Plumbing engineers' main responsibility is designing plumbing and/or fire protection systems, which can include drainage systems, medical gas systems, and fire suppression systems. They are also responsible for the selecting equipment and supplies that are used in building these systems. Plumbing engineers are normally contracted by construction companies and work on a wide variety of projects. This can be a high-stress job that may require overtime. Plumbing engineers generally work in an office and at the construction site, so travel to and from sites is required.
Plumbing Engineer Tasks
Provide subject matter expertise and recommendations to guide plumbing layout and execution.
Coordinate and collaborate to ensure projects are on schedule and under budget.
Work with clients to identify project needs and document requirements.
Design plumbing and piping systems and document designs.