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Sr. Director, Plumbing Engineer

Company: WSP
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Director, Plumbing Engineer
Req ID 9613
Sr. Director, 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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Since 1979, tk1sc has been part of shaping the building landscape along the West Coast. From industrial development to warehouses, office, retail, higher education, community colleges, K-12, and healthcare, our experience spans over 40 years. Our 250+ staff is spread strategically across six locations, including Seattle, Irvine, San Jose, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego, and is committed to sustainably enhancing the built environment.
This Opportunity
tk1sc , a WSP USA company, is seeking a Senior Director(Plumbing) for our tk1sc offices which can be located out of Seattle,WA, Irvine, Los Angeles, or San Diego, CA.
The tk1sc Senior Director shall provide and participate in decision making for all project-related issues of entry to large-size in revenue earnings as well as possess a full understanding of the client's project requirements. This position has high a level of responsibility of interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating engineering projects of entry up to large-size. The Senior Director plans, develops, coordinates, directly in both small and large-size projects in scope and level of importance. This individual engages in all aspects of the complex project, providing leadership and decision-making when required and has an advanced knowledge of the technical expertise required to design and implement the particulars of the project. Strong contract administration skills are a must.
Your Impact

  • Provide proactive and strategic leadership for the plumbing engineering discipline and function, offering direction, expertise, and support to ensure project and work site deliverables are successfully achieved within the business sector.

  • Perform engineering review of permit applications, engineering design plans and specifications, standby plans and engineering contracts, integrated management plans, and periodic construction inspections, to ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.

  • Lead larger-scale more complex plumbing engineering projects ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.

  • Provide expert technical assistance on various engineering, design, and construction issues relating to plumbing, fire protection and suppression, and fluid flow systems.

  • Responsible for the pursuit and development of business and the successful execution of work for current and potential building and infrastructure work within a geography specifically for the large projects within the area.

  • Lead technical aspects of contract negotiation, presentations, and meetings.

  • Support the overall long-term strategy, growth, and pipeline development of Plumbing Engineering work for WSP in assigned area of responsibility, with a focus on building and infrastructure opportunities in all disciplines (planning, design, and strategic consulting and program/construction management).

  • Responsible for the profitable performance of the individual projects and the successful completion of the projects within the specified area.

  • Assist with the preparation of an annual update to business tactical action plans within the specified area.

  • Meet with various public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of engineering/construction challenges and programs.

  • Ensure that engineering discipline certifications, accreditations, and value proposition are developed and continuously improved.

  • Conduct needs analyses and client value surveys to align the engineering discipline's function with business and project strategy, identifying and addressing any skill gaps or risks within the sector business operations.

  • Schedule engineering discipline meetings, providing updates and recommendations to ensure that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to inculcate discipline expertise and innovation into project work.

  • Serve as one of the engineering discipline's lead representatives/liaison to a variety of external entities including Federal, State, and Local Agencies, Clients, Subcontractors, architects, industry-related groups, and various government and community entities.

  • Develop and inform proposal and project scopes, timelines, pricing, and budgetary metrics - and accountable for planning, development and management of projects in compliance with all applicable City/State/Federal codes and regulations, and in accordance with all acceptable engineering practices.

  • Interpret and summarize data, including reports and documents that result in sound engineering and regulatory conclusions.

  • Provide verbal and/or written inputs to multi-disciplinary project teams and contribute to providing high level strategic advice to clients.

  • Develop a client base for providing high level plumbing engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities, and cross-selling of other WSP capabilities.

  • Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.

  • Manage and provide performance guidance and leadership to assigned staff.

  • Remain current in latest plumbing engineering techniques and practices.

  • Collaborate with professionals from a variety of disciplines to provide "trusted advisor" service and future ready solutions for clients.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

    Who You Are
    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Plumbing or Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

    • 12+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering, plumbing, mechanical, and infrastructure design.

    • Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).

    • Advanced proficiency with plumbing and mechanical engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, standard of care, and the application to project work-related issues.

    • Advanced proficiency with building and infrastructure design.

    • Strong working knowledge of relevant plumbing and mechanical engineering and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements, and the business impact upon the organization.

    • Advanced proficiency with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

    • Works independently and provides guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

    • Tactical lateral thinking and strong analytical skills with attention to detail and prioritization of responsibilities in a pressure work environment.

    • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, clients, regulators, architects, and company-wide staff, including those with whom no formal hierarchical relationship exits.

    • Advanced proficiency with office automation, load calculations, discipline-specific design software (i.e., AutoCAD, Revit), technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.

    • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

    • Strong ability to quickly adapt to change and demonstrate flexibility to a variety of schedules and hours to meet business needs.

    • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Master's Degree in Engineering.

      • LEED certification desired.

      • Strong experience in managing the review and approval of documents and discipline-specific deliverables, certifications, processes, and plans in a multi-project environment is highly desirable.

        Compensation and Benefits:
        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.
        Expected Salary: $119,800 - $200,600
        WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
        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: N/A - No travel required

          • Job Status: Regular

          • Employee Type: Full

          • Primary Location: LOS ANGELES - SOUTH FLOWER ST

          • All locations: US-CA-Irvine, US-CA-Los Angeles, US-CA-Riverside, US-CA-San Diego, US-WA-Seattle

            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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
            WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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.

Keywords: WSP, Seattle , Sr. Director, Plumbing Engineer, Professions , Seattle, Washington

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