Senior Project Engineer-Plumbing-San Francisco

A global company, ESD is a leader in Improving Society Through the Built Environment. We create solutions that produce economic, environmental and experiential benefits for our clients, many of whom are the biggest names in the worlds of business, technology — and beyond. We embrace technological change and are in the forefront of developing Intelligent Buildings. We emphasize innovation, adaptability and sustainability when providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, life safety and technology engineering. For more information, please visit

Position Summary

We have a unique opportunity for an enterprising Plumbing Engineer to join our San Francisco team. You will help shape the future of our SF plumbing department with full support and resources from our successful parent office in Chicago. As the local Plumbing Engineer, you will guide the technical design of projects as subject matter expert, mentor, and resource to the technical team. Your role will be to conceptualize, execute, and ensure quality throughout the design process to meet our clients’ needs and expectations.

If you wish to make a difference and partner with others to deliver excellence – this is your chance to put your knowledge to use, impact high-profile clients, building your career, and engage in meaningful social and charitable activities with colleagues. Join us to apply your consultative and critical thinking skills to develop solutions that impact people’s health, comfort, productivity, safety, and connectivity.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Manages ESD’s technical project process and scope of work within own discipline; reviews schedule and budgeted hours; finds and resolves all inconsistencies with project manager.
  • Delegates tasks to project engineers and designers within own discipline as appropriate.
  • Follows ESD’s quality management process; conducts project reviews and approvals before all QA/QC reviews done by the technical authority.
  • Maintains strong client relations; able to understand and articulate project and design requirements, progress, and troubleshooting to clients and technical staff.
  • Coordinates well with all disciplines to fully integrate work and client requests into design.
  • Acts as supervisor and resource to technical design team; supports and assists staff education and development.
  • Actively participates in the engineering/professional community to build personal knowledge and professional growth (e.g. attends meetings / seminars / conferences and/or write articles for trade magazines.)

Qualifications / Skill-sets

  • Comprehensive knowledge of engineering practices and principles in own discipline and basic knowledge of practices and principals in other disciplines.
  • Able to conceptualize and develop solutions for multifaceted systems and interactions with varied disparate components.
  • Strong communicator who effectively conveys scope, schedule, and budget to clients, co-workers, and technical teams (e.g. work plan, statement of work, and 2-way communication.)
  • Adept at writing comprehensive reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.
  • Equipped to analyze, problem solve, and train others; organized and attentive to detail; flexible and collaborative.
  • Able to independently resolve complex problems within the engineer’s discipline.

Education / Certification / Experience

  • Accredited engineering degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years related industry experience
  • Registered professional engineer (PE) license or other professional certification based on expertise is preferred.

AA / EE / Veterans / Disability

We are an equal-opportunity employer.