MEP Coordinator

Los Angeles

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This position coordinates and schedules installations performed by the mechanical, electrical/controls, HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection contractors. Responsibilities include coordination of installations between trades. This position provides overall direction and control of the installation of all electrical, plumbing, mechanical, sheet metal, insulation, sprinkler systems, and life safety systems.


  • Customarily begins work on a project near the beginning when drawings are first submitted by the owner/architect for conceptual estimating. Evaluates the complexity of the mechanical/electrical design and estimates both the construction costs and maintenance. Ensures the constructability of the design and compatibility with local building codes. Determines the scope of the project, the materials to be utilized, and manpower requirements for each construction phase.
  • Serves as a technical resource in meeting with owners and architects. Discusses the mechanical/electrical systems within the building in technical terms; explaining fully any anticipated difficulties with the plans.
  • Attends weekly meetings with owners, architects, and subcontractors. Outlines work to be performed by the mechanical and electrical subcontractors, phasing of work, problems encountered in scheduling, quality of work, etc. May hold separate meetings with mechanical/electrical contractors as necessary.
  • Ensures that all mechanical/electrical shop drawings are submitted by the subs in a timely manner. Examines all shop drawings for completeness. May use a pin bar system/overlay system or CAD system to help identify potential space requirement problems. Coordinates shop drawings between subs to further reduce design errors.
  • Mechanical & Plumbing – Checks all shop drawings for P.PE routes, dimensions of toilet rooms, etc. Checks all underground piping as it is being installed. Checks solder connections, flanges, etc. for quality of work. Ensures that all heavy pipe and other mechanical equipment is in place before walls are poured.
  • Checks shop drawings for raceways in slabs, main switchgear layout, riser diagrams, placement of emergency generator equipment etc. Performs detailed inspections of work in progress to ensure quality of installation, and to ensure adequacy of the system. Meets regularly with city electrical inspectors and inspects work in progress. Resolves problems with the architect and subcontractor as they arise.
  • Within the scope of the overall construction schedule, plans the daily and weekly activities for each craft. Provides the detailed technical instructions for each foreman ensuring a clear understanding of the work to be performed; the methods to be used, manpower resources to be allocated and expected completion date. Resolves any ambiguities in the plans and drawings before actual construction begins.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance in resolving day to day construction problems encountered.
  • Assists the Project Manager as necessary in estimating change orders.
  • Inspects all field construction work in progress, including subcontracted work, and ensures that uniformly high-quality workmanship is maintained during each construction segment. Points out deficiencies promptly with responsible parties and follows up to ensure that deficiencies are corrected.
  • Sheet Metal – Checks shop drawings for compliance with various building codes (duct liners, hangers, duct connections, etc.) Checks ceiling space allotments carefully; flattening ductwork where feasible, rerouting ducts if necessary, etc. Coordinates diffusers with lighting fixtures and sprinkler heads. Checks fire dampers for code compliance.
  • Insulation – Inspects piping during installation and ensures that required insulation is placed correctly. Check vapor barriers for proper seal. Reviews exposed pipe for heat tracing and freeze protection.
  • Fire Sprinkler System – Establishes contact early with city fire department inspectors; inviting them to inspect work in progress. Reviews all shop drawings and ensures their adequacy and completeness to meet local codes. Coordinates tamper and flow switches with the fire alarm system. Inspects all work in progress for quality and completeness.
  • Life Safety Systems – Inspects and coordinates the installation of all life safety systems, smoke evacuation systems, pressurized portions of the building, fireman control centers, building and elevator distress communication systems, fire extinguishers, etc.
  • Reviews all change orders carefully to ensure that building code requirements are met, that changes will not impact adversely on other electrical/mechanical systems in the building and that cost estimates are reasonable and customary. Resolves any technical problems encountered with the architect.

Problem Solving Responsibilities

To perform the responsibilities and duties effectively, the individual must be able to analyze situations and determine if he/she has enough information and/or authority to make recommendations for resolution. Recurring problems should be referred to the MEP Manager.


We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines. Strong grasp of mechanical and electrical engineering concepts, excellent listening skills and have strong communication skills, ability to identify and resolve complex issues, proficient computer skills.

Education and Experience

At least 5 years of experience as a MEP Coordinator, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred but not required.

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