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HVAC Controls Engineer

Company: Bernhard LLC
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

*Remote candidates will be considered based on region and travel preferences.
*Candidates that do not meet the PE License requirement can be considered for a Sr. Controls Designer role.
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 purpose of the Controls Engineer is to provide technical support for the Project Manager to support the execution of controls design, controls installation, retro-commissioning, metering solutions, and data analytics.
Controls Engineer's responsibilities include overseeing survey and technical solution development. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Retro-Commissioning

  • Complete site surveys to determine existing facility conditions.

  • Conducts meetings with owners, clients, and sub-contractors as required. Prepares meeting notes and site observation reports.

  • Complete energy calculations to estimate project savings.

  • Develops and implements programming modifications for the building automation Controls

  • Complete minimum airflow calculations per the applicable code. (ASHRAE 170, 62.1, or other states/local codes.)

  • Develops and implements programming modifications for the building automation Controls.

  • Complete project closeout documentation.

  • Design and Pre-Construction

  • Support site surveys to determine the requirements to complete the scope of work.

  • Completes design documents, including drawings and specifications, for building automation controls upgrades.

  • Review submittals for conformation to design documents.

  • Construction

  • Prepares programming instructions for controls specialists, controls analysts, or sub-contractors.

  • Completes site visits to review progress, quality of installation, and identify deficiencies.

  • Troubleshoot controls programming and setup problems.

  • Provide programming support to the implementation team to complete the project requirements.

  • Other

  • Uphold Bernhard's owner advocacy philosophy, mission, and core values.

  • Perform the assigned duties with minimal supervision, while working in a team problem-solving environment.

  • Complete technical reports or related documents as required.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

    Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in an Engineering Field

    • Professional Engineering (PE) license.

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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

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

      Preferred Education, Experience and Qualifications

      • Building Automation Controls programming experience. Preferred Controls include Siemens, JCI, Honeywell, Trane, Struxureware, and Tridium.

      • Building automation Controls design experience.

      • CEM certification

      • Healthcare or Higher Education project experience.

      • Proficient in ACAD.

        Travel Requirements
        Travel will be required and is dependent on project location and needs. The travel commitment is estimated to be as high as 50% of regular work schedule per month. Generally, travel is during the workweek and not expected over weekends.
        Physical/Work Environment Requirements

        • The work environment will be a combination of an office environment and site survey environment.

        • Site surveys will include exposure to external weather, loud noises, and poorly accessible spaces.

        • Ability to survey confined spaces within a facility to gather necessary information on building equipment.

        • The use of ladders to survey equipment above ceiling is required periodically.

          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 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.
          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 Company, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.
          If you are an agency and would like to be considered for partnership with Bernhard, LLC please send your company's information to

          • Bachelors or better in Engineering

            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)

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