Little Rock, Arkansas

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 Analyst, Office of the CEO, provides a rich, in-depth learning experience for a pre-MBA professional interested in supporting a rich variety of high visibility, impactful initiatives. This position will work alongside Bernhard's Chief of Staff in direct support of the CEO who is actively involved in driving strategy, business development, corporate development, and operations.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Business Development: Support the CEO in the development of commercial opportunities with current and prospective EaaS customers including hospital systems and universities. Responsibilities include the preparation and review of presentation materials, participating in meetings with prospects, supporting related analysis and market research, as well as the review of transaction-related financial models, energy models, contracts and legal documents, feasibility assessments, and other items.
  • Cross-functional: Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to maximize the CEO's efficiency and reach across the organization. Serve as the primary liaison between the CEO and the management team, the board of directors, and DIF, Bernhard's private equity majority owner, maintaining strong relationships and responding to ad hoc requests.
  • General Management: Provide analytical support to high-priority initiatives across the organization in areas including operations, finance, human resources, and legal. Promote the management team's productivity by establishing and driving the CEO's agenda, leading meetings, and driving resulting action items. Support the CEO in preparing for board meetings, customer presentations, and other internal and external communications including marketing videos, interviews, press releases, and more.
  • Strategy and Corporate Development: Support the management team's strategic initiatives, including the active sourcing and assessment of mergers and acquisitions targets. Conduct market research, assess public and private competitors, model pro forma financial statements, review due diligence materials, form and present recommendations, and other related responsibilities.
This position is Full-Time, Exempt, and reports to the Chief of Staff.

Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, or a similar field.
  • Ability to work across all levels, building relationships and driving alignment throughout the organization while exercising professional discretion given the confidential nature of information frequently discussed.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of business strategy and competitive market dynamics, as well as basic principles of contract law.
  • Demonstrated abilities in financial statement analysis and pro forma modeling.
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders in the face of shifting deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - specifically Microsoft Excel.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience in modeling and the preparation of presentation materials in fields such as management consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy, FP&A, commercial real estate, investment management, or related fields.
  • Experience with complex structured transactions or commercial real estate developments.
Travel Requirements
  • 30% 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.
  • Quiet environment.
  • Light work that includes adjusting and/or moving objects up to 20 pounds.
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.

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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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