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Senior Testing and Commissioning Specialist

Company Description

Why join us?

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis!

About Us

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Augusta, ME, United States
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Senior Testing and Commissioning Specialist

We are seeking a Testing and Commissioning Engineer to join our team in Augusta, Maine, to lead and work on various Substation Testing & Commissioning and Power Grid Utility Engineering projects. The Testing and Commissioning Engineer will be primarily responsible for managing the complete commissioning process during pre-construction, construction and post-construction activities. As a Testing and Commissioning Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful deployment and optimization of diverse range of technical systems for transmission, distribution and substations. Commissioning is a systematic process for achieving, verifying, and documenting that the performance of the facility and its various systems meet the design intent and capture the functional and operational needs of the owners and occupants. Your expertise will be essential in commissioning, testing, and troubleshooting various equipment and systems in the field. If you thrive in a challenging environment, possess exceptional problem-solving skills, and have a passion for ensuring the seamless operation of complex technologies, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Review detailed engineering drawings and project scope pre-commissioning.
  • Develop commissioning plans, forms, and outage strategies.
  • Install, commission, test, and maintain transmission, substation, and distribution equipment.
  • Conduct thorough functional testing of control circuits, wiring (pt to pt) and relay panels.
  • Validate equipment and systems to verify functionality and performance.
  • Prepare commissioning requirements.
  • Review specification documents and ensure compliance.
  • Verify site installations, coordinate outage sequencing and equipment start-up.
  • Coordinate operational staff training and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain a lessons learned log for continuous improvement and provide periodic updates to project team and PM.
  • Provide technical support and report labor submissions.
  • Manage on-site resources and provide progress reports.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to coordinate field activities and ensure smooth project execution.
  • Establish risk mitigation plans and manage temporary configurations.
  • Troubleshoot integration and equipment issues during commissioning.
  • Identify and address discrepancies during testing.
  • Review outage sequence plans and coordinate with customers.
  • Compile final commissioning reports and asset information.
  • Assist with construction punch list items and training resources.
  • Develop PSMP functional forms and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinate testing of HV equipment and ensure adherence to procedures.
  • Verify wiring and compliance with regulations, standards and client requirements (ie. NPCC (Directory 11), NERC (PRC2, PRC 5), etc.).
  • Work closely with design and engineering teams to provide feedback on system performance and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with customers to ensure their expectations are met and provide training on system operation as needed.
  • Adhere and promote safety protocols and guidelines during field activities, prioritizing the well-being of yourself and all on site.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, preferred, or a related field with technical specialization/professional certification. (e.g. CET, P.E. or equivalent of technical years of experience) is an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a related industry/field.
  • Strong knowledge of HVAC, Control System Design, Mechanical & Electrical systems, electrical apparatus, electrical equipment and substation voltage levels up to 345kV.
  • General knowledge of transmission lines, switchyards, substations and associated equipment and materials.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and time management skills.
  • Proven decision making strong analytical skills and detail focused.
  • Strong computer, MS Word, Excel, Technical writing, risk management
  • Strong communication skills and ability to lead.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work. 

Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • PTO plus two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college.

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:


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By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies



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