William O’Donnell, CPD

Plumbing Director

William (Bill) O’Donnell serves as PWI Engineering’s Lead Plumbing Designer. Bill has been a stalwart of plumbing design at PWI for over 30 years.

Bill is responsible for plumbing system designs including domestic water services, drainage, waste, vent & stormwater systems, medical & laboratory gas systems, equipment selection and specification for all phases of the project from schematics through construction.

During Bill’s time with PWI he has been the Lead Plumbing Designer on many new, expanded and renovated hospital projects and has volunteered countless hours in the plumbing engineering community both locally and nationally. Bill is the past president and serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

In Bill’s spare time, you can find him involved in numerous organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Holy Name Society; involved in his local community of Cinnaminson, NJ or relaxing at the Jersey Shore in Sea Isle City with his beautiful family.


  • American Institute of Design – Associate Degree in Specialized Technology 1981

  • ASPE Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) 1994


  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Fellow 2008

  • Serving as ASPE Society Region Chair 2009 – 2010 Convention Co-chair 2010, Technical Symposium Chair 2011 Fellow Selection Committee 2014 – present

  • Active member of the Philadelphia Chapter ASPE Board since 1993 Serving as President (twice), VP Technical, VP Legislative, Treasurer, Technical Symposium Host Chapter Chair 1999, Convention Host Chapter Chair 2010


  • Iron vs Plastic: An Engineering Perspective – Plumbing Engineer (2013)