• Senior Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/9/2019 12:36 PM)
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  • Overview

    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.


    Our busy Boston office is recruiting an experienced Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer to lead plumbing/fire protection system design on a range of building project types and provide technical leadership and mentoring for our design staff.


    • 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 limited supervision. 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.
    • Will perform calculations as well as operate 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.
    • Maintains an accurate assessment of project status through effective communication. 


    • Graduate of a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program in a related engineering discipline
    • Must have 10 to 15 years of experience in the consulting engineering field developing plans and specifications in discipline for a variety of building types
    • Must have a thorough understanding of the principles of plumbing/fire protection design
    • Knowledge of life safety and building codes
    • Experience with and working knowledge of the NFPA codes
    • Knowledge of the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
    • Experience with AutoCAD MEP and Revit preferred
    • Proficient in the use and operation of hydraulic calculation programs
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


    • PE a plus!


    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.




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