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Sr. Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer

Penn Technical Staffing

This is a Contract position in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ posted March 27, 2020.

A well-established engineering firm located in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.  is seeking a Sr. Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer with 15 plus years’ experience in plumbing and fire protection system design for all building types to lead its Plumbing & Fire Protection team.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects to include project schedules and coordination of project work
  • Perform “up-front” engineering design such as development of Basis of Design and Basis of Engineering narratives, preliminary code research and Conceptual Design.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of plumbing and fire protection system layouts, detailed drawings, schematics, and specifications while exercising judgment in design application
  • Oversee,  direct,  mentor  and  train  junior  staff  in  proper  design  techniques  and
  • methodology.
  • Review the work product of junior staff and perform final plan checking
  • Oversee and assist in the preparation of engineering deliverables and drawings including presentation materials, calculations, construction documents, specifications, design analysis and project completion records.
  • Make  recommendations as  to  the  feasibility  of  certain  systems  or  equipment, and evaluates products for their application
  • Attend preliminary job meetings with clients (owners and/or architects) to evaluate scope
  • of work to be performed on proposed or assigned project(s)
  • Contact various public utility company personnel to coordinate appropriate utilities for a project
  • Check shop drawings for conformance to plans and specifications
  • Respond to code comments and resolves permit issues with code officials
  • Assist in  resolving construction conflicts and answers questions from contractors and bidders
  • Evaluate  and  specify  plumbing  products  and  their  appropriate  application  on  the
  • assigned project
  • Provide in-field or on-site surveys and inspections and draft subsequent site report
  • Ensure the installation of the plumbing system meets the plans and specifications of the original design and the expectations of the client
  • Assist other engineers and designers within other engineering disciplines to successfully integrate multiple disciplines into assigned projects



Job Requirements:

  • CPD mandatory, PE License greatly preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering from an ABET EAC Accredited Program (Engineering Accreditation Commission).
  • 15 plus years of relevant professional experience in plumbing and fire protection system design
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the National Plumbing Code, International
  • Building Code, National Fuel Gas Code and NFPA 13 required.
  • Experience leading and coordinating the efforts of a team of junior and mid-level engineers.
  • Enthusiasm and desire to teach and mentor younger staff.
  • Project management experience is a significant plus.
  • Proposal writing and business development experience is a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD MEP on similar projects is required.
  • Revit experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Hydrocalc or other fire modeling/design software preferred.
  • Passion for sustainability
  • Knowledge of the LEED certification process (LEED Accreditation is a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Professional Design Experience in a wide range of project types including: education, office, high tech/R&D, mission critical/data centers, restaurant, laboratory/life sciences and healthcare.
  • Creativity and a passion for problem-solving and critical thinking. Able to collaborate in a team setting.
  • US Driver’s license is required. Ability to climb ladders, stairs, and access job site areas that are relevant to each client project.

Interested candidates should forward their resume to: [email protected]