Fire Protection Designer I

at Bernhard, LLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


This position will be on site and can be located in our offices in Fayetteville, AR, Little Rock, AR, Oklahoma City, OK, Tucson, AZ, St. Louis, MO, Birmingham, AL

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 Fire Protection Designer I will design structures, products, components, or assemblies using engineering and architectural principles. Performs technical activities on assigned projects under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

Specific responsibilities include:

+ Works closely with project managers to create unique high-level concepts and designs for all assigned projects.

+ Works closely with the creative team to ensure the successful execution of goals of all assigned projects.

+ Influences stylistic direction for projects.

+ Delivers concepts and designs according to strict project deadlines.

+ Contributes to all areas of the creative process and department.

+ Participates in job site surveys.

+ Performs work under direct supervision.

+ Handles basic issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.

This position is Full-Time, Non-Exempt, and reports to the Engineering Director.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

+ 0 to 2 years of experience

+ Technical skills

+ Effective verbal and written communications skills

+ Vision and Creativity

+ Planning skills with the ability to meet deadlines

+ Possess beginning knowledge of the subject matter

+ Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel), REVIT, and pdf files.

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

Preferred Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s degree, or relevant industry experience.

+ AutoCAD

Travel Requirements

+ On occasion depending on project need and location. Estimated to be around 5% – 10% of regular work schedule per month, sometimes including overnight out of state. Must be able to travel by plane and/ or automobile. A valid driver’s license is required.

Physical/Work Environment Requirements

+ Long periods of sitting or standing at a desk in front of a computer in the office environment.

+ Ability to walk, climb, crawl, stand, walk, bend, stoop, and squat, as conditions require on a project site.

+ May be exposed to inclement weather.

+ Capable of field surveying, measuring and accurately documenting job site conditions, and recording site observation photos.

+ Ability to ascend and descend a ladder on job sites.

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.

We are 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 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: JC247966464

Posted On: Sep 16, 2023

Updated On: Nov 08, 2023

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