Ecotope is a mission-driven consulting, research, and mechanical engineering firm with over 40 years’ experience focusing on energy efficiency and sustainable design in buildings. Ecotope provides a range of services including mechanical engineering design of high performance buildings, technical research on energy use in buildings and emerging energy efficient technologies, and energy policy research and analysis. Our award-winning engineering design group provides full service HVAC and plumbing design, and consulting on Energy Code compliance and energy efficiency for multi-family and commercial buildings.
The ideal candidate will be prepared to successfully perform all of the listed job responsibilities. Duties include:
Drafting of Plumbing drawing sets (REVIT and AutoCAD) including floor plans and full riser diagrams sets.
Preparing engineering calculations including pressure and system sizing calculations.
Developing Plumbing designs under the supervision of a senior engineer.
Preparing project specifications.
Coordination and communication with clients.
Managing one’s own day to day project tasks and managing client contacts.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar field.
High degree of interest in energy efficient building systems and green building design. Direct experience preferred.
Strong communication, technical and writing skills.
Proficiency with AutoCAD, REVIT and MS Office Suite.
Detail oriented personality, ability to organize technical information.
Ability to manage multiple on-going projects, and prioritize multiple deadlines.
Self-starting personality, able to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision
Able to communicate well with clients, including setting and managing client expectations.
C.P.D, E.I.T., or P.E.,
Experience with Plumbing design for residential and commercial buildings
Professional consulting experience and proven project management skills
Knowledge of the Washington State Energy Code, UPC, and other building codes
3+ years professional work experience
Knowledge of and experience with sustainable building certification programs such as LEED, GreenGlobes, Built Green, EDSD, EnergyStar, etc…
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Submit one (1) PDF file containing:
Resume, include list of hobbies or interests outside of work.
Ecotope is a boutique engineering firm based in Seattle and dedicated to counteracting the climate crisis. Working with our clients, we’re driving the building industry toward transformative and scalable low-carbon solutions. Our talented staff are intellectually curious and highly committed to one another, our mission, and our planet. We share a love of new challenges and innovative solutions, the outdoors, and sweet and savory pies.
Our expanding firm has roots in academia and a dedicated research team that fuels our approach. We’re always looking for smart people who are passionate about energy conservation, and we offer camaraderie and a casual culture in a beautiful office with views of Mount Rainier and Pike Place Market.