Controls Designer

Bernhard MCC

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Birmingham, AL

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Primary Purpose

The Controls Designer is responsible for the design of building automation control systems including System Architecture, Wiring Diagrams, Materials Specifications, Submittals, and Bill of Materials. A Controls Designer will frequently interact with clients, contractors, and engineers to fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Essential Duties

The Controls Designer’s essential duties and responsibilities may include the following:

  • Design and Pre-Construction
    • Conduct field survey to identify existing equipment types and building automation system capabilities.
    • Produce design documents including drawings, system architecture, and wiring diagrams
  • Produce Submittals for review and approval by Engineer of Record
  • Prepare Bill of Materials for Controls Installation project
  • 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.
    • Assist with the development of technical reports or related documents.
    • Other duties as assigned or required 

Travel Requirements

Travel will be required and is dependent on project location and needs. The travel commitment is estimated to be as high as 25% of regular work schedule per month. Generally, travel is during the work week and not expected over weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering 
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Work, Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Building Automation System design experience
    • Preferred systems include Siemens, JCI, Honeywell, Trane, Struxureware, and Tridium
  • Experience with HVAC design and commissioning
  • Experience in common aspects of design in Higher Education and Healthcare

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.

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.  

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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