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Plumbing Engineer
Req ID 3985
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Plumbing Engineer


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

kW Mission Critical Engineering, a member of WSP USA, is currently initiating a search for a Plumbing Engineer for our kW office out of Milwaukee, WI.

Your Impact

  • Apply engineering design techniques under minimal supervision of an experienced engineer
  • Design and model plumbing systems in Revit MEP.
  • Conduct field audits of existing installations and participate in system start-up and commissioning
  • Develop planning, scheduling, and coordinating detailed phase of engineering work
  • Size and select plumbing equipment and prepare technical specifications
  • Ability to develop and read riser diagrams and schematics
  • Answer project specific RFI and submittals timely
  • Interpret building code requirements
  • Prepare proposal documents, specifications, and reports
  • Coordinate and communicate with multi-discipline project teams to develop drawing and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors, and building owners
  • Propose creative solutions to complex problems as part of a team
  • Interface with clients as needed
  • Review vendor information to assure compliance with specifications
  • Attend coordination meetings with owners, architects and other consultants.
  • Coordinate details and miscellaneous design criteria with other disciplines
  • Coordinate and prepare schematic design, design development, and construction documents
  • Incorporate sustainable design methods in buildings and prepare green rating system documentation
  • Assist in spatial coordination with architecture and other engineering systems
  • Deliver projects across multiple delivery models, including design/bid/build, design assist, design build
  • Provide mentoring and direction to junior members of the project team or engineering discipline
  • Consistently strive to improve technical quality of work product by keeping abreast of new technologies, changes in building codes, and advances in the industry
  • Maintain strong client relations as it pertains to project delivery and repeat business
  • Perform and maintain thorough QA/QC on all phases of projects

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plumbing or Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant post education experience in engineering and prior plumbing and mechanical design experience.
  • Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Highly skilled in ability to use Revit 20 (or later)
  • Ability to utilize innovative analytical techniques in solving technical problems
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Experience in designing plumbing systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and interact well with others on a team
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.
  • Experience managing small to mid-size projects.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 10%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: MILWAUKEE - N WATER ST
  • All locations: US-IL-Chicago, US-WI-Madison, US-WI-Milwaukee

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. #LI-HYBRID

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