Principal Engineer - Plumbing / Fire Protection

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/14/2024 10:11 AM)
Job ID
13126
# of Openings
1
Job Location
US-NC-Raleigh
Category
Electrical
Relocation Assistance
No
Service Line
IES

Job Description

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you are an experienced professional or a new graduate, you will have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

 

Dewberry’s Raleigh, NC office includes over 200 design professionals, including a large Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural (MEPS) Group focused on design services for clients in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. Our experience includes all major healthcare systems, higher education, K-12 schools, central plants/infrastructure, and more. Raleigh’s MEPS group contains subject matter experts in leadership roles in all major professional organizations such as ASHE, ASHRAE, etc. Our repeat clients include most of the largest hospital systems, universities, and state, local, and federal government agencies. Our MEPS service line is ranked #30 Nationally among MEP Giants and our local Raleigh office is ranked #3 by size in engineering firms in the Triangle.

 

Because our backlog continues to grow, we are seeking a Principal Engineer - Plumbing/Fire Protection to join our Raleigh, NC office. As a Principal Engineer - Plumbing/Fire Protection, you will be responsible for providing operational and technical guidance for our design resources in all areas of work we do associated with Plumbing/Fire Protection engineering. Assist the Plumbing/Fire Protection Discipline Managers within a Business Unit/Office by providing them operational and technical guidance to help meet the client’s desires and budget. Work with a team of engineers on a variety of private, public, and federal projects. In addition to working with Plumbing/Fire Protection engineers, this individual will team with electrical, mechanical, structural, and other disciplines to provide full-range services to our local and regional clients. In short, provide operational and technical guidance associated with Plumbing/Fire Protection requirements to accomplish our commitments. Reports to the Chief Engineer.

 

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors is our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Responsibilities

Provide high-level direction to senior Plumbing/Fire Protection engineering staff to allow the Business Unit/Office to effectively operate and successfully complete projects:

  • Office Operations: Supervise all Plumbing/Fire Protection discipline managers within an office or business unit for successful intra-office operations, by actively helping those department managers that report to you smoothly run their departments.
  • Service Line Operations: Assist the Chief Engineer leading MEPS Service Line’s Plumbing/Fire Protection community of practice to ensure successful inter-office Plumbing/Fire Protection operations, by actively participating in the community of practice events and performing delegated tasks from the Chief.
  • Quality Management: Ensure Plumbing/Fire Protection discipline managers are consistently applying and complying with corporate quality management processes and procedures.
  • Technical Management: Ensure Plumbing/Fire Protection discipline managers are providing timely and adequate guidance and quality oversight, including code review, of all project work involving Plumbing/Fire Protection
  • Staff Development Oversight: Ensure Plumbing/Fire Protection discipline managers are providing adequate technical training and development of staff by providing guidance and mentoring of managers.
  • Standards Development Oversight: Ensure Plumbing/Fire Protection discipline managers are establishing and improving standards, practices, guidelines, and specifications for their Plumbing/Fire Protection discipline area. Principal shall lead the development of their office Plumbing/Fire Protection standards and coordinate those standards through the Chief Engineer across offices.
  • Engineer of Record on select projects as needed.
  • Provide 'on-the-spot' advice and decisions - technical and cost estimates. Principal engineer is the top Plumbing/Fire Protection in an office unless Plumbing/Fire Protection issue involves other offices in the service line then the Chief Engineer presides.
  • Coordinates with client/project managers and department managers within an office to resolve Plumbing/Fire Protection engineering conflicts.
  • Office Organizational Management: Assist Office/Business Unit Manager to ensure successful office operations, including advice on staff organizational structure and office procedures.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Accomplished professional engineer (PE). Existing licensure in NC is preferred.
  • Minimum 25+ years of experience.
  • Experience should include technical oversight of multiple projects with proven success providing technical oversight on projects that meet contract specifications and technical standards to the client on time and within budget.
  • Self-motivated with highly developed verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
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Do not meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So, if you are excited about this role, but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

 

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

 

Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.

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