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Senior Plumbing Engineering Design Professional

HOK is a collective of future-forward thinkers and designers who are driven to face the critical challenges of our time. We are dedicated to improving people's lives, serving our clients and healing the planet. Together, we cultivate a culture of design excellence at the confluence of art and science, blending the power of creative expression with a clear sense of purpose.

We are currently seeking a Sr Plumbing Engineering Design Professional to join our team in Houston. As a Sr Plumbing Engineering Design Professional, you will be responsible for creating drawings using Revit and AutoCAD as well as the design of portions of systems under the direction of a more senior staff member.

HOK’s culture is rooted in design and technical excellence. This is where great engineering lives. For over 50 years, we have delivered exceptional design with our architectural partners at HOK and other outstanding practices. We enjoy the challenge of engineering complex projects and succeed by finding creative, integrated solutions to unprecedented design criteria. We have a collaborative, interdisciplinary engineering group that works closely across our regional studios. 

You can learn more about HOK’s Engineering practice here:

  • Develops, modifies and reviews Revit models of plumbing and fire suppression systems and components according to governing codes, established standards, and Revit modeling techniques, based on input from the plumbing engineering team. Creates project drawings from the Revit model.
  • Develops flow diagrams, riser diagrams, control diagrams, equipment schedules, details, and similar project documents using Revit.
  • Organizes and maintains Revit models and design documents for multiple projects.
  • Develops plumbing and fire protection system specifications.
  • Prepares calculations necessary for the plumbing and fire suppression systems design.
  • Works closely with project team and assists to complete projects on aggressive schedules.
  • Performs all work in a clear, complete, and accurate manner.
  • Uses Revit, Navisworks, and other clash detection software to check the plumbing and fire suppression systems design for interferences with other building elements.
  • Utilizes knowledge and experience in applying modeling and drafting principles for drawings.
  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff.
  • Implements and utilizes HOK Standards for projects and processes. 
  • Actively seeks new knowledge related to engineering practices, principles, and regulation changes.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

Required Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes.
  • Ability to design and model plumbing and fire protection systems for large and complex projects.
  • Ability to produce drawings, specifications, and calculations with limited guidance of more senior staff.
  • Ability to interpret consultant design documents (for instance kitchen consultant’s equipment layouts, equipment schedule, and catalog cuts) and design the necessary plumbing system.
  • Select plumbing equipment and lay out the required equipment space.
  • Coordinate with HVAC and electrical designers to coordinate the requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of plans, sections diagrams, and equipment schedules found on drawings and in preparation of specifications.
  • Proficiency in Revit, including BIM modeling required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic knowledge about sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines.
  • Ability to perform computer drafting functions using Revit and be able to resolve design conflicts  .
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate degree, Technology degree, or Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of plumbing and fire suppression system design experience working on a wide variety of building types, such as:   commercial, corporate, institutional and civic, justice, science and technology, aviation, or healthcare facilities.
  • Experience working and coordinating with integrated teams.
  • Experience with high purity water systems, compressed air, and specialty gas systems is a plus.
  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.
  • ASPE CPD credentials preferred (required within first year of HOK employment).

HOK is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits plan to meet their current and future needs. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; 401(K) savings plans; disability, life and accident insurance; paid time off (PTO); and parental leave. In addition, HOK employees enjoy a flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.

HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 



3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 900, Houston, Texas

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