdoors; outdoor work may expose the employee to weather conditions 
  • Could involve some lifting




Salary Range: $112,000 – $172,500 USD annually


This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate.

Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors. 


In addition to base pay, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus / incentive plan.


Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location


At ENGIE, we take your well-being seriously. Our comprehensive benefits package includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, ESPP, generous paid time off including wellness days, holidays and leave programs. We also help you plan for retirement by offering a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.  But that's not all – we're dedicated to the health and happiness of your entire family, offering supplemental benefits for full time employees that enhance emotional and physical well-being through all stages of life from family forming to caregiver benefits. Explore our benefits package to see how we can support you. Learn more.

Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN NORTHAM - US
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: Denver