Commissioning Project Manager/Project Engineer

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Elevate is an up and coming engineering firm led by brothers Caleb and Nathan Aring, located in Portland, Oregon and we are seeking a full-time Commissioning Project Manager/Project Engineer.

We are excited to be growing with passionate engineers who enjoy using and improving their skillset to solve problems using a science-based methodology. Our style of service to our clients requires significant time spent in the field working with controls systems and all types of building systems.

The Employee We Are Seeking:

  • Excitement for joining a small and growing team with a mission to improve building performance
  • Understanding of the building commissioning process and how it enhances the quality of the project
  • Experience, knowledge and comfort evaluating and testing onsite HVAC systems and equipment
  • Experience, knowledge and comfort with Building Automation Systems and diagnostics
  • Experience working with contractors
  • Experience managing project deliverables and budgets (project management)
  • Successful technical writing and editing skills using Microsoft 365 products
  • Desire to quickly learn other software products that we use
  • Excellent writer with a good grasp of customer service skills that are required to maintain client relationships
  • A craving to learn and become an expert in what we like to call “building forensics”


  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar discipline
  • 3+ years of experience working as a Commissioning Provider or Design Engineer
    • Significant facilities and building controls experience considered instead of an Engineering background
    • Significant TAB experience considered instead of an engineering background
  • Building automation controls experience including controls sequence improvement, logic diagram reading and trend log analysis
  • Physically able to perform duties on a job site including climbing ladders and working full days on a jobsite that may not be conditioned with heat or air conditioning
  • Punctuality with the ability to travel to job sites with a personal vehicle (mileage and travel is reimbursed)

Why Elevate?

  • Our Vision is simple: For our employees to lead happy lives. We understand that your work is a significant component to achieving this
  • Flexibility and freedom. A six-month probationary period will be used to evaluate, develop and train you to this level of comfort for you and for us
  • A four-day work week is our baseline. When the work is heavy, we work hard and we are rewarded. When the work is normal or light, we head to the mountain on a Wednesday or use a Monday to take the time needed to catch up on life’s demands
  • We are a 1% for the Planet member company and we are on track to become a carbon neutral company in 2019


  • $5,000 per year in healthcare cost reimbursement (this includes insurance premiums)
  • Simple IRA through Vanguard with a company match
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of PTO in year one
  • A complete week of holiday pay for Christmas or your December holiday preference
  • Paid time off for maternity or paternity leave
  • Paid professional development, licenses and professional memberships
  • Potential for quarterly bonuses

Elevate is an equal employment opportunity employer. Elevate prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected class.

Pre-employment screening: This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.

Office location:

6635 N Baltimore Ave

Portland, OR 97203

Location: Portland, OR
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