Building Commissioning Engineer

San Francisco, California  /  Pacific SW  /  Full Time

About CAI
CAI is a 100% employee-owned company established in 1996 that has grown to more than 700 people worldwide. We provide commissioning, qualification, validation, start-up, project management and other consulting services associated with operational readiness to FDA regulated and other mission-critical industries.
Meeting a Higher Standard
Our approach is simple; we put the client’s interests first, we do not stop until it is right, and we will do whatever it takes to get there.
As owners of CAI, we are committed to living our Foundational Principles, both professionally and personally:
We act with integrity.
We serve each other.
We serve society.
We work for our future.
With employee ownership, one person’s success is everyone’s success; we work diligently to accomplish team goals. We place Team Before Self, demonstrate Respect for Others, and possess a Can-Do Attitude (our core values). That is how we have grown exponentially.
Our full-time positions offer competitive compensation and benefits which include: up to 15% retirement contribution, 24 days PTO and 5 sick days per year, health insurance at extremely low cost to employee, financial support for both internal and external professional education as well as 70% long term disability paid for by the company.
CAI Building Commissioning Engineers will be exposed to cutting edge technologies in the advanced medicine space. You will have an opportunity to work with recognized subject matter experts allowing YOU to be a key player in bringing lifesaving therapies to patients. As part of our company culture, we invest in YOUR future, and commit to hands on certifications as well as professional training. Our collaborative culture ensures that our employees benefit from our role as the leading commissioning / qualification firm in the world.
Requirements include:
Position Description:
We are looking for an experienced Building Commissioning Engineer/LEED certified tester to execute and coordinate Commissioning programs with one or more of our key Bay Area clients in the Bio-Pharmaceutical business sector. You will oversee the progress of projects for your client sites to include resource management, client relationship management, and project completion.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience in managing staff of different disciplines to produce results in a timely manner.
Having knowledge and experience of construction field activities and operations is also key asset needed for success in this role. This candidate will also take on the role of Project Manager, and often field test support, for several projects at one time.
Position Responsibilities:
Establish a work environment characterized by mutual trust and respect, open and honest communications, teamwork, and a passion for excellence through effective management, leadership models and techniques.
Participates in projects involving building maintenance, repairs and improvements including compressed air systems, HVAC systems, energy systems, electrical systems, process water systems and manufacturing equipment. Participation includes design, design review, attending meetings, investigating, attending FATs and applying engineering principles.
Assists in the development and executes requirements related to facilities projects, facilities systems that support production, special projects, construction management and utilization of outside contractors.
Leads the design, installation and commissioning of plant facilities and equipment, plant utilities and associated control systems.
Performs generation and revision of required documentation to include SOPs for operation and maintenance of facilities and site equipment and controls.
Inspects buildings and facilities infrastructure to ascertain their condition and state of readiness. Support this effort by documenting the condition, deficiencies, recommendations, and estimated cost of repairs.
Ensure that services and programs meet or exceed all Company and external regulatory authority requirements. Develop and maintain a consistent operational image, implementing initiatives and producing a quality product in accordance with Company standards. Ensure effective customer satisfaction, service, and relations by implementing process and technology to deliver quality products and services.
Position Requirements:
BS in a science or engineering field or equivalent years’ experience (PMP Preferred).
5 years of experience in the field of facility and utility management, start-up, and commissioning.
One to three years of experience in an FDA or USDA regulated environments (or equivalent). GMP / CSV experience is a plus.
Experience with functional testing of systems, such as: HVAC, air, gas and water distribution systems, pumps, chillers, boilers, standby generators and switchgear, compressors, bulk gas systems.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with the project team and client representatives.
Demonstrated experience with MS Word, Excel, and Project.  Can effectively create final products in all three MS programs.
Other Requirements/Work Conditions:
Construction environment including working from heights.
Currently working from home >50% of the time. Dedicated workspace is preferred.
Regional travel expected (up to 25%).
Able to work (paid) overtime 
Able to work in the US without sponsorship now or any time or in the future
Must have been vaccinated or willing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting employment



(Varies by Country, Below is a General Overview)

  • 100% Employee Owned
  • 24 Days PTO/5 Sick days per year + Additional Holidays depending on Country
  • Medical / Dental / Vision (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Professional Development (Approximately $5,000 paid career-related, continuing education)
  • ESOP/401k – 15% Company Contribution
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Parental Leave (In accordance with each countries’ applicable regulations)
  • Other Benefits Depending on Country