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WSP USA Commissioning Agent in Boston, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

WSP USA, an award winning and innovative multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, seeks a Commissioning Agent for our Boston, MA office. WSP USA works closely with architects and owners from around the world on large, complex projects with a focus on sustainability and energy performance of the built environment.

Our engineers work on high quality, high-profile, national and international projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of building commissioning processes (new/re/retro/continuous), energy auditing and building retrofit applications, support for sustainability certification applications, and measurement and verification techniques.

WSP USA offers excellent growth opportunities: Many of our senior leaders started out as young engineers in our firm. Initially, you will work under the supervision, training, and guidance of the senior commissioning lead for the Austin office. Preliminary participation in business development activities will also be encouraged.

Your Impact

  • Execution of standard building commissioning processes for new and existing construction as found in ASHRAE Guidelines.

  • Perform engineering design reviews for commissioning related activities

  • Performance of ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 Energy Audits.

  • Support for obtaining building sustainability certifications such as LEED, Energy Star, etc.

  • Scopes of work to include a variety of building components including mechanical, plumbing, electrical distribution, lighting and specialty systems including fire alarm, security, and other enhanced building technology/control systems including nurse call, renewable energy systems, etc.

  • Proficient communication and organization skills are necessary to conduct meetings, coordinate schedules, and prepare reports

General Qualities:

  • Possess a desire to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in the trade, and advance in a career in the commissioning industry.

  • Ability to travel part of time.

  • Prioritize effectively, have good follow-through, and practice self-implemented quality control measures.

  • Desire to attain Cx, controls and/or TAB certifications.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or relevant years of related field experience in the industry.

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant post education experience in a building or systems commissioning discipline.

  • Familiarity with building commissioning principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.

  • Familiarity with building planning, design, and installation management; including renovation and new design.

  • Familiarity with smart building design.

  • Highly familiar with relevant building technology/system installation and/or construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

  • Analytical mindset with an ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a technical and non-technical audience.

  • Capable self-leadership with attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.

  • Experience with discipline-specific design software (i.e., AutoCAD, Revit).

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in obtaining LEED certification desired.

  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.