Five Commercial Buildings Job Titles

The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project will focus on five priority commercial buildings job titles. Industry subject matter experts will review and modify the draft job descriptions in the table below as the first step in developing the Job Task Analyses.

Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Project Scope

Job Titles

Draft Job Descriptions

Energy Auditor

Assesses building systems and site conditions; evaluates equipment performance and energy consumption; develops recommendations to reduce energy, water and associated costs to help clients meet established goals.  

Commissioning Professional

Manages the development and implementation of a documented commissioning process to verify that new or existing buildings function according to the owner’s requirements.

Energy Manager

Manages energy consumption in buildings or across facilities; performs continuous site evaluations and analyses; identifies opportunities to increase building efficiency, promote renewable resources, reduce costs and increase building or facility performance.

Facility Manager

Monitors and coordinates facility operations; inspects the facility and analyzes data; forecasts future facility needs; supervises and communicates with staff to ensure the efficient operations and the satisfaction of the facility occupants.  

Building/Stationary Engineer

Operates, maintains and/or repairs major commercial building equipment and systems to optimize performance and ensure the comfort and safety of occupants.