Project Manager – Plumbing and Gasfitting Plans Review, 11500

Location , MD
Date Posted February 13, 2018
Category Commercial/Residential
Job Type Full-Time


General Summary

The Project Manager serves in the Code Planning & Cross Connection Unit of the Regulatory Services Division with the primary responsibility to review building and facilities plumbing and gasfitting project designs, including water, sewer, and gasfitting services along with providing 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, including providing water meter hydraulic sizing guidance regarding the designs. May be responsible to lead and coordinate WSSC efforts on high profile and complex projects. Incumbent is expected to develop the capacity to perform a wide range of review functions in the planning, design, permitting, and construction phases.

Essential Functions

• Reviews commercial, industrial, and large scale residential engineering design drawings for compliance with WSSC’s Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code (Code) relative to the issuance of permits;
• 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 Code;
• Reviews water distribution systems, including Cross Connection protection for design compliance of material standards, support, sizing, hydraulic scheme, testing, and installation practices in accordance with Code;
• Reviews for compliance with minimum fixture requirements, fixture clearances and standards, scald prevention and other basic principles of plumbing engineering and gasfitting in accordance with Code;
• Reviews 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 the latest Code and International Fuel Gas Code standards;
• Reviews site utility water and sewer plans for coordination with plumbing and site designs to ensure compliance with the Code, the WSSC Standard Details, and industry best practices;
• Maintains a database to record permit status and subsequent permit closure. Tracks projects and reports for project quality and cycle time;
• Performs audits of the System Development Charges (SDC) through the permit application and plan review process. Assesses for charge—by “take-off” 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 newly connected demands;
• Reviews service connection and meter applications for location, size and scheme in accordance with Code and WSSC policies;
• Orchestrates daily activities for a bustling walk-in customer service counter responsible for plan and permit review of fast track applications and Code inquiries made by customers;
• Responds to high volume of phone calls and messages, e-mail and general mail regarding Code questions, design and submittal requirements, as well as general Commission business practices;
• Reviews field conditions and related special circumstances. Provides recommendations regarding customer driven code modification requests (waivers/variances);
• Performs plumbing and fuel gas inspections associated with designs when needed;
• Manages and reviews developer built plumbing and fuel gas design projects for design adequacy, constructability, maintainability, cost effectiveness and environmental impact. Provides technical support during construction;
• Performs hydraulic reviews and computations, considering existing and future demands/flows to determine pipe sizing and alignments as well as available capacity of existing plumbing systems;
• Resolves design and constructability conflicts between WSSC project managers and applicants, and/or applicant’s engineer/plumber;
• Conducts pre-design meetings with applicants and their engineers/plumbers;
• Schedules and represents the Commission in meetings with customers as well as developers, engineers, plumbers, inspectors, county and regional planning organizations and state authorities;
• Provides training on WSSC E & C Team RSG processes when needed;
• Develops cost estimates for plumbing and gasfitting, or water and sewer utility projects;
• Works with applicants or internal stakeholders to prepare and process credit/reimbursement agreements. Provides assistance to Internal Auditor in reviewing final audit of incurred costs;
• Provides overall monitoring and coordination of project activities to meet time and cost parameters.

Other Functions

•Assumes role of Section Manager in their absence;
•Performs other related duties as required.

Work Environment And Physical Demands

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

• Knowledge of plumbing and gasfitting engineering design, including applying codes, standards and specifications;
• Knowledge of principles and practices of plumbing and gasfitting system planning, pipeline design and construction work, underground utility construction and inspection, engineering design, and environmental control;
• Ability to read plumbing and gasfitting plans to evaluate the adequacy of design based on engineering principles and applicable codes;
• Ability to review and comment electronically on ePlan submittals.
• Ability to manage complex and large quantities of electronic permit applications.
• Ability to review a complex water/sewer project for adequacy and constructability;
• Ability 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 designs;
• Good interpersonal and leadership skills;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Knowledge of design of pressure sewer systems and their components;
• Knowledge of pump stations design and/or construction;
• Knowledge of development processes and charges by utilities for capital construction;
• Ability to represent the Commission at meetings with external organizations;
• Ability to work closely and communicate effectively with division members, utility agencies, as well as local, regional, and state authorities;
• Ability to develop cost estimates for plumbing, gasfitting, or water and sewer utility projects.

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or civil engineering, or related field;
• Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering, including reading plans with profiles, design work, design review, constructability review, and plumbing/gasfitting or mechanical/construction;
• Two (2) years of experience in prioritizing, tracking and coordinating multiple projects.

Additional Requirements

• Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure statement within 30 days of employment and annually;
• Experience working with customers, clients, or the general public.


• Experience and training in performing engineering work for plumbing/gasfitting plans, water and sewer design, and/or constructability reviews;
• Experience performing hydraulic calculations for sizing of water meters or plumbing piping;
• Registration as a Professional Engineer;
• Experience using pertinent software applications such as CADD, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, GIS, ProjectDox, Energov, Tyler, or Linko;
• Current certification in Cross-Connection/Backflow Prevention from a State of Maryland approved course and/or the International Code Council Certificate for Plumbing Plans Examiner.

$75,515 to $115,278

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EEO Statement

It is the policy of the Commission to select new employees and to promote current employees without regard to race, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or handicap. The Commission does not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability and will make reasonable accommodation for any disability that does not result in undue hardship for the Commission.

Close Date

Open Until Filled

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