Data Center Electrical Commissioning Lead

United States  /  Data Center - Americas  /  Full Time

About CAI
CAI is a 100% employee-owned company established in 1996 that has grown to nearly 600 people worldwide. We provide a wide spectrum of services to support the operational readiness and improvement of our clients’ biotech and pharmaceutical sites and other business-critical facilities.
Please check CAI out on Glassdoor to get a better perspective on our culture. We are extremely proud that our employee owners and others have given us so many 5-star ratings.
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.
Employment Benefits
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 Cx Electrical Leads will be exposed to cutting edge technologies in the Hyperscale and other spaces. You will have an opportunity to work with recognized subject matter experts allowing YOU to be a key player in bringing data technologies to market. As part of our company culture, we invest in YOUR future, and commit to hands on certifications as well as professional training.
The Role
Position Summary
This position provides direction of all electrical aspects of assigned commissioning projects from initial engagement through turn over to the client. The Electrical Lead will drive the development of the electrical test schedule, finalize electrical test procedures, review project submittals for consistency with the design intent, basis of design and the owner’s project requirements, and maintain overall responsibility for electrical test engineers on the project.  The Electrical Lead is to drive the planning and execution of commissioning for the electrical infrastructure of the mission critical facility.  He/she will be expected to execute against the project schedule through the coordination of contractors and/or vendors to complete the desired electrical system testing.
Lead all aspects of safety for all electrical tests.
Oversee complete commissioning and performance acceptance testing of the electrical infrastructure systems.
Assignment of testing duties and oversight of electrical test engineers.
QA/QC of all electrical test procedures.
Provide input and insight to the overall commissioning plan.
Compile reports for the electrical commissioning engineers and issue a daily report to the Commissioning Project Manager.
Attend and be an active participant of customer equipment Factory Witness Test
Assist with vendor coordination and management.
Perform equipment inspection to ensure build adherence to vendor submittal.
Development of electrical equipment and system test procedures. Provide test and documentation that equipment is delivered, installed, and tested correctly and set to function properly for customer.
Support and perform design specification review, manufacturer submittals, one line drawing sets, and project schedule documentation.
QA/QC of electrical equipment installation\startup
Assign test commissioning tasks to electrical commissioning team.
Execute test scripts to confirm equipment and system operation to design specification.
Ensure safe work practices are followed by all on commissioning team and customer site.
Engage with customers to ensure positive experience, goals achievement, and schedule adherence.
Provide daily reports for electrical commissioning team status.
Conduct facility walk downs, turnover, and punch list reviews.
General understanding of LEED specifications and requirements.
Look for new opportunities for CAI to provide service and value to customer.
Duties may be increased as experience and skill allow.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 7 years Data Center Commissioning experience.
Knowledge of OSHA and NFPA 70E safety requirements.
Good written and spoken communication skills.
Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and specifications.
Knowledge of data center design concepts.
Knowledge and commissioning experience with Electrical Distribution Switchgear, Substations, Uninterruptable Power Sources (UPS), Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), Batteries, Emergency Diesel Generators & Load Banks.
Knowledge of power quality analysis.
Strong experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
Ability to effectively write electrical commissioning scripts, daily reports, and final commissioning reports.
Working Conditions
Excellent oral and written English is required
Extensive travel may be required (75%)
Candidates must have a Passport or the ability to immediately get a Passport.
Work under construction site conditions



(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