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Health Care Facilities Architectural Engineer

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

About Massachusetts Department of Public Health

BHCSQ promotes, preserves, and protects the health of all people in the Commonwealth by ensuring an optimal health care delivery system that provides safe, effective, high-quality care. New construction, conversions, additions, and alterations for a proposed facility or in an existing licensed facility shall not take place until the plans for the proposed project have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH)

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About This Position

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently seeking a qualified and experienced individual dedicated to public health, quality of life and safety for the role of Health Care Facilities Architectural Engineer. Ideal candidate is a team player who will be responsible for analyzing project plans in accordance with compliance and architectural/engineering standards while ensuring project performance, construction design, engineering support and plans coordination for various health care facilities throughout the Commonwealth.


Role is a hybrid position. Office days can be in the department’s Marlborough or Boston office.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • 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.