Panama City, Florida

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 delivery of excellent, high-value service and innovative solutions for our clients.

Purpose and Essential Duties

The Assistant Project Manager (APM) is responsible for assisting the Project Manager with managing the project life cycle process on assigned projects. The APM will assist in obtaining project pricing, budgeting, estimating, detailing, management of subcontractors/vendors, and project schedules. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Assist 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.
  • Work 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.
  • Participate in operation, corporate, and departmental meetings, as required to successfully execute the project and/or departmental goals.
  • Assist Project Manager in preparations of vendor and subcontractor purchase orders, submittals, and shop drawings to reflect contract drawings, specifications, and estimates.
  • Actively participate in monthly reports and cost reviews, capturing deviations from plan or schedule. Working with the project team as necessary in order to bring the project in on time and under budget.
  • Assist Project Manager as need with estimating change orders, project documentation, and project closeout, 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 skill set to progress one's career in the mechanical industry.
This position is full Time/Exempt, and reports to the Sr. Project Manager.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications:
  • 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management
  • 2 years experience in an Assistant Project Manager role in the MEP industry of commercial construction
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent multitasking skills, with the ability to perform duties outside of scope of work when necessary.
Preferred Education, Experience and Qualifications:
  • Experience in heavy commercial construction is preferable.
  • Ability to process submittals, experience preferred.
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.

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Panama City, Florida

Bernhard is one of the largest privately-owned engineering and contracting firms in the nation with 2,000 employees in 25 locations. We have a rich history of providing high quality, client-focused engineering and contracting services for clients across the nation. With 100 years of energy and infrastructure project experience, we serve healthcare, education, commercial, government, and industrial clients throughout the United States. We combine development, financing, design, construction, and operations to deliver turnkey Energy-as-a-Service solutions. By leveraging expertise across our firm, we can address our client’s needs at any and every stage. Our turnkey solutions reduce energy use, risk, and cost so that our clients can focus on their everyday work.

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