Plumbing Designer

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What does a Plumbing Designer do?

  • Design plumbing systems including calculations while adhering to the firms QA/QC process 
  • Develop project specifications 
  • Select and layout plumbing equipment 
  • Attend meetings with Architects, Building Managers and other MEP Designers to discuss current or future projects
  • Oversee installation, operation and maintenance of MEP systems sometimes including fire protection systems
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What skills are needed to be a Plumbing Designer?

  • 0-3 years of experience in AEC industry with emphasis on MEP
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Problem solving and attention to detail
  • Willingness to stay up to date with latest advancements in plumbing design, AutoCAD/Revit software and industry trends
  • Additional fire protection design knowledge preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google workspace, Autodesk Construction Cloud, and BIM 360

What software is essential for proficiency in a Plumbing Designer role?

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Revit is the global BIM standard. Revit is used by 75% of architects for their 3D projects.

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AutoCAD is the global CAD standard. AutoCAD is used by 85% of engineers and architects.

Introduction to Navisworks

Navisworks integrates Revit, 3D AutoCAD and compatible programs into a 3D model to create clash detection between architectural, structural, MEP and fire-suppression systems.

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Bluebeam is utilized by AEC professional for creating, collaborating, and sharing PDF documents.

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What is the average salary of a Plumbing Designer?

The typical salary range for a Plumbing Designer is approximately $80,000 to $100,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in.

Can a Plumbing Designer work remotely?

A Plumbing Designer typically operates on-site, although the work schedule can be flexible based on the company’s policies and work flow requirements.

Does a Plumbing Designer have to work full time?

The majority of Plumbing Designers engage in full-time employment due to the high demand in the field. While there are some part-time or contract opportunities available, they are not as prevalent as full-time positions.