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Parsons Corporation Commissioning Manager - Navajo Department of Corrections Projects in Tempe, Arizona

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Parsons is currently providing project management services for the construction of two Justice Centers on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico. The buildings house detention centers, courts and police administration facilities with related site improvements. The buildings also include food service areas, training and fitness areas, office space, rehabilitation program space, public lobby and visitation areas. Masterplan development of the sites may include future construction of related buildings. Opportunities exist for providing project management services on other projects located within the Navajo Nation.


Must be an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. Current duration of project is September 2021 – December 2025.

The Commissioning Engineer will provide services and deliverables through the performance of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)/Testing and Balancing (TABS) Inspection services support that will that will serve a critical role on the Parsons team to assist in monitoring all aspects of construction to improve performance across cost, schedule, safety and quality.


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 and electrical 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/electrical equipment acceptance testing and HVAC testing TABS inspection.

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 and electrical 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/electrical 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/electrical 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 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/electrical 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.


Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university (or certified equivalent), supplemented by a minimum 10+ years actual design experience, is required.

PE required

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.)

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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