SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 13 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists and beyond—develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces.
The Washington, DC office of SmithGroup is looking for a Senior Plumbing Engineer to join our team.
Working with us, you will:
Research and analyze design options
Lead design and documentation of plumbing systems including: plumbing layouts, riser diagrams, equipment selection, scheduling, and specifications
Prepare facility condition assessments and write technical reports
Study and apply the applicable codes
Develop solutions to challenging plumbing issues with integrated architecture and engineering project design teams
Employ sustainable design principles and document sustainable design performance
Participate, where requested, in client meetings
Coordinate your work with all disciplines and consultants
Review submittals, RFIs, and contractor proposed change orders, and conduct site observations
Provide plumbing design and leadership for projects across multiple offices
Provide oversight and monitoring of the work performed by junior staff
Mentor and train junior-level engineers across multiple offices
Assist mechanical engineers on engineering tasks for a project, assuring that technical, schedule and hours-expended targets are met in accordance with client expectations and applicable professional standards
An ideal candidate has:
8+ years of engineering experience in building plumbing systems in an A/E or MEP consulting firm
An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in engineering or an engineering-related curriculum
The designation Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD)
Professional Engineer (PE) licensure, preferred, or passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination
Strong knowledge of plumbing design, codes and standards
Good written and verbal communication skills
Resourceful and team-oriented problem-solving skills
Proficiency in Revit and Microsoft Office
LEED accreditation preferred
Diversified engineering experience in HVAC, fire protection or automatic control systems a plus
A desire to take an active role in a local professional association
A commitment to continuing education
SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.
SmithGroup is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe that extraordinary projects are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroup at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world.