“Only by making a commitment to quality, professionalism, and personal involvement can one achieve lasting success in the turbulent atmosphere of the building design and construction industry. At ads ENGINEERS, the partners, principals and associates understand these fundamentals and apply them to each project.”

ads ENGINEERS (Ambrosino, DePinto & Schmieder), established in 1979, offers a full range of consulting engineering services (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection , Sustainable Services, and Commissioning). Our focus on innovation, cooperation, and practical solutions has continually resulted in repeat commissions from existing clients.

As a member of the United States Green Building Council, ads ENGINEERS is consistantly working to promote buildings that are environmentally sound, energy efficient, and comfortable places to live and work. Our firm is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest state-of-the art technology, as well as trends in the real estate markets.

ads ENGINEERS is currently accepting applications for Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineers.  Please submit your resume via email to humanresources@adsce.com.

Title: Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer

Status: Full Time

Job Description:

 ads ENGINEERS is currently looking for full-time Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineers with a minimum of five (5) years experience and who will be responsible for the systems design for many exciting projects, including high rise residential, hotels, commercial, retail, museums, and institutional projects.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong knowledge of New York City, New York State, International Building Codes, NFPA & NYC-DEP
  • License PE and LEED Certification a plus
  • Excellent Communication and Technical Writing Skills
  • Strong Computer & AutoCad Skills, as well as knowledge of REVIT Models a Plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designing Plumbing & Fire Protection Systems from inception to complete Construction Documents
  • Calculation of sanitary/sewer, gas, water and storm loads for utility application and coordination
  • Attend client meetings to develop project Scope
  • Survey of existing building conditions
  • Prepare Reports
  • Complete all Phases of Design from Schematic through Construction Administration
  • Preparation of Drawings
  • Develop project specifications
  • Knowledge of NYC Filing Requirements & Procedures
  • Coordination between Architectural & Engineering disciplines
  • Participate in Inter-Departmental Project Management Meetings to allocate firm resources
  • Construction Administration including review of submittals, shop drawings, RFI’s, & change orders
  • Assist in Project Management
  • Ability and willingness to mentor junior plumbing engineers and designers

We offer competitive salaries and benefits package which include educational incentives, 401K plan with company matching contributions, medical and dental, and more. 

ads ENGINEERS is an equal opportunity employer.


After a career spanning over 40 years Dominick DePinto is retiring from ads ENGINEERS at the end 2016. He, along with Michael Ambrosino, founded the firm in 1979 and was joined two years later by Ken Schmieder. Dominick specialized in the design of HVAC systems for a wide variety of building types including museums, theaters, educational, institutional, hotels, and high end residential buildings.

Dominick was also heavily involved in the development of the sustainable services group at the firm that specializes in computer energy modeling, LEED analysis, NYSERDA technical assistance, and commissioning. In 2014, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the New York Chapter of ASHRAE for a lifetime of achievement in the field of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation. In his retirement he plans on teachings, spending time with his grandchildren, and traveling with his wife.


Jeffrey Duy holds over fifteen years of experience as an electrical engineer.  His expertise covers the full life cycle of a project’s Electrical and Fire Alarm systems’ development, from code analysis and concept planning through to construction drawings, specifications, and construction administration.  His projects span a variety of project types, including institutional buildings, luxury retail, and high-rise residential and hotels.   Mr. Duy’s recent projects include: the Logan Center for the Arts, the University of Chicago’s new visual, digital media and performing arts center; 215 Chrystie Street, Ian Schrager’s new venture featuring 356 hotel rooms, 11 condominium residences and multiple separate dining & entertaining spaces; 20 Broad Street, a 32 story, 550,000 SF residential building with 532 dwelling units and 60,000 SF of retail space; the award winning Museum of the Moving Image renovation and expansion; NYC Parks’ Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex; and over 20 Hermès of Paris retail stores across twelve states.

Eduardo Galeano has over eight years of experience in performing computer simulations for building energy modeling analyses using Trane Trace 700 and/or eQuest based software for commercial/residential facilities following NYSERDA’s incentive programs and/or USGBC’s certification (LEED) requirements. He also assists in the design process of HVAC mechanical systems for different types of facilities including new construction and existing building renovations.  Notable projects include 160 Leroy Street; Elmhurst Library; Hermès of Paris stores in Miami, Atlanta, and Seattle; Fordham Library; Essex House; and 170 Amsterdam Street.

Natalie Kovac has over nine years of experience  in the design of HVAC systems. Her responsibilities include preparation of heating and cooling load calculations, tenant fit-outs, equipment selection, piping, and duct system design, site investigations and evaluation of existing HVAC Systems, shop drawing review, and Construction Management. She has designed building systems for commercial, hospitality, and retail projects at ads, ranging from hotels to schools and museums. Most recently, Ms. Kovac was the project manager and was responsible for the design of the HVAC systems for the Luce Center at the New York Historical Society. She also led the HVAC design team and provided a project management role on the new 630 room Marriott Moxy Hotel on Seventh Avenue in New York City.