St. Louis, Missouri

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 Co-Op student performs technical activities on assigned projects under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and/or Mechanical Designer, EIT (Engineer-in-Training certification), which includes participation in technical studies, investigations, and designs. In addition, the student assists with the goal of delivering projects that are on time, within budget, and of the utmost quality. This position is Full-Time, Non-Exempt.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Under the supervision of a P.E. and/or E.I.T., performs evaluations and system calculations including load calculations, ventilation schedules, etc., and contributes to the final client proposal.
  • Conducts site surveys to determine existing facility conditions with a Project Manager.
  • Assists the design team (comprised of multiple disciplines) with the coordination of the project.
  • Accompanies the Project Manager on project site visits during construction to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications, owner expectations, and building codes.
  • Assists in the preparation of punch lists and project observation reports to note findings.
Required Education, Experience and Qualifications
  • Matriculating student at an accredited university pursuing a major in Engineering.
  • Enrolled in their university's Cooperative Education, or related, program.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and willing to tackle various ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong desire to learn.
Travel Requirements
  • 5-20% of the time spent traveling to job sites.
Physical/Work Environment Requirements
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, climb, and kneel 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.

St. Louis, Missouri

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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