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Mechanical Commissioning Lead

LotusWorks is an Engineering Services provider specializing in managing Commissioning, Construction Services, Calibration, Operations & Maintenance scopes of work within global manufacturing facilities. LotusWorks operates globally across EMEA and North America partnering with the world's leading manufacturers across the Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical & Biologics, Medical Device and Data Centre sectors. Our team of Engineering and Technical professionals is immersed in cutting-edge technologies and innovations. LotusWorks is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, integral to our people-first approach. 

As a Mechanical Commissioning Lead working with the LotusWorks team, you will join our client site in the Datacenter sector. This job is based in a state-of-the-art global facility in Leesburg, Virginia. 

The Mechanical Commissioning Lead will be accountable for the commissioning of the following systems: HVAC, chilled water distribution piping and pumps, cooling tower water distribution, make up air handling equipment, etc. 


  • Participate and support where required throughout all commissioning levels 1-5 of the projected scope of work. 
  • Support complete commissioning and performance acceptance testing of the mechanical infrastructure systems. 
  • Responsible for all personal aspects of safety compliance and generally for the mechanical team and sitewide. 
  • Assist with vendor coordination and management. 
  • Support and perform design specification review, manufacturer submittals, one line drawing sets, and project schedule documentation. 
  • Provide test documentation that equipment is delivered, installed, and tested correctly and set to function properly for the customer. 
  • Execute Functional performance testing (FPT) of client systems. 
  • Execute test scripts to confirm equipment and system operation to design specification. 
  • Responsible for ensuring installation complies with local codes and national standards. 
  • Non-Conformance Recording: Record instances of non-conformance and punch list items, providing detailed documentation and collaborating with relevant stakeholders to address and resolve issues. 
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication and coordination throughout the commissioning process. 
  • Conduct facility walk downs, turnover, and punch list reviews. 
  • General understanding of LEED specifications and requirements. 

Skills Required:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in similar start-up type roles for major high-tech construction projects.
  • Able to communicate verbally, electronically and written to convey information in an effective manner. Technically skilled to act as the interface between disciplines, engineers and contractors. 
  • Need to understand equipment and system P&IDs, specifications and drawings and be able to identify field discrepancies for resolution. 
  • 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. Understanding of Area Layout. 
  • Knowledge of mechanical trend analysis 
  • Understanding the sequence of construction and commissioning activities. 
  • Strong knowledge is required in the following areas: local and national codes; construction drawings/symbols; acceptable industry standard/practices. 
  • Strong experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Education / Licenses / Certifications

  • OSHA 30
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 
  • Good knowledge of Datacenter Commissioning process levels 1-5. 


  • Medical and Dental Insurance 
  • Life, Short-Term, Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Training and Education Assistance 
  • 401k Retirement Plan 
  • Extra Annual Leave with Years of Service 
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave 
  • Recognition Rewards

LotusWorks is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered. 

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