Facilities Commissioning Engineer, Gigafactory

Tesla Motors   •  

Sparks, NV

Industry: Automotive.


5 - 7 years

Posted 247 days ago

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The Role: 

As a Commissioning Engineer, you will be playing a critical role in commissioning the world's largest factory.   You will work on a fast-moving team of Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Safety, and Operations to confirm that facility systems are built, energized, and tested safely and in accordance with the design intent.   


·         Understand workings of electrical, mechanical, or process systems and their control strategies

·         Enforce high quality standards for engineering drawings, project documentation, and construction workmanship.

·         Work withEngineering and Construction teams to make provisions for commissioning and project completion in the design and constructionschedules.

·         Lead and/or understand facility system/subsystem definitions and commissioning strategies

·         Determine and communicate system dependencies and prerequisites

·         Lead teams of technicians, vendors, and engineers to start up critical equipment and systems.

·         Coordinate commissioning and construction activities to ensure simultaneous activities are conducted safely and cause minimal disruption to operations.

·         Interface and lead technical discussions with vendors as well as engineers, construction leads, safety professionals, and facility operators.

·         Quickly assess and drive resolution of technical barriers to completion.

·         Manage work within a work permit structure.

·         Mentor/train newcomers to the team and temporary staff-augmentation.

·         Document templates, standards, and best practices for future phases/projects.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, or Chemical Engineering and/or evidence of exceptional experience. 

·         5-10 years of experience with an EPC organization or owner Project Management team designing, building, and starting up industrial projects in Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Refining, Pharmaceuticals, Semiconductors or equivalent high tech facilities.

·         Strong character and self-motivation

·         Basic understanding of plant Instrumentation and Controls systems

·         Experience and understanding of project completion tracking software

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to read, interpret, and manage/suggest changes to:

·         Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)

·         HVAC Air Flow Drawings

·         Electrical One-line drawings

·         Control Sequences and Narratives

·         High proficiency in Microsoft Excel for data management, tracking, and reporting of project status

·         Willingness to spend significant time in the field as needed to complete objectives or obtain the correct information.

·         Willingness to occasionally work odd hours to complete work scopes (i.e. during planned outages or turnarounds)

·         Ability to work within a high-performance, cross-functional organization with extremely tight timelines and aggressive goals.