We are looking for a plumbing designer.

The Plumbing Designer is a creative self-starter willing to assist, and at times, take the lead on Plumbing engineering design and production for assigned projects.
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The Plumbing Designer supports all areas of Plumbing design from concept development through final construction documents. Plumbing system design includes all associated equipment, fixtures, piping, and specifications, including plumbing calculations, pipe sizing, and other calculations required to support the plumbing design.

The Plumbing Designer works with all team members to development and implements plumbing designs that meet the constraints of time, budget, schedule and client expectations. This person is a good listener, an experienced communicator, a trusted collaborator and a “caretaker of the vision” of KZF Design. This person is an outgoing and personable problem solver, and is experienced and comfortable working on a broad range of project types.

The ideal candidate is able to take directions and can see the big picture without becoming labored or entrenched in the minute details of a solution.

KZF believes in the “Promise of Design” and delivering on its promises. As a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals working together to create competitive solutions for our clients, the Plumbing Designer is an integral participant in that effort.

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The responsibilities of the Plumbing Designer include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Keeping KZF’s promise of design and client satisfaction
  • Supporting design and production on Plumbing engineering projects
  • Working on a broad range of project types, in both public and private markets
  • Reinforcing KZF’s brand in the marketplace
  • Serving the external client by serving the internal client
  • Working closely with all company disciplines (architects, engineers, designers and technical personnel)
  • Participating in internal and external design charrettes and presentations
  • Working within established timelines and budget constraints
  • Meeting project schedules and deadlines

KZF Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiter calls please.

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Do you meet these specifications?

Required

  • Two-year degree in Engineering Technology, Architectural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering – or – demonstrable experience designing and engineering Plumbing systems for buildings in the E or A/E building consultant industry
  • 3-5 years of experience producing Plumbing engineering design and construction documents
  • Technically proficient in most areas of Plumbing engineering for Buildings
  • One or more years of REVIT or AutoCAD education, training, or related experience
  • Proactive and assertive in problem solving
  • Experience working individually and in teams
  • Experience working on multiple projects at the same time
  • General knowledge of current Plumbing Codes and related technical criteria
  • Experience in speaking and writing
  • Good client skills

Preferred

  • LEED AP
  • REVIT and/or REVIT MEP proficient
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Plumbing design experience on a wide variety of building types for a diverse range of clients in both the Private and Public markets
  • Comfortable working in teams
  • Willing to travel

Desired

  • AutoCAD proficient
  • MicroStation / MicroStation 3D proficient
  • Experience doing Plumbing material take-offs and Plumbing cost estimating

What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:

  • KZF is financially strong and stable
  • KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
  • The company serves five diverse marketplaces in the public and private sectors
  • KZF has many long term public and private financially stable clients
  • Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
  • KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
  • KZF offers true “full service” with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, planning services
  • For 31 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May-2015)
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier Feb-2016)
  • We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 60 years
  • Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
  • A mentoring work environment is part of our culture
  • Continuing education is encouraged and supported
  • Good Benefits including health care, life and disability insurance and 401-k matching

The Team says:

  • A warm culture – people genuinely care and support one another
  • A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
  • Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
  • Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
  • A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
  • Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
  • Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
  • A company where you can grow – changing for the better and you can be a part of it
  • Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
  • A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
  • High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
  • A great downtown location in a LEED Gold and ENERGY STAR office designed by us
  • Awesome, open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration