Drinking Water/Wastewater Engineer

Company: Ministry of Health
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Ministry of Health
Victoria
Drinking Water/Wastewater Engineer
$65,367.78–$85,366.28 annually plus 6% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment

The Population and Public Health Division at the BC Ministry of Health focuses on improving people's overall health and well-being by promoting health; preventing disease, disability, and injury; protecting people from harm; and ensuring particular focus on key groups including Aboriginal peoples, women, and children.

The Health Protection Branch safeguards the population from potential health threats by developing legislation and policy for the prevention and reduction of risk of harms from pathogens and contaminants in food, soil, air, and water, environmental contamination, and global change. The Branch assesses public health risks and develops policy and strategies to minimize those risks.

The Water/Wastewater Engineer is a water treatment expert that provides technical advice and develops guidelines, standards, and policy to support provisions under the Drinking Water Protection Act and the Public Health Act. As a subject matter expert, the Water/Wastewater Treatment Engineer will apply principles of science and engineering to address the delivery of safe drinking water, the standard practice of onsite sewage management, and the design and operation of swimming pools for public health protection. This position develops advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Ministry of Health, other Ministries, Health Authorities, local government, public agencies, industry groups, and the general public on public health risk management strategies.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Master’s degree in engineering, geoscience, hydrology or hydrogeology and three (3) years related work experience with specialized training in water and wastewater treatment, policy development, and health risk assessment and management; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, geoscience, hydrology or hydrogeology and five (5) years related work experience with specialized training in water and wastewater treatment, policy development, and health risk assessment and management; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, work and experience may be considered; and
  • Must be registered or immediately* eligible for registration as a fully licensed professional engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
    *Immediately eligible means you a fully licensed registered professional engineer, member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction that can be immediately transfer to Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Minimum one year of experience in:

Developing policy solutions, guidelines or standards for water or wastewater treatment and enhancing programs to meet long-term goals and objectives for public health protection, preferably in a regulatory setting; and one or more of the following:

  • Conducting design or assessment of drinking water or wastewater management systems, preferably in British Columbia;
  • Supervising technical or auxiliary staff or contractors, managing budgets, leading interdisciplinary projects, and writing technical reports; and
  • Applying or developing human health risk assessment techniques and approaches to risk management principles and actions.

For more information and to apply online by February 27, 2020, please go to: bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/67311