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What Is a Commissioning Engineer and How to Become One

What Is a Commissioning Engineer?

A commissioning engineer, or commission engineer, makes sure that all parts of an engineering project are designed and installed correctly. They can work in any engineering field, like electrical, civil, or mechanical. Their duties include inspecting sites and materials, making sure safety protocols are followed, scheduling installations, troubleshooting problems, and suggesting improvements to their employers.

How to Become a Commissioning Engineer

Most employers require a commissioning engineer, or commission engineer, to have a bachelor's degree program in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering. This job is a higher level position, so you need to spend time in an entry-level position to gain the experience and skills you need. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) offers an optional Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is also the first step to earning a professional engineering (PE) license. Requirements for this licensure vary by state, but some employers may require you to have a PE for a commission engineering job.