Vancouver Coastal Health

Public Health Engineer

Job ID 2023-105182
City Vancouver
Work Location
Environmental Health
Environmental Health
Work Area
Health Protection
Home Worksite
12 - Vancouver Community
Labour Agreement
Health Science Professionals
403 - HS Professional CUPE
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Community Health Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $45.52/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $56.85/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $45.52/Hr. - CAD $56.85/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Public Health Engineer with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Public Health Engineer to join the Environmental Health team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Public Health Engineer you will:

  • Be responsible for protecting the public’s health and safety through the application of Public Health Engineering practice.
  • This responsibility involves:
    • Reviewing and approving construction pursuant to the Health Act as delegated by the Medical Health Officer.
    • Acting as a Drinking Water Officer pursuant to the Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulations under the legislation.
    • Analyzing and resolving Public Health Engineering problems and related issues.
    • Providing engineering expertise, advice and guidance to the Medical Health Officers, Public Health Inspectors, other agencies and the public on matters pertaining to environmental health issues.
    • Providing professional Public Health Engineering support to identify, resolve, and prevent community environmental health problems.


Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a related field, supplemented by five (5) years’ experience in the fields of water supply, waste disposal or environmental management as related to public health, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated good working knowledge of health engineering aspects of water supply, waste disposal and swimming pools.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audiences, and demonstrated public speaking ability.
  • Knowledge of team building theory and the demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with senior management, colleagues, clients, government agency representatives and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, interpret complex technical documents including legislation, planning documents, architectural and engineered plans and laboratory reports.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable computer software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize all related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

• Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
• Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
• Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.



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