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Senior Plumbing Engineer

Public Health and Plumbing Engineering
Americas Region
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At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways — engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world. The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs 14,000 people globally. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. Adapting to the ever changing environment, our work is focused on ambitiously reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities. Arup is rising to these new challenges: by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world.

We are currently seeking a Senior Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer to design plumbing and fire protection systems including: domestic cold water system, water treatment, domestic hot water systems, sanitary drainage and vent systems, storm drainage systems, pumping systems, natural gas distribution systems, medical gas and/or laboratory gas systems, fuel oil systems, special plumbing systems and fire suppression systems.


Your responsibilities include:

• The design of plumbing and piping systems for buildings and structures.

• Preparation of drawings detailing the systems designed, including but not limited to plumbing schedules, floor plans and enlarged plans, details and riser diagrams.

• System design calculations, code analysis and record-keeping.

• Selection equipment for use in building systems.

• Preparation of written reports describing the systems proposed and alternatives.

• Prepare specifications tailored to project needs• Coordinating your work with the engineers of other disciplines.

• Attend meetings and communicate with clients to establish their needs and discuss design issues with them.

• Incorporate sustainable design methods in buildings.

• Construction administration activities, including but not limited to site visit, review and respond to contractor submittals and RFIs; troubleshooting construction issues, and write site observation reports

• Initial project site visit and write evaluation report for renovation projects.

• Mentor junior plumbing engineers/designers

Qualified professionals will have:

• Sound knowledge in plumbing engineering fundamentals

• Track record of sustainable and innovative approach to design

• Familiarity with codes and standards, specifically UPC, CPC, CBC, CFC, IPC, ASPE standards, LEED water efficiency, and NFPA

• 5- 10 years’ experience in the design and specification of plumbing and fire protection systems.

• Experience designing a variety of building types which may include offices, hotels, hospitals, laboratories, and high rise buildings.  Experience with OSHPD is preferred.

• Ability to utilize Revit and AutoCAD software to develop design drawings and 3D model of plumbing and piping systems is preferred.

• Professional Engineering License preferred or ASPE CPD (Certified in Plumbing Design)


• Ability to deliver quality work by project deadline within given time budget

Good communication skills essential for team-based working

• Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment

• Must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges


Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement - Arup requires all new employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Arup is an equal opportunity employer and consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to Arup.

Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available.

Arup is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com.

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