Shive-Hattery Group Inc. Building Envelope Commissioning Provider in West Des Moines, Iowa

Shive-Hattery has an immediate opening in our West Des Moines office for a Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider with three to eight years of experience in the commissioning, evaluation, investigation, and design of building enclosure components and assemblies on new and existing buildings.

The ideal candidate will understand principles associated with heat transfer via conduction, convection, radiation, air infiltration/exfiltration, moisture storage and transport, and behavior of materials, components, systems, and assemblies when specified for a given application or climate.

Candidate must be willing to market selected clients or focus on retaining and growing existing clients, as well as business development and promotion of Shive-Hattery’s building enclosure commissioning services.

  • Perform detailed evaluation of complicated building enclosure systems.

  • Verify installation of building enclosure components for correct installation.

  • Assist with creating commissioning plans and schedule Cx tasks and testing.

  • Assist architects with quality assurance reviews and provide accurate, clear technical comments.

  • Perform water and pressure testing for completed building enclosures systems.

  • Submit daily files including downloading of data, preparation and organization of field notes, sketches and digital photographs.

  • Timely preparation and delivery of commissioning work product.

  • Generate and distribute commissioning field reports to the team.

  • Generate final commissioning reports and system manuals at end of project.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. Associate or vocational degree may be considered commensurate with experience.

Commissioning Professional or Commissioning Authority is a plus from either ACG, ASHRAE, BCA, NEBB, or University of Wisconsin – Madison.


  • 3+ years of related industry or commissioning experience.

  • Familiar with building enclosure components and assemblies.

  • Ability to interpret construction plans.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and also be willing to work independently.

  • Direct face-to-face communication with clients and contractors.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Maintain a current driver’s license and able to operate company owned vehicles.

  • Ability to perform field service work including:

  • Climb ladders/stairs.

  • Willingness to work outdoors, at heights on scissor and boom lifts.

  • Work on project sites for extended periods of time, including overnight stays.

  • Lift and carry loads in excess of 20 lbs.

  • Operate and maintain test equipment.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran

Job Title: Building Envelope Commissioning Provider

Posted: 6/7/2018

Location: West Des Moines, IA

Job Posting #: 1323