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Senior Plumbing Designer

Senior Plumbing Designer

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RDK, an NV5 company, has a need for a Senior Plumbing Designer.


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 Designer position is to design and engineer a majority of the plans and specifications on a number of concurrent projects with minimal oversight.


  • Performs calculations as well as operates various software packages related to the design as directed by engineers, senior engineers, or project managers. This typically involves the application of special knowledge to design effective engineering systems/solutions.
  • Prepares studies, performs field surveys, documents existing conditions, and/or recommends design solutions.
  • Obtains field data by conducting field visits to project sites both in and out of state. Makes assessments of existing field conditions using knowledge of engineering systems (mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing), designs, and operations. Documents existing conditions as required. May require occasional overnight travel.
  • Communicates with clients and architects to resolve issues with engineering designs. 
  • Obtains knowledge of building codes and stays current with building code changes. 
  • May occasionally take an engineer’s rough plan mark-ups to create final design documents.
  • Works with senior engineers to determine the most appropriate concept for the engineering system being designed or re-designed. 
  • Using specialty knowledge, is able to specify portions of the engineering system from catalogs or other resources. This typically involves the application of knowledge specific to the type of design being worked on to find effective engineering solutions. 
  • Performs CAD functions proficiently in discipline and will use AutoCAD MEP and Revit software to transfer design concepts to a format (i.e. .dwg, .pdf, .rvt, etc.) acceptable to the client, architect, and/or construction company.


  • Must have 7-10 years of experience in plumbing design and related coursework; 2-year degree preferred.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the engineering principles in the discipline.
  • Must be proficient in AutoCad MEP, Revit, and the operation of a computer.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 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.