Lead Commissioning Engineer - Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT

Bold thinking leads to transformative change. The world needs big ideas to  solve our climate, affordability, and equity crises. That’s where you come in. Align your career with greater purpose at McKinstry. 

As a national leader in designing, constructing, operating,  and maintaining high-performing buildings, McKinstry  provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle, from new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse, energy retrofits, and advanced renewable energy systems.  We get up every day to transform  the  built environment for the betterment of our clients and our communities. 

Never satisfied, we are  compelled by our values  to eliminate barriers standing in the way of a better-built environment. We design, build, optimize and maintain high-performing facilities.

Here's where you come in:  

We are currently seeking a Lead Commissioning Engineer  to join our team as a member of our growing High-Performance Buildings Team. At McKinstry, Commissioning has emerged as an essential part of project delivery and a preferred method for ensuring that building systems are installed and operated to provide maximum performance. Our suite of owner-direct offerings helps our clients make decisions that will improve efficiency, lower operating costs, and perform at maximum comfort, and increase the lifespan of a building.  

In this role you will lead the Mountain Region Commissioning team in three key areas:   

Project and Business Development:  

You will support project development by implementing and managing new construction commissioning procedures and assisting with project issue resolution. With the support of the Commissioning team, you will serve as the primary point of contact for McKinstry’s Business Development team for all commissioning-related sales pursuits, leading the technical response and budget development for new opportunities.  

Customer Service:  

We will look to you to build, establish, and manage meaningful client relationships, providing a single point of contact for clients regarding commissioning project timelines for key/strategic accounts. 

People Management:  

You will manage and mentor the Mountain Region Commissioning team consisting of 4 high-performing engineering professionals, supporting hiring efforts, developing project staffing plans, and directing the development and implementation of training programs.  

What we would like to see from you:  

  • 5+ years relevant experience. 
  • Knowledge and proficiency in BCA, ACG, NEBB, PECI and/or ASHRAE commissioning procedures preferred 
  • Proficient in Communication/Teaming/Internal and External Interactions. 
  • Proficient in project management/people leadership/sales acumen. 
  • Technical Degree (desired), Engineering Degree (desired), or equivalent work experience. 
  • BCA CCP or ACG CxA registration strongly preferred.  
  • LEED AP, CEM professional designations are preferred.  
  • Knowledge of building HVAC mechanical systems, BAS systems, energy analysis, and performance contracting preferred.

Lead Commissioning Engineer

Why McKinstry:

Transformational change requires bold action. We must decarbonize our buildings and energy assets to combat climate change. We must tackle the affordability crisis by innovating waste out of our supply chain and dramatically cutting costs through improved productivity. We must deliver equitable outcomes to ensure healthy, high-performing buildings for all.  

People represent our most valued asset. By investing in our employees, we are also investing in the ongoing success of our company. We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive, PeopleFirst benefits package to promote health and wellness, enhance work/life balance and ensure long-term stability for our employees and their families. Some of these benefits include:

  • Competitive pay backed by 401(k) and profit-sharing plans.
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drugs, vision, and dental.
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Adoption and IVF assistance.
  • Paid time off.
  • McKinstry University training and development.
  • McKinstry wellness programs and on-site gyms.
  • Community service and employee-directed charitable giving.


The pay range for this position in Colorado is $84,060 - $136,980 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. 

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.   

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.    

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.