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Bernhard, LLC Senior Project Controls Specialist in New Orleans, 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 Sr. Project Controls Specialist provides oversight of project Planning, Scheduling and Project Cost Analysis throughout design, engineering and delivery phases. Focusing on continual improvement and opportunities for risk mitigation is a key responsibility of this position. The ideal candidate should be a proactive self-starter with a proven ability to work independently and efficiently, while also engaging closely with Operations Project Teams, Bernhard Executives, Subcontractors, and Clients. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide onsite oversight in the areas of scheduling, cost management, change management, and risk management.

  • Support design, procurement, and construction evaluation, and analysis

  • Evaluate proposals and changes

  • Project schedule updates, maintenance, review, and analysis

  • Technical guidance for decisions by key stakeholders

  • Develop and refine protocols for the program

  • Maintain outstanding issues logs and coordinate follow up as necessary

  • Assist with document management, data capture, and reporting

  • Assist with risk assessment for the project, including risk and opportunity analysis for all phases of the program.

  • Evaluation of construction means and methods

  • Help develop and perform feasibility studies

  • Interact with the Operations team and represent Bernhard and its partners in the best manner to owners, subcontractors, and their representatives

  • Utilize analytics to identify and report on project trends

  • Travel to project sites, as necessary

This position is Full Time Exempt, and reports to the Business Unit Manager.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications :

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or a degree in a related discipline.

  • 10+ years of experience in a project engineer, or similar role in the construction industry, experience with a general contractor preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scheduling, cost engineering, subcontract coordination, and general project administration.

  • Familiarity reading drawings and specifications.

  • Computer proficient, including Microsoft Office products.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Team player and reliable.

  • Interest and passion for building and the industry.

  • Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Skilled at developing and maintaining relationships with owners, subcontractors, senior leaders and project teams.

  • Detail-oriented and willing to tackle various ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Well-versed in the industry and the Company’s competitors.

  • Excellent multitasking skills, with the ability to perform duties outside of the scope of work when necessary.

  • Travel Requirements :

Infrequent travel to Company locations. Approximately, 10% of time will be spent traveling.

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

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)