Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer/Designer

Fairfax, Virginia
Jul 19, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Full Time
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'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.

Dewberry is currently seeking a Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer/Designer for our Fairfax, Virginia Headquarters. This position could be based in Fairfax, Virginia or Richmond, Virginia and, for the fully qualified candidate, opportunities to work remote may exist.

The successful candidate will work within a fast paced team oriented environment on a variety of project types and sizes. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced engineer ready to take the next step in their career including possible Assistant Project Manager opportunities.

If you would like to work on some of the region's most prestigious projects, value long term relationships with clients and appreciate the culture and stability of family owned business with annual revenue of over $500 million and a 55 year history, Dewberry MEP is a great place to work.

Dewberry MEP Projects Include: Dulles Discovery 1.7 million sf, Marriott Headquarters, 2100 Penn, 7359 Wisconsin Ave, Hoffman Town Center, Extension of Dulles Rail Silver line, Central Place Mixed-use 1.5 million sf, 601 Mass Avenue, 88/44 M Street, 300 M Street, 501 K Street, 655 NY Ave, 900 16th Street, Founders Square Northwest, and un-named secured Federal Government Agency projects. Existing Projects in our Portfolio Include: City Center DC 2.5 million sf, USA Today Gannett Headquarters 825,000 sf, NPR Headquarters 330,000 sf, Water view Mixed-use 1.5 million sf, Patriots Park 650,000 sf, and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Headquarters 1.25 million sf. We encourage you to visit the MEP Engineering section of the Dewberry website at for additional information.


  • Duties will include plumbing/fire protection system design, drawing production, specification writing, discipline coordination between the various trades, shop drawing and submittal reviews, construction site reviews, and code/peer reviews.
  • The work may include the design of base building and tenant interior systems on government, commercial, retail, mixed-use, residential, healthcare, high-rise, and various other types of projects.
  • Successful candidate may be requested to participate in plumbing/fire protection opportunities in other Dewberry offices.
  • Duties may also include the oversight and management of younger staff, review of plumbing/fire projection systems designed by others, interface with code officials and contractors, working with architects and clients, and working with others within the Dewberry organization.
  • Pursuit of registrations, accreditations, and continuing education related to Dewberry areas of practice will be encouraged including USGBC LEED Accreditation, ASPE CPD certification, and Professional Engineering license. (Educational and exam costs will be reimbursed in accordance with Dewberry Company Policies)

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • 5 to 10+ years of experience in plumbing and fire protection system design for commercial, government, healthcare, and high-rise residential projects required.
  • ASPE Certified in Plumbing (CPD) preferred.
  • LEED Accreditation preferred.
  • Federal Government Security Clearance preferred.
  • Must have experience in performing plumbing and fire protection calculations, equipment selections, and system design for listed project types.
  • Must have experience designing with AutoCAD MEP and Building Information Modeling (BIM) experience using Revit MEP.
  • Experience with Navisworks would be a plus.
  • Engineering degree and PE would be a plus, but not required.
  • Must be a self-starter with initiative

* 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, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate 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.


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