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Top 50 Plumbing Designer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Plumbing Designer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Plumbing Designer resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.6% of Plumbing Designer resumes contained Shop Drawings as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Plumbing Designer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Plumbing Designer:

1. Shop Drawings

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Here's how Shop Drawings is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Reviewed specifications and manufacturers shop drawings.
  • Settle up Xref drawings to create a full package to provide the clients and shop drawings.
  • Answer questions from about the manufacturers and contractors about the shop drawings.
  • Review and revise shop drawings per specifications for that job.
  • Answer and complete plumbing shop drawings.
  • Reviewed shop drawings and submittals and performed field reviews during construction phases of core and shell buildings and interiors.
  • Edited plumbing specifications, checked shop drawings, handled addendums, bulletins and change orders.
  • Review shop drawings, submittals, and request for information quickly and efficiently.
  • Review shop drawings, respond to RFIs, and product submittals.

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2. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Develop and complete conceptual to complex technical plumbing/HVAC designs in conjunction with assigned discipline project lead.
  • Updated HVAC drawings for reference book used by installers to be handed out at a conference.
  • Created designs for HVAC installations that comply with ASHRAE design standards and U.S. LEED requirements.
  • Designed waste, water and HVAC piping systems for industrial, residential and commercial buildings.
  • Drafted red lines for the HVAC/Mechanical department to keep projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Specialized in the drawing of plans for the installation of plumbing and HVAC equipment.
  • Design, calculation and drafting of HVAC, plumbing systems for industrial buildings.
  • Create HVAC and Plumbing drawings for new and existing buildings.
  • Coordinate HVAC and Plumbing construction for new and existing buildings.
  • Performed Mechanical designs, selecting and sizing HVAC systems.
  • Carried out Load, Energy, and HVAC Calculations.
  • Produced 2D HVAC/Plumbing Design Drawings.
  • Performed Mechanical and Plumbing designs, including calculations of building loads, selection and sizing of HVAC ductwork and Equipment.
  • Designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for commercial and institutional facilities as well as petro-chemical projects.
  • Gas piping sizing and design for water heater and HVAC Units on roof that need gas.
  • Contract Designed Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical systems for worship center
  • Initial years worked as a plumbing and HVAC draftperson in the preparation of contract drawings.
  • Designed Hvac and Plumbing for schools Estimated costs for design
  • Design HVAC Ductwork and Exhaust Ductwork.
  • Design Build Plumbing Design Design Build HVAC Design Fanning/Howey laid me off for 3 months and was then asked to return

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3. Design Layouts

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4. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Supported and Instructed other Cad Operators
  • Lead on setting up department wide CAD standards including publishing of details and symbols, plot settings and layer standards.
  • Pump run and trouble alarms were reported back to Coast Guard Academy security.
  • Created HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection drawings utilizing 3D AutoCAD.
  • Received AutoCAD red line drawings to remove and adjust from PM.
  • Designed both plumbing and fire protection systems using AutoCAD 2005.
  • Evaluated preliminary CAD building plans for design flaws.
  • Create plans by using Auto-CAD software.
  • Produce AutoCAD drawings from field designs.
  • Performed drafting and CAD work.
  • Generate BIM plans for clients, as well as AUTOCADD drawings.
  • Prepared construction drawings using Autocad software.
  • Provided MicroStation cad support for HVAC layout drawings per engineer's verbal instructions and sketches.
  • Prepared design documents using AutoCAD & Revit software.
  • Design plumbing systems using calculations, CAD and Revit
  • Perform non-routine and complex drafting assignments that require the application of drawing techniques on Autocad 2008 and Revit MEP.
  • Designed Plumbing and Fire Protection systems Surveyed existing field conditions Utilized ACAD 2000
  • Managed Cadd Databases / Installed Maintained and Updated Cadd Station Software.
  • Designed and CADDed renovation of sprinkler and Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering, Inc. plumbing system on multiple floors.
  • Present 3D and 2D using Revit, AutoCAD MEP and Navisworks for clash detection.

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5. Revit

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Here's how Revit is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Provide input as a member of the company REVIT committee.
  • Modeled Revit design for Plumbing and drafted red line mark ups for Plumbing and mechanical.
  • Assisted in the development of revit template for the plumbing discipline.
  • Utilized by management to train employees in the efficiency of Revit.
  • Designed various plumbing and fire protection systems using AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Initiate Revit models for team members.
  • Converted multi-story building pipe plan from AutoCAD to Revit, created As-Built drawings.
  • Experience with AutoCad versions 2007 thru 2010 Attended class for the use of Revit

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6. MEP

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Here's how MEP is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Provided plumbing design and AutoCAD MEP 2013 drafting of multi-family apartment buildings, t.i., commercial kitchens.
  • Created plans from schematic design through construction documents using AutoCad and Revit for all MEP systems.

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7. Architects

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Here's how Architects is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Researched and constructed electrical and plumbing specifications according to architects and developers.
  • Coordinated development of design documents with architects.
  • Work with Architects, Owners, and various parties to develop the most cost effective way forward.
  • Provide all RFI review for assigned projects, coordinating with internal architects and project general contractors.
  • Coordinated Qatar project with SOM Architects and Engineers in London, New York, and Chicago.
  • Communicated with architects to ensure designs were feasible and the client's needs were met.
  • Consulted with architects and owners to provide product catalog cut- sheets and explain product features.
  • Coordinated with architects and other engineering trades to complete various aspects of the projects.
  • Maintained working relationships between the contractors and Architects during and after the project.
  • Design and present preliminary plans to Architects and Clients of retail buildings.
  • Coordinate with architects, contractors and other building trades through 3D modeling.
  • Attended design and construction meetings with the architects and design team.
  • Set up and update CADD backgrounds from architects and other engineers.
  • Worked close with Project/Associate Principles, Designers, and Architects.
  • Coordinate with Architects to facilitate minimal job site changes.
  • Coordinate with all mechanical principles Coordinate with architects, and civil engineers
  • Coordinate the plumbing system design with other project contributors, such as client, vendors, architects and other engineering trades.
  • Supported coworkers jobs with Revit software SCS Phase II, MVE architects for Irvine Company jobs.
  • Solo Plumbing design and sizing, coordinating with contractors and meet with architects.

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9. Water Systems

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Here's how Water Systems is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Included acid waste and central gas, air and distilled water systems.
  • Project: O'Fallon, IL High School Responsible for designing plumbing systems and distribution of water systems.

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10. Educational Facilities

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Here's how Educational Facilities is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Designed systems for Federal / State / City projects, medical / healthcare customers, educational facilities, and private developers.
  • Design: Designed domestic plumbing and HVAC systems for commercial, institutional and educational facilities in Kansas and Missouri.

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11. Construction Administration

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Here's how Construction Administration is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Project supervision of several CADD operators from commencement to completion, including construction administration and closeout.
  • Performed construction administration and field inspections as needed.
  • Lead position in Project Plumbing Design; Support of Disciplines, Construction Administration.
  • Provided Quality Assurance/Construction Administration for Lexington Medical Center , $180+ million addition/renovation Lexington, SC.
  • Project Management - communicating with architect to determine client's needs, project scope and schedule, deliverables, construction administration

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12. Domestic Water

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Here's how Domestic Water is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Developed Isometric Risers for domestic water systems and sanitary systems.
  • Design Sanitary, Domestic Water, Storm/Grey Water and Gas Piping Systems under the supervisor of the Senior Designer.
  • Calculate, size, and conceive domestic water, gas, sanitary, storm, and fire protection systems.
  • Design experience consists of sizing interior storm, sanitary, domestic water, venting, and RPZ systems.
  • Design layout included layout and some sizing of Domestic water, Sanitary, Storm and vehicle fluids.
  • Sized pumps and piping for various systems such as domestic water, waste and HVAC systems.
  • Sized domestic water main based on total of new plumbing fixtures and HVAC make-up water.
  • Steam Fired Domestic Water Generator; Bulk Oxygen Storage sizing & replacement.
  • Designed sanitary and domestic water system for 4th floor of existing building.
  • Design Sanitary, Domestic Water, Storm/Grey Water and Gas Piping Systems.
  • Engineer pipe sizes for domestic water, gas, and sanitary.
  • Survey existing domestic water lines for the Pittsburgh VA Hospital.
  • Leed Plumbing Designer responsible for domestic water piping storm and waste piping design, specifications, and medical gas design.
  • Design Potable Water System, Domestic Water Heating System and Sanitary Sewer System.

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13. Office Buildings

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Here's how Office Buildings is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Designed Plumbing, Medical Gas, Sanitary and Storm systems for Hospitals and Medical Office Buildings.
  • Produced construction documents for projects such as restaurants, office buildings, Warehouses and Schools.
  • Mixed use, office buildings, dental offices, retail, restaurants.
  • Design of Commercial Office Buildings, Tenant Interiors, Hospitality, High-Rise Residential and Healthcare facilities.
  • Designed plumbing systems for commercial buildings comprised of office buildings, educational facilities, medical, performaing arts and galleries.

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14. System Design

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Here's how System Design is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Clean Agent Fire Protection system design.
  • Water heating system design Perform mark-ups for drafter

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16. Riser Diagrams

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Here's how Riser Diagrams is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Worked on detailed drawings and riser diagrams based on New York City / State Building, Plumbing and NFPA Codes.
  • Used AutoCad to design plumbing piping layouts, riser diagrams and plumbing details for commercial properties.
  • Performed routine design tasks such as pipe sizing, riser diagrams, and plumbing systems.
  • Developed medical gas schedules, piping plans, details, partial plans and riser diagrams.
  • Developed Isometric Riser diagrams, Scheduled fixtures, 3 sized and scheduled equipment.

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17. RFI

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Here's how RFI is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Review and respond to Request For Information (RFI) inquiries from the contractor.
  • Create sketch sheets to answer RFI's and construction conflicts.
  • Worked with senior Plumbing designer respond to RFI's.
  • Managed and provided RFI and change order documents.
  • Write specifications, reply to RFI's.
  • Generated RFI and CLR documents.
  • Design of various project types including tenant fit-outs, retail, restaurants Submittal reviews, RFI responses, change orders

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19. Hot Water

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Here's how Hot Water is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Gas-fired storage hot water heaters were installed in the Mechanical Room.
  • Designed Domestic Hot Water system for Sample Prep Buildings 1and 2.
  • Sized and scheduled equipment for hot water generation and circulation.

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20. Floor Plans

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Here's how Floor Plans is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Designed floor plans and isometrics along with details and specs Responsible for building department comments and submittal packages.

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21. Equipment Selection

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Here's how Equipment Selection is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Produce entire designs for projects assigned including all system calculations, equipment selections, project details, schedules, etc.
  • Performed plumbing, sprinkler and standpipe equipment selection including water heaters and various types of pumps.
  • Pipe, Duct Sizing and basic equipment selection.

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22. Nfpa

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Here's how Nfpa is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Pump design in accordance with NFPA 20.
  • Researched axially swaged elastic strain preload fittings as alternative to brazed fittings on NFPA 99C piping.

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23. Cold Water

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Here's how Cold Water is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Provided new pipe insulation per ADA requirements for hot and cold water supplies and traps.
  • Designed and sized science classroom air, gas, hot / cold water pipes.
  • Designed hot and cold water system for potable and non-potable water.
  • Designed and sized storm drain system {RD and OD's} Hot and Cold Water piping design and sizing.

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24. Load Calculations

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25. Remodel

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Here's how Remodel is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Created all required drawings necessary to the complete construction installation of the plumbing system in commercial buildings new and remodels.
  • Remodel included preparation of adjacent building to accomodate expansion.
  • Project included remodelling an existing grocery store to support new restaurant and brewhouse facilities occupying 23,000 square feet.

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26. Site Surveys

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Here's how Site Surveys is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Performed field and site surveys, construction site inspections, and construction site punch listing.
  • Traveled and assisted on infield site surveys and transferred field notes to working drawings.
  • Conduct job site surveys, field observation and develop project punch lists.
  • Develop As-Built drawings from site surveys, sketches and hard copies.
  • Conducted site surveys, and reviewed applicable codes for compliance.
  • Conduct building site surveys during the construction process.
  • Perform field and site surveys.
  • Assisted engineers with site surveys and accompanied engineers to meetings.

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27. Storm Water

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Here's how Storm Water is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Create riser diagrams for the sanitary, domestic water, compressed air, and storm water systems.
  • Designed plumbing systems for multi-level addition for chemistry labs, restrooms and storm water systems.

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28. Hydraulic Calculations

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Here's how Hydraulic Calculations is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Performed hydrant flow tests, sprinkler hydraulic calculations, and sized entire plumbing systems.

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29. Water Treatment

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30. BIM

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31. IPC

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Here's how IPC is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Maintained compliance with the International Plumbing Code (IPC).

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32. Project Design

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Here's how Project Design is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Engaged in multiple project designs simultaneously.

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33. Mechanical Equipment

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34. Medical Gases

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Here's how Medical Gases is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Prepare one-line and riser drawings of site utilities, medical gases, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems.

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35. Air Systems

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Here's how Air Systems is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Included central oxygen and two vacuum and air systems.

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36. Code Compliance

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Here's how Code Compliance is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • review submittals, and responsible for code compliance.

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37. Project Meetings

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Here's how Project Meetings is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Attended Project Meetings Assisted Project Managers, Architects, Contractors and Designers on and off site locations.

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38. Design Calculations

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Here's how Design Calculations is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Provided and prepared final design calculations, plans and technical specifications.
  • Prepare design calculations and complete construction documents matching the client's requirements.
  • Designed Sewer and Invert Elevations calculations Water Piping Design Calculations, and sizing.

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39. GPM

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Here's how GPM is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Complete fixture count & GPM compilation for civil design team.
  • Calculate WSFU, GPM, BTU, etc.

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40. Depot

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41. Potable Water

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42. Military Projects

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Here's how Military Projects is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Design piping systems for commercial and military projects by hand and began learning AutoCAD.
  • Design and draft piping systems for commercial and military projects using AutoCAD software.
  • Design piping systems for military projects.

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43. Retail Facilities

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44. Product Specifications

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Here's how Product Specifications is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Performed AutoCAD pipe layout, generated performance and product specifications, architectural and trade coordination.

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45. Civil Engineers

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Here's how Civil Engineers is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Coordinated Qatar project with Civil Engineers in London.

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46. Design Documents

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47. Mechanical Rooms

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Here's how Mechanical Rooms is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Coordinated all Mechanical and Plumbing equipment locations within mechanical rooms.
  • Specialized in mechanical rooms, bathroom groups and water entry systems.

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48. Site Inspections

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Here's how Site Inspections is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Monitor job progress in construction and follow-up with on-site inspections.
  • Performed on-site inspections and create as-built documents.

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49. Waste Water

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Here's how Waste Water is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Design included compressed air system, waste oil separator, acid waste system, and domestic and waste water systems.

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50. K-12

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Here's how K-12 is used in Plumbing Designer jobs:
  • Designed plumbing, fire protection, and medical gas systems for new and renovated hospital/medical facilities and K-12 school facilities.
  • Work under supervision of plumbing engineer to complete plumbing drawings for K-12 schools, and small commercial buildings.
  • Major Projects: Tenant Improvement/Renovation Schools (K-12 and Higher Ed.)

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20 Most Common Skills For A Plumbing Designer

Shop Drawings

16.8%

Hvac

9.8%

Design Layouts

7.7%

CAD

6.3%

Revit

6.1%

MEP

5.1%

Architects

5.1%

New Construction

4.3%

Water Systems

4.1%

Educational Facilities

4.1%

Construction Administration

4.0%

Domestic Water

3.9%

Office Buildings

3.6%

System Design

3.1%

Health Care

3.1%

Riser Diagrams

2.9%

RFI

2.7%

Labor Costs

2.5%

Hot Water

2.3%

Floor Plans

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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Plumbing Designer

Rank Skill
1 Shop Drawings 12.6%
2 Hvac 7.4%
3 Design Layouts 5.8%
4 CAD 4.8%
5 Revit 4.6%
6 MEP 3.8%
7 Architects 3.8%
8 New Construction 3.2%
9 Water Systems 3.1%
10 Educational Facilities 3.1%
11 Construction Administration 3.0%
12 Domestic Water 2.9%
13 Office Buildings 2.7%
14 System Design 2.3%
15 Health Care 2.3%
16 Riser Diagrams 2.1%
17 RFI 2.1%
18 Labor Costs 1.9%
19 Hot Water 1.7%
20 Floor Plans 1.7%
21 Equipment Selection 1.6%
22 Nfpa 1.5%
23 Cold Water 1.5%
24 Load Calculations 1.3%
25 Remodel 1.2%
26 Site Surveys 1.1%
27 Storm Water 1.0%
28 Hydraulic Calculations 1.0%
29 Water Treatment 1.0%
30 BIM 0.9%
31 IPC 0.9%
32 Project Design 0.8%
33 Mechanical Equipment 0.8%
34 Medical Gases 0.8%
35 Air Systems 0.7%
36 Code Compliance 0.7%
37 Project Meetings 0.7%
38 Design Calculations 0.7%
39 GPM 0.6%
40 Depot 0.6%
41 Potable Water 0.6%
42 Military Projects 0.6%
43 Retail Facilities 0.6%
44 Product Specifications 0.6%
45 Civil Engineers 0.6%
46 Design Documents 0.6%
47 Mechanical Rooms 0.6%
48 Site Inspections 0.6%
49 Waste Water 0.6%
50 K-12 0.6%
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