Plumbing Engineer

PAE Consulting Engineers   •  

Portland, OR

5 - 7 years

Posted 238 days ago

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Description

The Plumbing Designer will support the lead engineer in developing system designs projects. Provides workable plumbing solutions from concept design through construction administration phases of a project.

Who We Are:

PAE is a pioneering mechanical and electrical engineering firm that continually sets the bar for sustainability in the built environment. From our offices in Portland, Eugene, Seattle, and San Francisco, we employ an integrated and responsive approach to project design that balances the environmental, economic, and social goals of every client we work with. PAE promotes a work environment that encourages creative problem-solving and the sharing of ideas through an open office environment and a culture of continuing education. Our portfolio includes more than 130 LEED rated or registered projects as well as dozens of projects that have either achieved or are pursuing the Living Building Challenge, Architecture2030, Carbon Neutral, and Net Zero Energy / Net Zero Water status. A Triple Bottom Line firm, PAEs success is measured not only by profit, but by our commitment to the environment, our employees, and our communities.

Our Culture:

At PAE, we like to think of ourselves as a little bit different from most engineering firms. Here is why:

  • We care intensely about envisioning and creating sustainable building systems, and work every day to break new ground in the world of sustainable design.
  • We have a closer affinity to the visions of the architects we work with than more engineers we've met. We understand the need for beauty as well as practicality.
  • We value creativity as much as we value precision which is to say, we value both a great deal.
  • We understand that visionary people we want to hire need to experience the world in order to change the world, and we try very hard to support that need.

We are a firm that values and respects our staff, fosters an environment that encourages learning and growth, and is committed to the success of our clients.

Qualifications

The Job:

The Plumbing Designer will support the lead engineer in developing system designs projects. Provides workable plumbing solutions from concept design through construction administration phases of a project.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Able to effectively communicate design options to a diverse stakeholder group
  • Support completion the projects within the budget and schedule
  • Knowledge of other disciplines and directs interdisciplinary coordination
  • Knowledge of building codes and industry standards
  • Perform engineering calculations and equipment selection
  • Perform site visits and issues reports
  • Edit/write specifications; provide input into standards
  • Implement the project quality management plan (QMP)
  • Engineering Capabilities:
    • Determine preliminary fire/domestic water requirements for various building types
    • Evaluate water flow test results to determine if adequate pressure and flow is available or if fire pump is required
    • Calculate storm runoff, size lateral and vertical piping systems
    • Coordinate with civil engineer and architects to establish point of entry locations and respective pipe inverts as applicable
    • Good understanding of applicable NFPA sections related to commercial buildings and UPC
    • Experienced laying out waste/vent, domestic hot/cold piping, and storm piping
    • Ability to develop systems from concept stages

Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Serve as a technical resource for the company
  • Demonstrate commitment to PAE
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • AutoCAD/Revit
  • Waste and water engineering calculations

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of plumbing design experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering for discipline work
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • LEED accreditation