Jul 27, 2022

Commissioning Manager

  • Knobelsdorff Enterprises

Job Description

Job Position: Commissioning Manager


Purpose: A driven and forward-thinking Commissioning Manager to lead commissioning process to include: start-up, testing, system checkout, client turn over and closeout. You will ensure the proper installation, operation, and conformance with project objectives and Knobelsdorff quality standards



  • Manage and lead for all operational aspects of the Commissioning team: safety, quality, schedule, staffing, logistics, and field operations.
  • Manage and lead all operational aspects as it relates to project commissioning.
  • Proven experience effectively managing personnel, equipment, timelines, customers, and general activities required to service the variety of O&M and commissioning needs.
  • Deep technical understanding of testing and startup procedures of different equipment types and manufactures.
  • Proven experience effectively leading and managing commissioning activities including estimating, planning, scheduling, proposal development, execution, billing, and customer close out.
  • Knowledge of current electrical codes and best practices.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, from immediate staff to remote personnel. Responsible for organizing, coordinating assignments for commissioning staff, and the development of a startup schedule to include milestones.
  • Ability to lead and participate in commissioning agreement negotiations with Customer, Suppliers, and other key partners, ensuring collaboration while managing risk.
  • Ability to develop and maintain key strategic relationships with various partners; both internal and external.
  • Proven technical background required to trouble shoot and provide guidance around expected plant system operation under startup parameters and temporary startup conditions.
  • Responsible for advising, documenting and reporting project design changes as necessary.
  • Ability to interface with clients, regulatory agencies, manufacturers/distributers, and other project stakeholders as required.
  • An adherence to high ethical standards that align with Knobelsdorff Values.
  • Network to improve market presence of the Knobelsdorff Commissioning group.
  • Ability to seek out and ensure the Commissioning teams have the required training and equipment to perform their jobs in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to develop process and procedure to ensure a systematic and safe approach to work being performed.
  • Ensure proper documentation is completed in regard to either bringing a plant on line or verifying performance of an operating plant.
  • Experience with the interpretation and performing a variety of testing procedures associated with verifying plant performance in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret P&ID's (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams)
  • Understanding of electrical instrumentation and control checkout procedures incorporating analog/digital I/O (point to point, loop checks, etc).
  • Previous knowledge in PLC, VFD and SCADA installations highly recommended.
  • Good critical thinking skills, with the ability to troubleshoot, identify solutions, and execute.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines under pressure.
  • Ability to mentor and provide coaching to direct reports.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications included Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Manage project files, drawings, documents & records in our project system.
  • Great communication skills and excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willing to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Willing to be on call to address complications with little notice; ability to deploy, travel to site and facilitate the service call.
  • Willing to work on out-of-town projects.
  • Travel required. Must be able to deploy to a project for potentially for extended periods of time.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • The requirements listed in job descriptions are guidelines, not fixed rules. You do not have to satisfy every requirement or meet every qualification listed. If you feel you are an excellent candidate, we encourage you to apply!
  • Experience forecasting resource requirements at 1-2-3 year term.
  • Ability to solicit input and develop a comprehensive commissioning plans on reoccurring basis.
  • Journeyman Electrician's License and 5-10 years of Electrical Construction Commissioning/Start-up experience.
  • A deep knowledge of electrical construction.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license that represents a history of safe & competent driving.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit, stand, kneel, stoop, walk, and sit for long periods of time
  • Must be capable of working in inclement conditions to include extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting and carrying up to 80 lbs.
  • Accessibility: If you need accommodations as part of the employment process, please contact Knobelsdorff Human Resources at 651-923-4970or via email at HR@KEway.com.


Why Work for Knobelsdorff

In the early 1980s, in a small garage on a plot of family-owned land, Knobelsdorff Enterprises began. At the beginning KE was a small operation, serving local agricultural and industrial facilities. Three decades of hard work, and a commitment to excellence has grown KE into four divisions. Teamwork, and dedication to our core values has expanded our operations nationwide and have grown to surpass 200 employees. We continue to grow, and drive success with the same steadfast dedication, and core values since the start. Join us today!

  • We offer our employees a career with plenty of room to grow. We offer customizable training programs, and educational stipends so employees can continue to develop.
  • Great benefits with a wide selection of options to choose from. Our benefit package includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid health, dental, life, long-term disability, vacation, and a 401(k)-retirement plan with company match
  • We offer an unparalleled culture that allows employees a work/home balance that fits their lifestyle choices. We have paid vacation based on years of service, as well as unpaid vacation to meet your own work/life balance choices.
  • We have full time work booked years in advance to offer you sustainable employment.
  • For more about our culture visit our careers page at https://www.knobelsdorffenterprises.com/careers


Knobelsdorff is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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