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Senior Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer

Senior Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer

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RDK, an NV5 Company, has a need for a Senior Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer.


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.


The basic function of the Senior Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer is to design plumbing and fire protection systems for a variety of building types. Will also provide technical guidance and support to junior- and mid-level engineers and designers and take an active role in the entire engineering process of contacting clients, securing new work, developing plans and specifications, and stamping drawings.


  • Responsible for supervising and assisting Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineers and Designers with project planning, managing schedules and budgets to complete work on time and profitably, reviews work of junior-level engineers, designers and technicians to ensure quality.
  • Performs professional engineering tasks in own discipline, under the limited supervision of Principals of the firm. Develops plans, specifications and cost estimates to comply with specific design contract requirements on a number of concurrent projects.
  • Solves standard and complex engineering problems.
  • Obtains knowledge of building codes and stays current with building code changes. 
  • Performs research and writes reports, researches and develops solutions to complex engineering problems. 
  • Prepares final design documents, studies, drawings or sketches as required.
  • Performs calculations as well as operates various software packages related to various portions of the design package.
  • May obtain field data by conducting field visits to project sites both in state and out of state. May require overnight travel. 
  • Reviews individual project workloads, deadlines, budgets, and requirements with the responsible engineers; quality control review of responsible engineer’s design drawings, specifications, and cost estimates to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • Applies organizational and management expertise to unique and complex projects and is able to effectively diagnose problems, prepare course of action, and implement the course of action to provide an appropriate solution or resolution of the problem.
  • Assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts by developing project approach, scope of services and budgets based on similar project experience and historical budgeting information, and by speaking at client interviews regarding project management issues.
  • Participates in the Construction Administration process including resolving field problems occurring during construction.
  • Reviews project plans for Plumbing and Fire Protection discipline.
  • Maintains an accurate assessment of project status through effective communications with the RDK staff, team leaders and Principal.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related) from an ABET-accredited engineering curriculum. 
  • Five to ten years of specific on-the-job experience in the consulting engineering field including developing plans and specifications in technical specialty. 
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the principles of the discipline being designed. 
  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation of a computer. 
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Formal training in AutoCAD and/or Revit preferred. 
  • PE license strongly preferred. 

Preferred Certifications/Licenses:
  • PE Registration


NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefits package:



NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.