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Commissioning Engineer

Nashville, TN, United States


SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

HCA, a Fortune 100 company with more than 200,000 employees, is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, operating over 170 locally managed hospitals and over 100 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA is a learning healthcare system that uses more than 27 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. HCA has been named one of the world's most ethical companies for eight years in a row. At HCA, we are driven by a single goal: the care and improvement of human life.


The corporate commissioning engineer shall be responsible for ensuring that all newly built and renovated spaces are designed according to the HCA MEP guidelines, are built according to said guidelines and are operating at maximum efficiency at the time the space is handed over to a facility for occupancy.


Project Design: The Cx engineer shall work with the project design team to assure the designs meet the HCA MEP guidelines and that all equipment submittals adhere to the guidelines as well as that they follow the building capital memorandums.

Functional Performance testing: The Cx engineer shall ensure all functional performance testing is taking place in a coordinated fashion and that all results are properly documented.


Owner verification: The Cx engineer shall perform an owner verification of all MEP systems through a mixture of spot checks and full operational evaluation testing. 


Development of MEP Guidelines: The Cx engineer shall work with team members to continually develop HCA MEP Guidelines including controls sequences, functional performance tests and installation details. 


Review and maintain Pre-Functional Checklists and Functional Performance Tests
Review and maintain Commissioning Specification 019113 to be included in each project
Review each project design to ensure HCA MEP Guidelines are met and verify issue resolution

Continuously review and improve program wide commissioning process


Licensed Mechanical Engineer (PE) or CxA.
Extensive knowledge of HVAC systems (including centrifugal chiller plants), Steam Plants, Electrical systems (including Emergency Generators), Medical Gas Systems and Building Automation Systems in healthcare facilities required
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects
Excellent communication skills required
Proficient in preparing written reports which include financial analysis
Knowledge of Joint Commission, OSHA, NFPA and other healthcare regulatory agencies preferred
Extensive Travel Required 







More than 10 years 

3-7 year of Management Work Experience 


Bachelor's Degree Required 


When appropriate, review and approve invoices from engineers, contractors, etc.; compare to contract to ensure charges are legitimate, within in scope, and for work in place.
Provides leadership in order to carry out the goals and objectives of the project and communicates with team members in a timely manner.
Conducts project site visits as needed during construction. Most projects take between six to twenty-four months to build. During the course of a project, the site visits would include the following activities:

Leads and participates in coordination meetings with internal and external team members, including state and local authorities having jurisdiction.

Makes necessary decisions on issues that arise.

Observe construction activity to verify conformance with the contract documents and quality of workmanship. Identify and document any deficiencies.

Observe contractor's and subcontractor’s field management personnel to verify the project is being properly and efficiently managed. Take appropriate action, if necessary.

Evaluate and monitor the contractor's project planning and scheduling activities to verify the proper emphasis is placed on commissioning.

Follow up and respond to coordination problems that routinely occur during installation of different systems. Initiate appropriate changes in the design, if necessary.
Maintain relations with and manage expectations of hospital administration. Communicate progress of commissioning and explain delays. Advises construction manager on plant operational features, improved construction, and changes to the project.
Assists contractors with state and local building codes when required.
Logs progress and needs for follow-up by contractors. Prepare written documentation routinely.
Represents owner at state inspections of projects, as necessary.
During the construction process, ensures phasing, plans, and mechanical/electrical procedures are established and followed in order to provide for safety of the public, staff and patient through commissioning prior to completion.
Creates and maintains relations with strategic manufacturers, distributors and vendors in alignment with bulk purchasing and standardization efforts. 
Evaluate requests for changes in design/construction to determine if benefits are worth the additional costs, time or deviation for standards.

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Facility: HCA Healthcare
Job ID: 10201-28643
Category: Facilities Plant Operations and Security
Contract: No Weekends
Shift: Full-time
Job Class: Regular

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