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Lead Commissioning Manager

Brand: Ironhouse Engineering

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Date Posted:

Requisition Number: 21

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Job Description 
An Ironhouse Lead Commissioning Manager will work mainly in the field as a direct on-site representative of the owner, client, or major project stakeholder, for the electric utility and renewables markets. This includes Substation, Transmission & Distribution Line, Solar, and Wind projects. The commissioning manager does not perform the actual commission activities, rather they provide oversight and verification that the proper, appropriate, and required commission activities are being performed and that he proper safety and risk mitigation protocols and practices are being followed. Some of the duties may include: 
  • Developing and/or reviewing comprehensive testing & commission plans
  • Testing and commissioning (T&C) oversight, and verification
  • Risk Mitigation planning and reviews
  • Compliance oversight and assurance
  • T&C and technical support for greenfield and brownfield substation projects
  • Outage planning, application, and sequencing support
  • Energization sequencing and switching plans
  • Coordination between commissioning and construction teams
  • Temporary protection configurations and wiring plans
  • Test result review and reporting
  • Comprehensive commissioning reporting
  • Pre- and post-energization audits
  • Witness testing support
  • Electrical inspection observation, support, and verifications
Minimum Requirements/Experience 
  • Minimum 7 years of experience
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Is skilled and knowledgeable in testing/troubleshooting a variety of electrical systems including, but not limited to control systems, communications systems, protection schemes, and AC/DC circuits
  • Familiar with best practices of electrical testing of primary apparatus in accordance with organizations such as NETA, IEEE, etc.
  • Is able to review test results and data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with client and industry standards
  • Has experience testing & commissioning bus differential, capacitor bank, reactor bank, T-line, transformer, and feeder protection & control schemes
  • Has experience testing & commissioning relay packages, including the building of relay test macros, testing relays, testing relay logic schemes, and identifying errors in the settings design
  • Has experience testing & commissioning automation platforms including, but not limited to HMI setups, RTU’s, network switches, etc.
  • Experience with IEC 61850 implementation is preferred
  • Has strong organizational and planning skills
  • Has experience developing detailed isolation/restoration procedures and outage sequences plans
  • Has proven experience leading substation testing & commissioning projects

We offer a competitive benefits package that provides a foundation of support for the health, safety, and security of you and your family. We are proud to extend a broad selection of benefits to meet your needs—and medical, dental, and vision benefits start on the first day of employment.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire reasonable accommodations should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note:
  • All job offers are subject to pre-employment drug screening and a background check.
  • Unless otherwise noted, we do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.
Notice to Agencies: We only accept resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing services if a Service Agreement has been signed and we have requested recruitment/staffing services for the specific position. Any unsolicited resumes will become the property of the company, and no fees or compensation will be paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or staffing service.