KLH Engineers
Position:  Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer
Location:  Ft. Thomas, KY
Job Id:  158
# of Openings:  1

Title:                         Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer
Studio:                     Assigned Studio
Reports To:             Studio Leader / Studio assigned upper level designer or engineer
 
I. Summary
Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineers work under general direction, applying their skills and expertise to generate solutions that require development or sustainment of new or improved techniques, procedures, or products. Responsibilities include assisting with planning, conducting, and evaluating approaches to meet project objectives in a timely, cost-effective fashion.
 
II. Essential Duties & Responsibilities 
Core Function
  • Perform engineering tasks and work with designers to produce projects in design. 
  • Assist CA representative in reviewing submittals and answering questions from projects in the field.
General
  • On time and dependable.
  • Completes tasks thoroughly and on time.
  • Able to keep accurate records of billable time.
  • Able to submit timesheets in timely manner.
  • Able to use and understand office equipment technology such as phones, copiers, plotters, scanners and computers.
  • Able to use Windows and Microsoft office programs (excel, word, etc.)
  • Able to work in team environment.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability.
  • Understand and follows company structure.
  • Understands and follows department standards and procedures.
  • Understand floor plans, sections, details and basic architectural concepts.
  • Proactively communicates concerns, problems, or technical decisions that impact the project.
  • Effectively understand technical Plumbing and Fire Protection technical information and theories.
  • Able to provide solution based project ideas.
  • Able to provide valued engineering suggestions.
Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering
  • Able to perform basic plumbing and fire protection drafting with minimal direction.
  • Able to create and print drawings. 
  • Able to draft plumbing and fire protection based on comments and markups.
  • Able to draft and digitize plumbing and fire protection existing conditions.
  • Able to draft, digitize, and convert plumbing and fire protection field notes to CAD.
  • Provide lessons learned feedback.
  • Identify training topics.
  • Assist with plumbing and fire protection document template management.
  • Understand basic plumbing and fire protection principals used in design.
  • Able to layout basic domestic water, hot water, waste and vent, storm, natural gas, medical gas, and sprinkler head systems.
  • Able to use AutoCAD and Revit design software.
  • Able to edit simple stick on specifications.
  • Assist with RFI review and response.
  • Assist with change order review and response.
  • Attend Plumbing and Fire Protection department meetings
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Plumbing and Fire Protection codes.
  • Able to follow and work with design checklists.
  • Able to follow and work with review checklists.
  • Capable of small scale project designs (<2000 s.f. / less complex design / toilet room and mop sink)
  • Able to coordinate plumbing and fire protection utilities with municipalities with direction.
  • Assist with project field visits.
  • Capable of performing drawing revisions.
  • Capable of producing drawing sketches.
  • Capable of performing peer drawing reviews.
  • Participates in company technical trainings.
  • Able to provide pump design layout and connections
  • Able to layout basic vacuum waste systems.
  • Able to layout basic compressed air systems.
  • Capable of understanding the intricacies of new, existing, and demolition work and how they relate to each other within the design.
  • Assist with job proposal drafts.
Expectations of all plumbing and fire protection engineers
Demonstrate acceptance of responsibility; show pride in work performed; demonstrate flexibility in acceptance of assignments and schedules; maintain professional behavior and appearance; exhibit dependability.
 
III. Supervisory Responsibilities 
There may be direct supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.  Studio directors may assign plumbing and fire protection designers or plumbing and fire protection co-ops to be under engineer’s supervision.
           
IV. Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Culture
Is aligned with our culture and core Mission/Vision/Values.
Communication
Possesses ability to clearly, confidently and effectively communicate with staff.
Motivation
Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Leadership
Demonstrated skills and abilities needed to coordinate, facilitate, and participate in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks or assignments.  May include supervision of others.
Technical Skills
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Teamwork
Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
Professional Knowledge
Possession of a designated level of technical engineering skill or knowledge and the ability to keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.  May be acquired through academic, apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these.   Possession of knowledge of statutes/codes/regulations, including program procedures, methods and practices and their application to specific situations, usually acquired on the job or in lower level positions in the same or similar career path.
Engineering Review, Decision Making & Analysis
Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions.  Ability to make decisions and take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences.  Identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternate solutions. 
Engineering Design and Analysis
Identifies, develops, and analyzes engineering designs and/or specifications; plans and modifies methods. Identifies and plans for resources. Approves engineering designs and/or program/project specifications of other engineers/design professionals to meet desired compliance with engineering principles, standards, statutes, codes, regulations and design.  Monitor and ensure program/project meets specification and design. Negotiates design changes.
Quality Management
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Innovation
Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Adaptability
Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
 
V. Qualifications
Education 
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) from a four-year university or equivalent experience is required.    
Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate preferred with goal of obtaining a P.E. license.
            To be an Engineer in training requires passing of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
 
Experience 
Any previous consulting engineering or construction field experience is preferred.
Preferred similar co-op experience.
 
Communication Skills 
Verbal – Convey easily and quickly any message; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens attentively and seeks clarification; Maintain professional nonverbal communication analogous to situation 
 
Written - Writes clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; Presents numerical data effectively.
 
Computer Skills
Basic computing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and Access.
Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit is desired.
 
VI. Performance Metrics
  • Accuracy of completing tasks
  • Timeliness of completing tasks
  • Willingness to help and go the extra mile
  • Positive attitude
  • Punctuality
  • Consistency in performing and completing tasks
  • Ability to gain engineering knowledge and consistently apply it
  • Thoroughness and accuracy in completing calculations
  • Attention to drafting detail
  • Understanding and application of company standards
  • Provides departmental process improvement ideas for optimizing efficiency
  • Attends department technical meetings
  • Provides input to department meetings

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