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Senior Plumbing and Fire Protection Designer

Allen + Shariff is seeking a Senior Plumbing and Fire Protection Designer. The Senior Designer works independently on various projects as assigned by a more senior leader. He/she may oversee the entire design process or assist as a technical expert on a specialized design. This encompasses advanced calculations, systems analysis, quality control of finished projects, and field/construction coordination activities. This position will work on several concurrent projects, both in design and in construction.

  • Assesses the requirements of a project and breaks a project into tasks. Works independently or with other team members to complete design.
  • Writes specifications and ensures coordination of their preparation with other disciplines.
  • Independently completes calculations for and develops full design of plumbing and fire protection systems, including full equipment selection, for all scale of projects.
  • Meets with the project team of engineers and architects to discuss design for plumbing and fire protection scope, schedule, budget, phasing, and site issues.
  • Extensive experience with system layout, calculations, and sizing of piping and equipment for plumbing and fire protection.
  • Assists in the education and development of design staff and acts as resource for design questions.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of applicable building codes. Works with code officials and other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to building codes is required.
  • Checks progress of work and alerts Project Manager to change of scope or additional services. Coordinates project scheduling with Project Manager.
  • Works with architects, clients, and other engineering disciplines to coordinate systems during design.
  • Has an extensive understanding of construction process. Conducts plumbing and fire protection construction administration, including shop drawing review, site visits, cost proposal evaluations, and response to questions from the field.
  • Coordinates all aspects of project document completion within A+S and externally with clients and other design professionals. Represents Allen + Shariff with clients at design meetings.
  • Conducts system analysis and comparisons regarding economical and functional considerations.
  • Produces due diligence and feasibility studies in support of client's requirements on systems of all levels of complexity. May be called upon to provide on-site analysis and design recommendations based on existing conditions and client feedback.
  • Promotes use of company design and production standards.
  • Maintains neat and organized work area which allows efficient access to project information required by other team members.
  • Is actively involved in professional and trade associations and societies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This is not a remote position.  In office is standard A+S policy.
Minimum Requirements
  • Solid knowledge of plumbing and fire protection design and trades. Considered an expert in the field of design.
  • 7+ years of related experience in the design of plumbing and fire protection systems.
  • Must understand all appropriate codes and LEED requirements. LEED certification preferred, but not required.
  • Must have strong working knowledge and experience with the following software: AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
  • Possesses proficient written and oral communications skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers) required.
  • CPD required.
Employment Type
Job Location
Columbia, Maryland
Date posted
December 1, 2021
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Position: Senior Plumbing and Fire Protection Designer

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