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SMMA Commissioning Agent in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA is seeking an experienced Commissioning Agent or self-motivated entry level professional to join SMMA?s Building Commissioning team, a talented group of engineers, architects and problem-solvers. This position involves assisting owners, engineers, and construction professionals to observe proper installation and performance of building systems. Given SMMA?s integrated and multidisciplinary composition, the role affords a chance to coordinate and work closely with staff across numerous areas of design expertise and provides exposure to a variety of project and client types.

We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth. The candidate will be encouraged to provide new ideas and share knowledge that will advance the firm?s mission and his/her professional career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Read Technical Documents (Construction Documents, Shop Drawings and Project Specifications)

  • Perform and produce building observation reports independently

  • Observe and report manufacturer's start-ups with detail

  • Create system verification checklists from Technical Documents

  • Create and execute functional performance tests for building systems commissioning

  • Administer SMMA?s commissioning data base

  • Other related commissioning activities

  • Attend project meetings, initially in support of senior commissioning agents

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years? experience in building systems commissioning or HVAC design

  • Bachelor?s degree or two-year Technical degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Experience with direct digital building automation and control systems a plus

  • Strong experience in Microsoft Excel

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Technical writing skills

  • Must have the ability to take direction, listen and follow through

  • Self-motivated to research the task at hand and ask questions when needed

  • Must possess a valid driver?s license for travel to project sites

  • Access to personal automobile a plus

  • Must be comfortable working on active construction sites and using digital tools to work outside of the office

About the Firm

SMMA remains one of the area?s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.

SMMA is organized into five studios of market focus: Corporate and Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, K-12, and Science and Technology. At SMMA, studios represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm?s studios form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.

Please note: SMMA does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for this position.

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