19 days old

Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer/Designer

Roanoke, Virginia 24011
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


As a collaborative and innovative center of design excellence, SFCS is dedicated to defining the next generation of Living, Learning and Healing Environments. Our family-oriented culture aims to provide an exceptional employment experience through which we deliver extraordinary service. From our four regionally located offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, we provide specialization in the design of senior living, education, healthcare and government facilities nationwide.


Our Roanoke and Louisville offices are currently seeking a successful candidate to fill a staff plumbing/fire protection designer level position. The applicant should have ten (10) years of experience in the design of plumbing and fire protection systems for buildings. The applicant shall demonstrate proficiency in AutoCAD and/or REVIT software (REVIT preferred), Microsoft Office, and an understanding of the national standard plumbing codes, building codes and NFPA codes in regard to plumbing and fire protection system design. The designer will work directly with senior staff to develop plans and specifications for the construction of plumbing and fire protection systems.

This position requires the engineer/designer to perform all aspects of engineering as it relates to individually assigned projects. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ability to meet with architects and other team members to determine appropriate plumbing and fire protection systems, location, and preliminary cost estimates.
  • Performing appropriate fieldwork to determine a design direction, including making educated decisions on system designs and upgrades. Experience with system layout, calculation, and sizing of piping and equipment.
  • Work with architects, clients, and other engineering disciplines to coordinate systems during design and production drawings.
  • Perform plumbing system and fire protection system design calculations.
  • Ability to prepare contract documents using latest version of AutoCad and/or Revit software to design and provide concepts for schematic design packages. HydraCad/HydraCALC is a plus.
  • Ability to develop technical construction specifications to appropriately support project design and drawings.
  • Assist in plumbing and fire protection construction administration of the project, including shop drawing review, site visits, cost proposal evaluations, and response to questions from the field.
  • Responsible for ensuring designs are compliant with relative plumbing and building codes and NFPA standards.
  • Strong written and communication skills are a must with the ability to multi-task – working on simultaneous project assignments, each in different phases.
  • Excellent client interface capabilities and organizational skills, as well as, ensuring delivery of quality service to the customer while maintaining scope of the firm’s obligations.
  • Enthusiasm and eagerness for continued education and development of new skills.
  • Associates Degree in a related engineering/science discipline with a sound knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals. Graduate and/or registered Professional Engineer is a plus.
  • ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers) CPDT, OR CPD, preferred or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • LEED certifications are a plus.

SFCS offers a competitive salary and benefits package. EEO/AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Posted: 2019-07-29 Expires: 2019-08-28

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