Structural Engineer, PE

at Bernhard, LLC in Little Rock, 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 DutiesThe Structural Engineer PE I performs technical activities on assigned projects including participation in technical studies,investigations, and designs. Also assists the project team in the production of projects that are on time, within budget, and of the utmost quality.

Specific responsibilities include:

+ Designs and prepares drawings for all structural systems for building projects including gravity load and lateral loads, foundation plans, and framing plans that will withstand gravity, wind, and seismic forces and adhere to governing codes and public safety requirements.

+ Determines size and orientation of all structural members and components via the appropriate calculations.

+ Coordinates project designs with other disciplines including architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, civil, etc.

+ Performs quality control review of structural drawings.

+ Writes and edits structural system specifications for building projects.

+ Attends meetings with owners, clients, and/or architects as needed; Prepares and distributes meeting notes.

+ Coordinates with local authorities and municipalities to ensure compliance with construction and governmentalstandards.

+ Coordinates with suppliers, contractors, clients, and client representatives to determine project scope.

+ Performs engineering studies and other design analyses.

+ Mentors and directs the work of Structural Designers in order to ensure quality control and professional development.

+ Conducts site surveys to determine existing facility conditions.

+ Conducts project job site visits during construction to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications, owner expectations, and building codes. Prepares punch lists and project observation reports to note findings.

+ Prepares Proposal Requests (PR’s) and Supplemental Instructions (SI’s); and responds to Requests for Information(RFI’s).

+ Reviews project submittal documents and approves, or rejects based upon compliance with project drawings andspecifications.

+ Assists the project manager in establishing and preparing budgets, cost estimates, project schedules, and project contracts, and project billing.

+ Assists in quality assurance reviews for all disciplines.

+ Performs work under minimal supervision.

+ Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.

+ Upholds Bernhard TME’s owner advocacy philosophy and organizational core values.

+ Other duties as assigned by Company Leadership.

This position is Full-Time, Exempt, and reports to the Structural Engineer Director.

Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Architectural Engineering with a Structural Emphasis

+ Professional Engineer (PE) License

+ 4 – 6 years of Structural Engineering Experience as a Licensed Professional Engineer

+ 3+ years’ experience with AutoDesk Revit BIM Software

Preferred Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ Higher Education and/or Central Energy Plant (CEP) infrastructure projects.

+ Ability to design multi-story buildings.

+ Ability to design steel, wood, and concrete framing systems; masonry load bearing walls; complex foundation systems; special moment frames; seismic wind load systems; and masonry and concrete shear walls.

Travel Requirements

+ Infrequent travel to Company or client locations. Approximately 5-10% of time will be spent traveling.

Physical/Work Environment Requirements

+ Shall require long periods of sitting or standing at a desk in front of a computer in the office environment

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 participate in the e-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

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Licenses & Certifications


+ Professional Engineer



+ 4-6 years: Structural Design

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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: JC247966463

Posted On: Sep 16, 2023

Updated On: Dec 01, 2023

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