Plumbing Design Engineer

Airbnb, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 11 months ago

Samara is an experimental product development team at Airbnb exploring the future of human connection, building products and services that bring us closer to each other and with ourselves. We work closely with Airbnb, but operate more experimentally with the intention to push cultural and technological boundaries.

The Plumbing Design Engineer will support the design and development of the plumbing and fire protection systems for proprietary building systems. The engineer will work closely with other mechanical engineers in developing risky and sometimes unconventional solutions that they can justify using prototypes, calculations, simulations, and other available resources.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Own the design of new plumbing and fire protection systems for residential buildings

  • Perform engineering calculations or simulations to support design

  • Ensure compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations

  • Collaborate with members of a cross-disciplinary team to design architectural and electrical requirements for plumbing projects

  • Create engineering drawings and other design documentation

  • Monitor installation and perform tests on various water and sewage lines for residential buildings


  • BS in Mechanical, Structural or other relevant Engineering field

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in plumbing design for residential buildings

  • Proficiency in CAD Software (e.g. Solidworks, Siemens NX, etc.)

  • Experience in sustainable building design

  • Fully versed in state (California) building codes (including NFPA 13)

  • Authorized to work in the United States

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