Plumbing Designer

San Francisco, California 94111
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SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities, and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?

The California Engineering team is growing, and we are looking for a Plumbing Designer to join our team. The role can be fulfilled from any one of our four California offices:  Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, or San Francisco. 

Working with us, you will:

  • Be part of a fully integrated design team working on a wide variety of projects and system types, directing the implementation of our deisgn.
  • Lead design and documentation of plumbing systems including floor plans, riser diagrams, equipment selection, scheduling, and specifications.
  • Prepare facility condition assessments and write technical reports.
  • Develop solutions to challenging plumbing issues with integrated architecture and engineering project design teams.
  • Employ sustainable design principles and document sustainable design performance.
  • Participate, where requested, in client meetings.
  • Coordinate your work with all disciplines and consultants.
  • Review submittals, RFIs, and contractor proposed change orders, and conduct site observations.
  • Provide plumbing design and leadership for projects across multiple offices.
  • Provide oversight and monitoring of the work performed by junior staff.
  • Mentor and train junior-level engineers.
  • Assist mechanical engineers on engineering tasks for a project, assuring that technical, schedule and hours-expended targets are met in accordance with client expectations and applicable professional standards.


An ideal candidate has:

  • 5 + years of engineering experience in building plumbing systems with a contractor, A/E, or MEP consulting firm.
  • Certification in Plumbing Design (CPD) preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of plumbing design, codes and standards.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Resourceful and team-oriented problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Revit and Microsoft Office.
  • Diversified engineering experience in HVAC, fire protection or automatic control systems a plus.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is a bonus.
  • A desire to take an active role in a local professional association.
  • A commitment to continuing education.
  • LEED accreditation preferred.


Only candidates who meet these requirements will be considered. 


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SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled  

SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.



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