Senior Plumbing Designer

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago

A leading comprehensive engineering design and consulting firm, SSR provides innovative solutions for clients with facility and infrastructure challenges. To achieve client needs, SSR has multiple locations across the US. Working with a diverse group of individuals in a variety of markets, our team of experts partner with our clients to deliver advanced solutions that last.

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Looking for a Senior Plumbing Designer for Nashville

The Senior Plumbing Designer prepares design drawings using industry software and maintains high quality standards, maintains communication with team members and clients, and performs on-site observations as needed. Assists in the organizing and maintenance of all completed design drawings and documents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Processes drawings received from the architect into models that can be used by the design team

  • Coordinates initial project set up and continuously ensures the team has the current model through communication with the architect

  • Prepares electronic drawings with accuracy, neatness, and efficiency using industry software

  • Develops design approaches and concepts on assigned projects in coordination with the project engineer

  • Implements design requirements as related by design team

  • Performs system design layout and sizing for assigned projects

  • Assists in the studies, load calculation, and selection of equipment to fit the project design

  • Anticipates problems and potential conflicts and provides recommended solutions to team members

  • Reviews shop drawings, records changes, and keeps all disciplines informed of details and schedules

  • Attends project update meetings with both clients and team members

  • Assists the design team in the coordination with external and internal contacts such as owners, architects, and other disciplines

  • Communicates design requirements and answers questions from contractors and suppliers during the bid or construction phases

  • Maintains detailed records of communications with clients, contractors, vendors, and team members

  • Coordinates the contract documents with the construction administrators and may perform on-site inspections during construction as required; may serve as Construction Administrator as needed

  • Performs collision changes in Navisworks as collisions are identified by the design team

  • Visually reviews plans for defects in design work

  • Assists in the development of man-hour budgets and performs tasks in accordance with the budget by accurately quantifying the amount of effort needed to complete tasks

  • Communicates with team members, project manager, other disciplines, and outside vendors to obtain necessary information on drawings

  • Assists the design team in the process of putting a set of drawings into an organized package

  • Maintains a continued focus on the latest code requirements, design software, and other industry trends

  • Assists in the training and mentoring of designers and EITs

  • May assist or supervise in data collection and/or field verification

  • May hold project manager responsibilities on some projects; tasks include establishing project scope with the client, scheduling work, maintaining communication with the client, attending meetings, overseeing profitability, implementing a QA/QC plan, and performing job close out processes

  • May collaborate with a team of designers and engineers on the standardization of design practices and procedures, QA/QC, and current issues facing the design group

An ideal candidate will possess the following requirements:

  • Two-year technical degree in an applicable discipline plus six years applicable experience OR eight years applicable experience

  • Three years of experience with large scope projects

  • Experience in performing system or project designs with only general technical supervision from engineering staff

  • Capable of reading and interpreting plans from other disciplines (i.e., architectural, structural, civil, plumbing, electrical, mechanical)

  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, and discipline specific engineering software (i.e., TRACE, HASS, and SKM)

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

  • Knowledge of state and/or local construction guidelines

  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards

  • Knowledge of construction terminology

  • Knowledge of basic math

  • Knowledge of systems integration

  • General knowledge of engineering theories and methodologies

  • General knowledge of applicable engineering discipline

  • Interpersonal Skills- ability to interact positively and work effectively with others

  • Comprehension - ability to understand information, ideas, and direction presented in writing and/or verbally communicated

  • Written Communication Skills - ability to clearly deliver a message through written words using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation

  • Speech Clarity - ability to speak clearly and in a common language so that others can understand you

  • Detail-Oriented - ability to achieve accuracy and thoroughness when accomplishing a task; pays attention to details and is able to understand the cause of a certain outcome

  • Judgment and Decision-Making Skills - ability to make reasoned judgments that are logical and well thought out; constructively questioning and analyzing information in order to make the best conclusion

  • Organizational Skills - can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support, etc.) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish goals; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner

  • Technical Writing Skills - skilled in the area of summarizing or explaining technical information in a clear, concise, and accurate way, communicating the point intended

  • Influence - ability to help others understand one's point of view

  • Mentoring Skills - as a more experienced colleague, is able to provide support and feedback to less experienced colleagues; acts as a source of guidance, assistance, and expertise to less experiences colleagues

  • Foresight - ability to predict what is likely to happen in the future

SSR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

EOE Disability/Veteran

Our mission is to make a positive difference for our clients, colleagues, and communities.

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