Project Manager - Plumbing and Gasfitting Plans Review

WSSC Water
Laurel, MD
Oct 02, 2021
Oct 18, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time
The Project Manager serves in the Code Planning & Cross Connection Section of the Regulatory Services Division. The Project Manager's primary responsibility will be to review building and facilities plumbing and gasfitting project designs including water, sewer, and gasfitting services, and provide code interpretation expertise during the design and construction phases. The Project Manager will serve as lead reviewer of all Regulatory Services Developer-Built engineering designs which includes providing water meter hydraulic sizing guidance regarding these designs. The Project Manager may be responsible to lead and coordinate WSSC Water efforts for high profile and complex projects and is expected to develop the capacity to provide a wide range of review functions in the planning, design, permitting, and construction phases of the process.Essential FunctionsReviews commercial, industrial, and large-scale residential engineering design drawings for compliance with WSSC Water's Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code (Code) in association with the issuance of a Permit.Reviews Drainage Waste and Vent (DWV) systems, including Industrial Discharge Control (IDC/Pre-treatment) and Fats Oil and Grease (FOG), for design compliance of material standards, required slope, depth, bedding, support, sizing, configuration, testing, and installation practices in accordance with codeReviews water distribution systems, including Cross Connection protection for design compliance of material standards, support, sizing, hydraulic scheme, testing, and installation practices in accordance with codeReviews for compliance with minimum fixture requirements, fixture clearances and standards, scald prevention and the other basic principles of plumbing engineering and gasfitting in accordance with codeReviews natural and propane gas distribution systems, appliance venting, and appliance installations for design compliance of material standards, support, system pressures, sizing, safety devices, testing, clearances, combustion air, carbon monoxide evaluation, and critical path of piping in accordance with latest code and the International Fuel Gas Code standardsReviews site utility water and sewer plans for coordination between plumbing and site designs to assure compliance with the code, the WSSC Water Standard Details, and industry best practicesMaintains a database to record permit status and ultimately the permit closure; Tracks projects and reports on project quality and cycle timePerforms audits of the System Development Charges (SDC), through the permit application and plan review process. Assess for charge, by "take-off"A' of all proposed fixtures, first by description of their fixture unit value and then by quantity. Performs fixture credit counts, as required, in order to fairly assign SDC to only newly connected demandsReviews service connection and meter applications for location, size and scheme in accordance with code and WSSC Water policiesOrchestrates daily activities for a bustling walk-in customer service counter responsible for plan and permit review of fast track applications and code inquiries of customers on premiseResponds to a high volume of phone calls and messages, e-mail and general mail regarding code questions, design and submittal requirements, and general Commission business practicesReviews field conditions and related special circumstances and provides recommendations for customer driven code modification requests (waivers/variances)Performs plumbing and fuel gas inspections associated with designs, when neededManages and reviews developer-built plumbing and fuel gas design projects for design adequacy, constructability, maintainability, cost effectiveness and environmental impact and provides support during constructionPerforms hydraulic reviews and computations, considering existing and future demands/flows to determine pipe sizing and alignments and available capacity of existing plumbing systemsResolves design and constructability conflicts between WSSC Water project managers and applicants and/or applicant's engineer/plumberConducts pre-design meetings with applicants and their engineers/plumbersSchedules and represents the Commission in meetings with customers, including developers, engineers, plumbers, inspectors, county and regional planning organizations and state authoritiesOther FunctionsActs as the Section Manager in their absence;Performs other related duties as required.Work Environment And Physical DemandsOffice workstation utilizing software for electronic permitting and electronic plans review. Public facing office with in-person customer interactions, as well as phone calls, email, video conferencing. Occasional visits to active construction sites.Required Knowledge, Skills, And AbilitiesKnowledge of plumbing and gasfitting engineering design including applying codes, standards and specifications;Knowledge of principles and practices of plumbing and gasfitting system's planning, pipeline design and construction work, underground utility construction and inspection, engineering design, and environmental controlAbility to read plumbing and gasfitting plans to evaluate the adequacy of design based on engineering principles and applicable codesAbility to review and comment electronically on ePlan submittalsAbility to manage complex (and a large volume of), electronic permit applicationsAbility to review a complex water/sewer project for adequacy and constructabilityAbility to efficiently manage numerous projects including large, high profile and complex projects that involve multiple development parts, high rises, mixed-use/multi-units, any size water/sewer mains, any size water meters, and pressure reducing valves and special designsGood interpersonal skills and leadership skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsKnowledge of design of pressure sewer systems and their componentsKnowledge of pump stations design and/or constructionKnowledge of development processes and charges by utilities for capital constructionAbility to represent the Commission at meetings with outside organizationsAbility to work closely with and communicate effectively other group members, utility agencies, and local, regional, and state authoritiesAbility to develop cost estimates for plumbing, gasfitting, or water and sewer utility projects.Minimum Education, Experience RequirementsBachelor's degree in Civil, Sanitary, Environmental Engineering or related engineering discipline;5+ years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of project management.ORHigh School diploma or equivalent;9+ years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of project management.

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