Data Center Mechanical 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 Mechanical 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. Our collaborative culture ensures that our customers benefit from exemplary work across our entire range of professional services.
The Role
Position Summary
This position provides direction of all mechanical aspects of assigned commissioning projects from initial engagement through turn over to the client. The Mechanical Lead will drive the development of the mechanical test schedule, finalize mechanical 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 mechanical test engineers on the project.  The Mechanical Lead is to drive the planning and execution of commissioning for the mechanical 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 mechanical system testing.
Lead all aspects of safety for all mechanical tests.
Oversee complete commissioning and performance acceptance testing of the mechanical infrastructure systems.
Assignment of testing duties and oversight of mechanical test engineers.
Development of all mechanical test procedures.
QA/QC of all mechanical test procedures.
Provide input and insight to the overall commissioning plan.
Compile reports for the mechanical test 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 mechanical 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 mechanical equipment installation\startup
Assign test commissioning tasks to mechanical 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 mechanical 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 degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 7 years Data Center Commissioning experience.
Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements.
Good written and spoken communication skills.
Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and specifications.
Knowledge of mission critical design concepts.
Knowledge of various Building Automation/Monitoring Systems (BAS/BMS), Air Handlers, Humidifiers, Variable Refrigerant Flow, Computer Room Air Conditioners/Handlers (CRAC/CRAH), Evaporators, Adiabatic Coolers, Pressure/Temperature/Humidity sensors & Flowmeters.
Knowledge of basic thermodynamics and heat transfer and fluid flow.
Knowledge of the Test, Adjust and Balance (TAB) process.
Knowledge of mechanical trend analysis.
Strong experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Can effectively create final products in all three programs.
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