State of Massachusetts Health Care Facilities Architectural Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality are seeking experienced applicants for the role ofHealth Care Facilities Architectural Engineer. Our ideal candidate is a team player who will be responsible for analyzing project plans in accordance with all compliance andarchitectural/engineeringstandards while ensuring project performance, construction design, engineering support and plans coordination for various health care facilities throughout the Commonwealth.

*Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):*

  • Reviews, analyzes, and approves architectural and engineering plans in order to ensure that health care facilities are designed in accordance with applicable construction standards.

  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard architectural engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgement and best practices.

  • Prepares and communicates appropriate correspondence to architects, engineers, designers, and health care providers to address any code-related deficiencies noted during plan reviews.

  • Responds to staff/applicant inquiries regarding the status of all projects under review.

  • Provides technical engineering expertise and consultation to staff, responding to specific licensure/certification questions and concerns during the plan review process.

  • Processes all necessary forms and data entries in order to record project timelines and metrics.

  • Conducts site visits of new long term care facilities for initial licensure to ensure compliance with the approved plans.

  • Reviews all documentation associated with physical plant waiver requests and make appropriate recommendations to other departmental staff.

  • Generates reports, metrics, or other documentation necessary, while informing departmental staff.

  • Performs other related duties such as facilitating meetings, providing recommendations, and maintaining records.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from a four (4) year accredited Engineering program with emphasis on architectural engineering.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and architectural design, and application of general engineering concepts.

  • Critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Aptitude with technology and general/technical report writing practices.

  • General understanding of interior construction including architectural elements, lighting, electrical, HVAC, concepts of structural design and use of appropriate building codes.

  • Capacity to multitask and manage several projects at one time.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues and external constituents.

  • Strong written, verbal and graphic communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and Access as well as Adobe Acrobat Pro.

  • Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information.

_Agency Mission:_*

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.

We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

_Total Compensation:_



As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_Pre-Offer Process:_

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials of which (B) at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineering* or civil engineering technology* may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in civil engineering* or civil engineering technology, may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

III. A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineering* may be substituted for the required experience.

**NOTE: The terms civil engineering and civil engineering technology include related engineering disciplines such as construction, survey, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, soils, sanitary, environmental, drafting, highway, architectural, mining, airport and materials.

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Engineering

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Health Care Facilities Architectural Engineer

Location: Massachusetts-Boston - Chauncy St.

Requisition ID: 180000CX