Little Rock, Arkansas

Commissioning Agent I

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 Commissioning Agent I leads a commissioning team in order to confirm that building systems are designed, installed, and operate to meet the Owner's operational needs and the Engineer's design intent. Frequently interacts with the owner, owner's representatives, contractors, engineers, and architects to fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Manage multiple commissioning projects, including client interface, team coordination, schedule & budget management.
  • Contribute to improving commissioning processes and building on commissioning best practices.
  • Review/revise owner's project requirements (OPR).
  • Review basis of design.
  • Performs peer/design review.
  • Perform equipment submittal reviews.
  • Write / review project specific commissioning specifications and plan.
  • Generate project-specific installation checklists.
  • Generate project-specific functional performance tests.
  • Conduct onsite functional performance tests.
  • Observe equipment startup and prepares reports.
  • Perform project site observations and creates/updates issues log.
  • Lead or attend commissioning/construction meetings.
  • Schedules and coordinates commissioning activities with multiple parties.
  • Reviews O&M manual documentation.
  • Verify owner training.
  • Write final commissioning reports.
  • Supervise the work of the Commissioning Technicians.
  • Upholds BTME's owner advocacy philosophy and organizational core values.
  • Other duties as assigned.
This position is Full-Time, Exempt, and reports to the Commissioning Director.

Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications
  • Associate degree in HVAC Technology, Building Systems Engineering, Construction Management, or related field or 3+ years' experience with building construction, especially mechanical, electrical, plumbing, automatic temperature control systems, and/or testing, adjusting, and balancing.
  • Commissioning Certification from ACG, BCxA, ASHRAE or obtain within 6 months of employment.
  • 3+ years of building commissioning experience.
  • Working knowledge of building control systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a wide range of internal and external clients.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Competency with Cloud Based commissioning software platforms.
  • Detail-oriented and willing to tackle various ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent multitasking skills, with the ability to perform duties outside of scope of work when necessary.
  • Effective working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Desire to continue learning and increase technical & industry knowledge.
Preferred Education, Experience and Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of HVAC mechanical equipment and design.
  • Experience in building construction and controls.
  • Critical thinker and problem solver.
Travel Requirements
  • Will travel as needed depending on project demands, typically averaging 25% to 50% of the time.
Physical/Work Environment Requirements
  • Climbing ladders, accessing equipment in confined spaces; and working in unconditioned or exposed environments.
  • Required to transport and operate commissioning tools such as flow hoods, pressure and temperature measurement tools, etc.
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.

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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Little Rock, Arkansas

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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