Job Description: Responsible for working with clients, owners, and other design disciplines to produce coordinated drawings and specifications for pricing and construction. During pre-construction of larger projects, the Design Engineer supports the Lead Engineer in producing completed design documents. During construction, the Design Engineer supports the Lead Engineer and project management.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
Support Lead Engineers on large design projects.
Support Lead Engineers and sales in responding to Requests for Proposals (RFP)
Assist the sales team in the procurement of new work, including schematic-level designs for budget pricing and participating in project interviews.
Work with clients, owners and other design trades to produce coordinated design documents.
Provide a written definition of the plumbing systems - Basis of Design
Responsible for completion of design documents (specifications, construction drawing sets, basis of design)
Coordinate project schedules with other Lead Engineers and the Technical Services Manager.
Document design revisions and scope change issues using the Engineering Design Log and Critical Issues Log.
Maintain the Drawing Issue Log to ensure design and construction teams have current drawings and other pertinent documents.
Provide construction support
Review shop drawings and submittals
Respond to field questions
Ensure design changes are documented and issued to project management.
Perform regular on-site reviews and produces engineering construction reports.
Assist Project Management during closeout of work (commissioning, as-built drawings)
Support the special projects group with design services and technical assistance.
Regular attendance and promptness are considered part of each employee's essential job functions.
Specific Job Skills:
Strong verbal & written communication skills.
Ability to plan ahead for project staffing needs.
Professional and ethical.
Understanding of HVAC, plumbing and piping systems.
Knowledge of International Codes, and NFPA standards as related to plumbing and medical gas systems.
Calculate building services (water, waste, storm, gas)
Properly size equipment such as chillers, cooling towers, air handling units, fans, pumps, boilers, water heaters and medical gas systems.
Ability to edit company Master Specifications for project specific requirements.
Read and understand drawings provided by other disciplines including architectural, structural, civil and electrical. Problem solving/decision making - able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to effectively multi-task with attention to detail.
Flexibility to change gears and re-prioritize tasks under pressure and to similarly motivate staff to do the same.
Good organizational skills
Willing to work with other employees in a team.
AutoCAD experience - ability to plot drawings and make minor revisions to existing drawings.
Computer skills - competent with spreadsheets and word processor programs.
Education and/or Experience:
Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in plumbing and piping systems design.
Mechanical Engineering degree.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
UMC is a drug-free workplace. All positions must submit a urinalysis sample as required in the program and pass the screen.
University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace and an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Contractor License #UNIVMC*343N9