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Parsons Corporation Commissioning HVAC/Mechanical Specialist in Ridgecrest, California

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Job Description:


China Lake Earthquake Recovery (CLRP) program will provide construction management support services to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL) in Ridgecrest, California.

If you’re a Commissioning HVAC specialist looking for a challenge, then Parson’s has a challenge for you.

The Commissioning HVAC specialist will provide services and deliverables through the performance of Mechanical Equipment Acceptance Testing and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)/Testing and Balancing (TABS) Inspection services support that will that will serve a critical role on the Parsons team supporting Navy’s Commanding Officer’s executive leadership team to assist in monitoring all aspects of construction to improve performance across cost, schedule, safety and quality.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in pre-construction conferences on selected projects with highly sophisticated technical requirements or critical completion dates.

  • Monitors and provides detailed surveillance of construction contract submittals and routinely provides on-site inspection of mechanical equipment and systems.

  • Serve in the field of HVAC system delivery, particularly during the construction phase of the acquisition process.

  • Perform Quality Assurance reviews of drawings, specifications, calculations, cost estimates as related to mechanical equipment acceptance testing and HVAC testing TABS inspection.

  • Review submittals for completeness, functionality, sound engineering practice and compliance with DoD and NAVFAC criteria, and other applicable codes and standards.

  • Make site investigation field trips to project sites, as required, to collect all pertinent data as it related to assigned duties.

  • Monitors the status of construction projects for quality and timeliness of construction on contracts that involve technically complex mechanical system aspects. Will handle complex mechanical, HVAC, and piping projects, requiring oversight, coordination, guidance, engineering design and construction services.

  • As the Subject Matter Expert and technical specialist in the area of mechanical equipment/systems acceptance testing, perform technical administration of acceptance and commissioning programs, including coordination efforts with other engineers and architects involved in multidiscipline projects.

  • Identify areas or risk associated with design and construction and develop mitigation strategies or alternatives

  • Responsible for tracking the progress of assigned projects to ensure timely support is provided to the field offices and that the submittals are reviewed within allotted schedules.

  • Thoroughly evaluate all mechanical systems to confirm installation complies with the design intent and provides the desired levels of system performance.

  • Provides direction for the Testing, Adjusting, Balancing and Startup (TABS) Program and the associated Performance Verification Testing /Functional Performance Testing (PVT / FPT) as part of the final acceptance process

  • Regularly prepares correspondence and reports. Prepares written and oral presentations regarding mechanical acceptance and testing related topics including review and approval of contractor's submittals to determine that they conform to the requirements of the contract drawings and specifications. Reviews and approves shop drawings, samples of materials and components, catalog information, certificates of compliance, Value Engineering Change Proposals (VECPs)

  • Provides technical responses to mechanical equipment acceptance testing and HVAC testing/TABS Requests for Information (RFIs).

  • Ensures that requests for deviations or changes to any terms and conditions of the contract are coordinated and approved, as appropriate.



  • Certification as a commissioning professional by the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) Commissioning Group (ACG), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Commissioning Process Management Process Management Professional (CPMP), the Building Commissioning Association (BCA), the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), or the University of Wisconsin - Madison (UWM) is required

  • Be a certified HVAC Technician. (Having a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification, while not required, is preferred.)

  • Qualified candidates typically have BS in Engineering and 15+ years related experience

*This position is contingent upon contract modification, release of funds.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$117,000.00 - $210,600.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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