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Environmental Engineer

Date Posted:  Jul 27, 2022
Requisition ID:  371343

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):

The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.



This position traditionally starts at $51,194 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

This role conducts plan reviews and related work to obtain compliance with applicable laws, rules, and standards in conformance with the mission and vision of the Indiana Department of Health, to protect public health in the construction and operation of hospitals, ambulatory outpatient surgery centers and long term care facilities.   Emphasis is on safety, sanitation, water supply, sewage disposal, and licensing requirements.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Plan Review - Reviews plans and specifications for hospital and outpatient surgery centers, long term care facilities, DCS child caring institutions and group homes, and DMHA private mental health institutions including  facility layout, their water supply and sewage disposal systems, to assure compliance with agency rules (AIA guideline, Life safety codes.. etc), license requirements, and design  standards.
  • Construction Inspection - When necessary, inspects facilities during or after construction to assure conformance with the approved design documents
  • Site Surveys - When necessary, investigates sites proposed for construction of  facilities to assure that soil characteristics, drainage, access, and location are suitable for construction of the facility, its intended use, and its water supply and sewage disposal systems.
  • Technical Assistance - Provides training and technical assistance to facility owners, operators, consultants, contractors, inhouse staff, public and other state and local agencies on proper planning, construction, and operation of facilities, and on improving safety and sanitary equipment and methods.
  • Enforcement - Assures that facilities comply with safety and sanitary requirements by conducting inspections, advising enforcement staff on technical issues, preparing or reviewing enforcement documents; attending hearings, prehearing conferences, and preparatory meetings; and by testifying as an expert witness at hearings or in court.
  • Customer Service – Provides prompt responses back to the general public, consultants, contractors and the regulated community.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a current Indiana Professional Engineer or  Architect license.
  • Is committed to the public health mission of the agency and Commission of protecting the health, safety, rights, and privacy of patients, clients and residents of entities being surveyed.
  • Is required to have specialized knowledge of building and construction principles, occupancy types, building codes, and design standards.
  • Is required to have specialized knowledge of operation of types of facilities being reviewed.
  • Must have a working knowledge of inspection and investigative procedures and the ability to conduct inspections, site surveys, interviews, and investigations and to prepare reports by documenting findings.
  • Must have practical knowledge of appropriate state and federal laws, rules and regulations for plan and site approvals for the types of entities being reviewed.
  • Must have practical knowledge of and the ability to review and analyze submitted records and documents for compliance with rules/regulations.
  • Must have ability to observe and recognize potential adverse health and safety conditions or rule/regulation violations.
  • Must have ability to communicate verbally and in writing with individuals and in group situations.
  • Must have working knowledge of computers and software, especially design review software (Revit® Autodesk Design Review preferred) word processing and electronic mail.
  • Must have ability to manage time, work independently, and complete tasks without constant supervision.
  • Must have ability to be flexible and maintain composure under stressful situations
  • Must have understanding of and ability to work as a member of a team. 
  • Must have ability to deal with difficult situations and individuals to promote open communication.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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