Metairie, Louisiana

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 Chief Engineer will be dedicated to a educational client in New Orleans area to manage all service contracts and improve efficiency for the client. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Managing the Plant Operation and Maintenance Labor Agreement.
  • Managing the Central Energy Plant service contracts.
  • Managing sub-contracts and purchase orders with service providers for Central Energy Plant repairs.
  • Managing the Maintenance Reserve Accounts.
  • Working with the operators to ensure the plant operates efficiently.
  • Performing on-going training of the Plant Operators.
  • Developing and maintaining the Plant Operating Manual.
  • Assisting the Bernhard EPC team with the coordination of engineering, procurement, and construction activities with OMC operations.
  • Maintaining an adequate parts and materials inventory.
  • Coordinating on-site troubleshooting and diagnostic efforts with remote support services team.
  • Maintaining an appropriate tool inventory for the Energy Plant Operators.
  • Sending invoices to OMC for Thermal Services and Non-Energy Asset O&M services.
This position is Full Time, Exempt, and reports to the Service Manager.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications
  • 10 years in plant management experience required.
  • Technical background / degree preferred but not required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Travel Requirements
  • Infrequent travel to Company or client locations. Approximately 10% of time will be spent traveling.

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 Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

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Metairie, Louisiana

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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