Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer or Designer

Position Title: Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer or Designer
Location(s): Atlanta, Georgia
Location Type: Onsite or Hybrid
Reports to: Director, Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineering
Department: Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineering
Company: VoltAir Consulting Engineers
Direct Reports: No

Position Overview
The Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer or Designer will apply their technical skills and professional competency in system design and construction for the disciplines of plumbing and fire protection piping systems for a range of medium to large-scale projects. This individual should have a solid understanding of the consulting engineering process and be well versed with coordinating design with mechanical and electrical disciplines.

• Determine the scope of assigned plumbing and/or fire protection project, review and interpret construction documents, and utilize software programs to create the engineering designs based on the interpretation of project plans and submittals/specifications of contract documents
• Determine cost-effective system layouts, quantities/sizes (pipe sizing), and specifications; select and schedule equipment with limited oversight
• Perform calculations for plumbing domestic water, storm, and sanitary pipes
• Verify code compliance of the system designs
• Provide engineering documents of gravity and pressure plumbing piping systems from start to finish
• Perform construction administration tasks including, but not limited to, site observations, studies, analyses, shop drawing review, and preparation of punch lists
• Preparation and layout of BIM drawings and coordination with all other disciplines at all phases of project production, including schematic design, design development, permitting, and construction documents phases
• Maintain excellent business relationships and communication with clients, partners, architects, owners, other design and construction professionals, and various code officials regarding the overall engineering project, associated assignments, and action items
• Miscellaneous duties, as assigned

• Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States and based in Atlanta, GA
• High school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred
• At least 3 years of experience in plumbing engineering design of commercial buildings preferably in aviation, higher education, health care, hospitality, entertainment, and governmental facilities
• Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) through American Society of Plumbing Engineers certification program preferred
• At least 1 year of experience coordinating with multi-discipline engineering teams
• Experience with a variety of project deliverable methods including design-build, design-bid-construct, fast-track and other construction delivery methods
• Knowledge of local, state, and national codes, including other aspects of laws, regulations, and potential liabilities affecting the practice of engineering
• Revit MEP proficiency required, and familiarity with other engineering software programs
• Highly proficient technical/computer skills including Microsoft O365 (Outlook, Work, Excel), internet and web applications
• Knowledge of plumbing domestic water, storm, and sanitary calculations, as well as experience in pipe sizing, layout, and design for plumbing systems
• Ability to prepare original specifications for project systems and components, as well as complete project manuals with sub-consultant specifications
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; ability to clearly convey information, ideas, and concepts verbally, written, or in graphic form
• Must have the technical knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively evaluate various mechanical engineering options for configuration of equipment and components
• Experience with cost containment and reduction approaches

Skills & Competencies
• Uses resources efficiently, strives to reduce cost
• Strong conflict management abilities — a good listener, committed to finding solution to problems, works to address difficulties
• Comfortable maintaining professional relationships with clients, vendors, code officials, etc. Works well with internal and external teams, promotes a positive image of the company, strives to solve issues raised by customers
• Meets deadlines, works independently or as part of a team, accountable, maintains focus on set objectives and goals
• Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness in deliverables and communications, maintains high-quality standards, and good follow-up skills
• Ethical, honest, and accountable; maintains confidentiality, handles sensitive information with discretion and professionalism
• Has a bias for action and seeks new opportunities for continual improvement
• Keeps information organized and accessible, maintains efficient workspace, manages time well
• Monitors status of projects, thoroughly deals with project details, holds project owners accountable, delivers clear, accurate depiction of status
• Looks for opportunities to increase knowledge, works to increase responsibility, strives to achieve personal goals
• Ability to work effectively in a group or team environment as well as independently; values input and opinions of others

Physical Requirements
Must have the ability to perform the necessary job-related functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Travel up to 10–35% for site investigations and assessments, or client meetings
• Remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting, for prolonged periods
• Work extended hours, evenings and weekends when necessary to meet business deadlines
• Regular use of office equipment such as a computer/laptop and computer screens
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and other computer components
• Ability to see differences between colors, shades and brightness
• Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
• May occasionally be exposed to the following work conditions: work near/with moving mechanical parts; work near/with electrical currents; work in high places or underground; be exposed to fumes/airborne particles or caustic chemicals; withstand outdoor weather conditions; withstand moderate to very loud noises

Benefits & Perks
• Competitive compensation and benefits package
• Flexible hybrid work options
• Unlimited PTO
• Generous paid holiday schedule
• Parental leave
• 401k plan with company match
• Paid company events and extracurricular activities
• Employee perks and discounts
• Education assistance & professional development
• Opportunity to work on impactful, headline-making projects that positively impact local and national communities

Who We Are
VoltAir, Inc, founded in 2006, is an engineering firm that provides Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Information Technology design and commissioning services. Our projects span aviation, office, restaurant, retail, higher education, parking, K-12, multi-family, healthcare, labs, recreational facilities and central energy plants. We are a certified minority-owned corporation and employ nearly 50
professionals. We are headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with additional locations in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Equal Employment Opportunity
VoltAir does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment policies on the basis of any protected characteristics. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race or color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability status, pregnancy status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. In addition, we make reasonable accommodation to the needs of disabled applicants and employees, so long as this does not create an undue hardship on the business or threaten the health or safety of others at work.