Throughout VA, engineers are hard at work ensuring that our facilities and equipment are in top-notch shape for Veterans receiving health care.

This month, as part of our celebration of VHA’s 75th anniversary, we’re turning the spotlight on this vital career field. With many Baby Boomers retiring, there are openings across the VA system for engineers in a variety of fields including general, biomedical, and environmental.

Endless options

Engineers at VA work alongside a mix of employees — including physicians, nurses, and researchers — to ensure health care can be delivered smoothly to our Veterans.

No matter your field of specialization, you’ll find a VA career for you. We employ general engineers throughout the country in:

  • Construction
  • Utilities
  • Building and building equipment maintenance
  • Medical equipment maintenance
  • Personal property maintenance
  • Fire and safety systems
  • Space utilization
  • Program management

Biomedical engineers manage our vast array of health care technology and equipment. To ensure equipment is safe and effective, they assess new technology, investigate incidents, and help train and educate other personnel.

Working to control and reduce environmental pollution and waste, our environmental engineers help protect the environment, our natural resources, and the employees, patients, and visitors at our hospitals.

If you’re just beginning your career, we offer paid, two-year training programs in a variety of engineering fields as well.

A rewarding career

A VA engineering career comes with unbeatable benefits and competitive pay. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of robust health insurance plans, receive a three-tier retirement package, and enjoy a generous leave plan.

We strongly believe in helping our employees achieve work-life balance, offering flexible schedules, on-site daycare in some locations, and paid parental leave.

But the biggest reward of a VA career is knowing that every time you come to work, you make a difference in the lives of people who have sacrificed so much for their country.

Work at VA

Use your engineering skills to advance patient care and ensure our facilities and equipment perform at their peak.

NOTE: Positions listed in this post were open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at

By VA Careers

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Published on Aug. 3, 2021

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