American Society of Plumbing Engineers Washington DC Chapter


Position Class/Title:

Project Manager – Regulatory Services




Engineering & Construction

FLSA Status:



Regulatory Services

Position Level:



Code Planning & Cross Connection

Position Code:


Reports To:

Unit Coordinator,  Inspection Services

Direct Reports:



The Project Manager serves in the Code Planning & Cross Connection Unit of the Regulatory Services Group 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 in all Regulatory Services Developer-Built engineering designs which includes providing water meter hydraulic sizing guidance regarding these designs.  The Project Manager may be responsible to lead and coordinate WSSC efforts for high profile and complex projects and is expected to develop the capacity to provide a wide range of review functions in the planning, design, permitting, and construction phases of the process. 


The following statements describe the general nature and level of the work performed.  They should not be considered an exhaustive list of all duties.  Employees may perform other related duties as required.


·         Reviews commercial, industrial, and large scale residential engineering design drawings for compliance with WSSC’s Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code (Code) in association with the issuance of a Permit;

·         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 the 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 latest Code and the International Fuel Gas Code standards;

·         Reviews site utility water and sewer plans for coordination between plumbing and site designs to assure compliance with the Code, the WSSC Standard Details, and industry best practices;

·         Maintains a database to record permit status and ultimately the permit closure; Tracks projects and reports on project quality and cycle time;

·         Performs audits of the System Development Charges (SDC), through the permit application and plan review process. Assess for charge, by “take-off” of all proposed fixtures, first by description of their fixture unit value and then by quantity. Also, performs fixture credit counts, as required, in order to fairly assign SDC to only 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 of customers on premise;

·         Responds to a high volume of phone calls and messages, e-mail and general mail regarding Code questions, design and submittal requirements, and general Commission business practices;

·         Reviews field conditions and related special circumstances and provides recommendations for 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 and provides support during construction;

·         Performs hydraulic reviews and computations, considering existing and future demands/flows to determine pipe sizing and alignments and 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, including developers, engineers, plumbers, inspectors, county and regional planning organizations and state authorities; 

·         Performs 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 and provides review assistance to Internal Auditor during final audit of incurred costs;

·         Provides overall monitoring and coordination of project activities to meet time and cost parameters.


·         Acts as the Unit Coordinator in their absence;

·         Performs other related duties as required.


·         Knowledge of plumbing and gasfitting engineering design including applying codes, standards and specifications;

·         Knowledge of principles and practices of plumbing and gasfitting system’s 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 a large volume 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 skills and leadership skills;

·         Excellent oral 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 outside organizations;

·         Ability to work closely with and communicate effectively other group members, utility agencies, and local, regional, and  state authorities;

·         Ability to develop cost estimates for plumbing, gasfitting, or water and sewer utility projects.


·         Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil  Engineering or related field;

·         4 years of progressively responsible engineering-related experience, including reading plans with profiles, design work, design review, constructability review, plumbing/gasfitting or mechanical/construction that includes 2 years of prioritizing, tracking and coordinating multiple projects.


·         Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure statement within 30 days of employment and annually;

·         Experience working with customers, clients, or public.


·         Experience and training performing engineering 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 Maryland Professional Engineer or another State;

·         Experience using pertinent software applications such as CADD, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, GIS, ProjectDox, Energov, Tyler, or Linko;

·         Certification as a current Cross-Connection/Backflow Prevention Certificate from a State of Maryland approved course and/or the International Code Council Certificate for Plumbing Plans Examiner. 

Plumbing Designer

Founded in 1975, Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers (BR+A) maintains a total staff of300 employees located at our main office in Boston and branch offices in New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; McLean, VA (Washington, DC); Coral Gables, FL (Miami); Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO.  BR+A provides state-of- the-art integrated and coordinated mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection consulting engineering, technology systems design and building commissioning services. We have an open position for a plumbing Designer in our McLean, VA Office

1-3 years of experience.

Desired Skills:

 1 year of Experience in designing of Plumbing for: Healthcare, Commercial High-rise building and Laboratory projects.

 Proficient in Auto CAD and Revit.

 Experience in specification writing.

 Performs field verification and take-offs of existing systems for renovation projects.

 Coordinates with other disciplines.

 Develop calculations for Plumbing system sizing.  

 Have thorough knowledge of local Plumbing Codes

 Excellent organizational and communication skills.

 Strongly motivated, well organized, shows professional initiative. 

 Takes ownership of assignments, work both independently and as part of the project team. 

 Understand work planning and manage design process to the available hours in work plan.  

 Meets with clients / works with contractors. 

 Oversee deliverables to and from clients.  

We offer excellent compensation and a competitive benefits package, including Medical/Dental coverage and 401K, to all of our full-time employees.  BR+A is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resume to:

Built Environment Engineers (BEE) is an MEP consulting engineering firm located in Arlington, VA, with high visibility projects throughout Washington, DC; Maryland; and Virginia; as well as nationwide. This is an opportunity to join a growing firm with a great future in a casual working environment with colleagues who are committed to excellence in their work product. 

We are seeking to add a mid-level to senior designer/engineer to our staff, who is prepared to learn and grow with us, as well as bring energy and enthusiasm to the office. We are looking for someone who wants to actively participate in the full project cycle—from the design phase through the final construction close-out, including coordination and meeting support.

Responsibilities include:

       Collaboration in multi-discipline project teams to develop drawing and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors and building owners.

       Design plumbing and fire protection systems.

       Calculate preliminary water, gas, sanitary/sewer and storm loads for utility coordination.

       Develop project specifications.

       Survey and evaluate existing conditions.

       Construction administration.

       Other tasks as needed to ensure timely and thorough support to our clients.

The ideal candidate has the following experience/credentials:

      •       Proficiency in AutoCAD; BIM/Revit experience a plus.

       Practical knowledge of building, plumbing, and fire codes.

       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

       CPD or EIT a plus

       LEED AP or knowledge of sustainable design practices a plus

       Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Compensation is commensurate with experience and offers competitive package. BEE is an equal opportunity employer. Please send your resume and cover letter in PDF or Word format to and