Assistant Project Manager- New Graduate in Mechanical Engine

at Bernhard, LLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Bernhard’s core mission is delivering innovative engineering, construction, and energy solutions that empower our clients and promote a sustainable future. Bernhard is comprised of four divisions: Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering, and Development, each with a distinct identity and service offerings. The intersection of our capabilities enables Bernhard to provide turnkey Energy-as-a-Service (“EaaS”) solutions to our clients. At the same time, our divisions continue working in the market sectors and communities that the Company has traditionally served. Bernhard’s vision is to be the leading EaaS provider in North America through the delivery of excellent, high-value service and innovative solutions for our clients.

Purpose and Essential Duties

The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for assisting the Project Manager with managing the project life cycle process on assigned projects. They must assist in obtaining project pricing, budgeting, estimating, detailing, management of subcontractors/vendors, and project schedules.

Specific responsibilities include:

+ Assists in maintaining a safe and secure work environment by coordinating safety meetings, incident investigations, and maintaining employee involvement.

+ Responsible for assisting project managers and superintendents in executing the project life cycle.

+ Works with the Project Manager to ensure proper planning and management of the installation of HVAC and plumbing to ensure that the installation meets code and project requirements and is brought in on time and under budget.

+ Participates in operation, corporate, and departmental meetings, as required to successfully execute the project and/or departmental goals.

+ Assists Project Manager in preparations of vendor and subcontractor purchase orders, submittals, and shop drawings to reflect contract drawings, specifications and estimates.

+ Actively participates in monthly reports and cost reviews, capturing deviations from plan or schedule.

+ Working with project team as necessary in order to bring the project in on time and under budget.

+ Assists Project Manager as need with estimating change orders, project documentation, and project close out, including commissioning requirements.

+ Responsible for actively participating with the project team on all facets of the project life cycle to ensure project goals are met, while developing a skillset to progress one’s career in the mechanical industry.

This position is Full-Time, Non-Exempt, and reports to the Sr. Project Manager.

Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ 0-2 years applicable field work experience.

+ Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

+ Must be able to read construction plans and specifications.

+ Thorough knowledge of construction technology, scheduling, equipment and methods.

+ Hands-on experience in craft supervision and labor coordination.

+ Effective verbal and written communication skills.

+ Detail-oriented and willing to tackle various ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment.

+ Well-versed in the industry and the Company’s competitors.

+ Ability to multitask and perform duties outside of the scope of work when necessary.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Mechanical Engineering.

+ Ability to process submittals, experience.

+ Experience in heavy commercial construction.

Travel Requirements

+ 50 % of time will be spent traveling to job site(s)/office location.

Physical/Work Environment Requirements

+ Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

+ Climbing stairs.

+ Outdoor elements such as precipitation, heat, cold, and/or wind.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that diverse candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Bernhard, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Bernhard is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and participates in the e-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

To staffing/placement agencies: We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and placement agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to an employee of Bernhard LLC or its operating companies) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and Bernhard, LLC (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with a requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of the Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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Job Posting: JC247089566

Posted On: Sep 02, 2023

Updated On: Nov 05, 2023

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