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1 Dec 2022

Full-Time Plumbing and Fire Protection Designer

Stantec – Posted by tdrichissin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description


The buildings that make up the landscape of our daily lives seem like permanent fixtures, fastened to a time and place. But what if that didn’t have to be true? What if our built environment — where we live, learn, play, and conduct business — carried us forward instead?

Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life. Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity

Take the first step towards designing your career with Stantec. As a professional services firm our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office is seeking a Plumbing & Fire Protection Designer to complement our team. We are better together.

Your role is to work with direct supervision and direction on tasks and smaller projects, and as a team member of a larger project under the guidance of a Senior Engineer. You will participate in the evaluation, recommendation, and specification for plumbing and fire protection systems or products for a project verifying compliance with applicable codes and engineering standards/practices.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Plumbing and fire protection system design for health care, commercial, education and laboratory buildings, including existing renovations/retrofits and new construction.
  • Assist other Engineers with engineering duties on larger complex health care, higher education and science & technology/institutional projects to meet production deadlines and complete client projects.
  • Assists in development and implementation of engineering and design concepts for domestic water, compressed laboratory gases, purified water, sanitary and storm water collection systems as well as wet and pre-action dry fire protection systems.
  • Engages in the development of a design through sketches, electronic models, diagrams, and other visual formats.
  • Attends project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, sub-contractors, and vendors.
  • Participates in client project requirement meetings and value analysis and basic cost estimating.
  • Assists upper-level staff with developing and managing the project scope, budget, staffing and schedule.
  • Participates in the preparation and coordination of the project specifications with construction documents.
  • Performs calculations of plumbing and fire protection elements using company standard software and proprietary manufacturer software.
  • Review drawings and documents for presentation and accuracy prior to submittal.
  • Utilizes advanced techniques for the analysis of specialized plumbing and fire protection elements.
  • Participates in constructability review.
  • Assists in the development of new standards and specifications for the plumbing & fire protection group.
  • Works on multiple projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Group Leader and/or Engineering Discipline Leader such as supporting new project proposals by developing scope, design budgets and design approach for potential projects.
  • Conducts field surveys of existing conditions of building spaces.
  • Prepares field reports and punch lists.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Requisite knowledge and application of the plumbing codes.
  • Basic knowledgeable of the International Building Codes, Local Philadelphia Plumbing Code and experienced in working with various local and state codes throughout the country.
  • General understanding of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.
  • Strong knowledge of plumbing and fire protection systems, means and methods, material, and industry standards.
  • Basic understanding of engineering document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.
  • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions.
  • Ability to check own work for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.
  • Ability to participate and collaborate in project team setting and to engage in creative and critical thought.
  • Understanding of plumbing and fire protection engineering concepts and ability to effectively communicate ideas to others.
  • Presentation and interview skills preferred.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the architectural and engineering industries.
  • Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Revit, AutoCAD; Prefer experience with Newforma, Hass Fire Protection Design Software.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering & working toward licensure. Minimum of 5 years of experience. LEED Green Associate or LEED AP preferred.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

Organization : BC-1779 Buildings-US Mid Atlantic

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Aug 11, 2022, 7:40:52 AM

Req ID: 22000022

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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How to Apply

Please apply using the link below: Stantec Jobs - Plumbing & Fire Protection Designer in PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Engineer, engineering, fire, mechanical, Plumbing, and Protection. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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