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

Purpose and Essential Duties

The Bernhard Mechanical Engineer Intern's primary purpose is to be given opportunities for practical skills, workplace experience, and greater knowledge in the Engineering Industry. Interns will be given opportunities within mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and/or commissioning. The Intern upholds Bernhard TME's owner advocacy philosophy and organizational core values.

Candidates will be responsible for working with a licensed Mechanical Engineer for renovations, new construction and for energy retrofits of existing buildings. This work will include heating and cooling load calculations, equipment selection, cost estimating, specification writing, submittal review, construction administration and project closeout. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Mechanical design of energy retrofit projects and infrastructure projects as prime consultant.
  • Mechanical design of new construction projects and renovation projects in conjunction with an architect.
  • Coordinate mechanical requirements with electrical engineer, architect, structural engineer and civil engineer.
  • Fieldwork for mechanical systems on renovations and energy retrofits.
  • Heating and cooling load calculation.
  • Piping and ductwork system pressure drop analysis.
  • Mechanical and front-end specification preparation.
  • Perform progress inspections and final project punch list inspection.
  • Communicate in a professional and productive manner.
This position is Full Time, Non-Exempt, and reports to the Mechanical Engineer.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications
  • Currently working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Chemistry
  • Computer literate; knowledge of applicable software
  • Possess an in-depth combination of analytical and investigative skills
  • Ability to identify and evaluate options, implement solutions and resolve complex problems.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
Travel Requirements
  • Infrequent travel to Company or client locations. Approximately 10% of time will be spent traveling.
Physical/Work Environment Requirements

  • The ability to sit and or stand for long periods of time at a desk. The ability to walk, sit, stand, and climb on job sites as needed. The ability to lift up to 15lbs.
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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