Business Unit Manager-Mechanical/Plumbing Commerical Construction Projects

at Bernhard, LLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

About Us

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.


The Business Unit Manager is responsible for providing leadership and direction for day-to-day operations of the assigned business unit. They are directly responsible for overall management and business unit strategy aligned with the organization’s vision.


Specific responsibilities include:

+ Develops and directs the local market.

+ Maintains long-term relationships with owners, architects, consultants, and contractors to influence opportunities.

+ Develops and implements plans to maximize overall business objectives, as well as ensure maximum profitability.

+ Conducts and coordinates Business Development with the Corporate Business Development & Preconstruction Teams; including support with major estimates, bid day strategy, negotiating the scope of contracts & boilerplate (coordination & obtaining approval from General Counsel) and coordination of bid bond, insurance, etc. as required for bid.

+ Ensures customer satisfaction by maintaining business relationships, managing vendor & subcontractor relationships and coordinating & obtaining corporate approval regarding new relationships & sub bonding requirements.

+ Ensures market and community networking and participation in local/regional trade associations.

+ Initiates productivity improvements through business unit operations manager(s) and general superintendent(s), and ensuring the quality of work to the company’s standards and project requirements.

+ Manages all labor within the business unit, including development of project teams, organizational charts and roles & responsibilities.

+ Coordinating with corporate regarding as required and responsible for: hiring & termination of all labor, conducting performance reviews of staff, recommending salary changes for staff, resolving internal personnel issues and development of talent within the business unit.

+ Internal and External Communication within the business unit.

+ Conducts staff meetings with Operations Manager, General Superintendent, Superintendent, Foreman, and Project Manager, addressing management issues as well as safety and productivity improvements.

+ Promotes and they are accountable for all aspects of Safety & Risk Management within the business unit.

+ Monitors, promotes and maintains company strategic plans & goals, mission, culture and business unit Team.

+ Meets or exceeds all financial expectations, budgets and goals; including preparing and maintaining budgets (approved by Executive Committee), reviewing and approving all Project set-ups and Project Status Reports, monitoring all pricing, and reviewing cost data with Operations Manager; monitor and maintain cash position of business unit.

+ Resolves dollar disputes between estimates and actual cost.

+ Directly responsible for all labor, material, other, profit, loss, project performance, safety, subcontractors, vendors, etc. within and in conjunction with the operations of the business unit.

This position is Full-Time, Exempt, and reports to the Vice President


R equired Education, Experience, and Qualifications

+ Effective verbal and written communication skills.

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

+ 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

+ Not applicable.

Travel Requirements

+ 0-5% 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.

+ Remaining in a stationary position, often kneeling, standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.

+ Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

+ Quiet environment.

+ Light work that includes adjusting and/or moving objects up to 20 pounds.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

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Job Locations US-AR-Fayetteville

ID 2024-5601

Category Construction Management

Position Type Full-Time

Remote No

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Job Posting: JC260296877

Posted On: May 24, 2024

Updated On: Jul 13, 2024

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