Position title
Senior Plumbing Engineer

The Lead Plumbing Engineer is responsible for the appropriate engineering/design and production of drawings, specifications, and reports required by a project, as well as quality control. The Lead Plumbing Engineer is also responsible for staying current with the latest engineering/design practices, software and codes affecting design. The Lead Plumbing Engineer takes direction from the Project Manager and Department Manager.

  • Develops a project execution plan for the plumbing discipline to achieve project scope, schedule and budget.
  • Confirms project scope, schedule and budget for designs with the PM. Follows company standards for project and drawing coordination, documenting decisions made during the course of the project.
  • Establishes provisions for and prepares a design control sheet for information including future expansion, anticipated operation, indoor and outdoor environmental requirements and equipment selection.
  • Obtains owner’s standard details and specifications and design standards from PM. Shares with the project team and incorporates into final design.
  • Manages request for site utility information, design conditions, special needs data and other outside consultants and submits to PM.
  • Develops construction cost comparison and complies with level of estimate and items to be included per client, PM specifications or contract specifications.
  • Monitors plumbing discipline project budget and progress.  Notifies PM immediately if design budget or schedule cannot be met, or additional scope items have been identified.
  • Manages project documents per company and discipline standards.
  • Coordinates or performs field investigations following company guidelines.
  • Develops preliminary conceptual design consistent with project criteria as directed by the PM for discipline specific items:
    • Plumbing equipment and controls
    • Plumbing and piping systems
    • Fire protection schemes (highly desirable)
  • Efficiently utilizes design software whenever possible, provides detailed design or supervises the design of the following items (use company checklists as required):
    • PLUMBING – Sanitary and storm system selection, Pipe sizing/layout, Equipment selection/layout
    • PIPING – Air, Water, Steam, Gas, Vacuum, Freeze protection
    • CONTROLS – Air, Water, Steam, Gas, Vacuum, Control diagrams, Sequence of operation
    • FIRE PROTECTION – Fire protection basics, Wet system • Dry system, Halon/ANSUL/etc. (highly desirable)
  • Selects system types, generate preliminary flow and control diagrams, select motor equipment types, and prepare MEDL.
  • Coordinates project design with process safety studies and combustion safety studies.
  • Submits final construction cost estimates to PM as requested.
  • Develops plumbing discipline “Mini” drawings and drawing list for the design package.
Employment Type
Job Location
11499 Chester Rd. #501, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246
Base Salary
Date posted
April 6, 2021
Valid through
October 1, 2021
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