Global WASH Engineer

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Category:
Engineering
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:

Job Description

Position Overview

The Global WASH Engineer is responsible for identifying and driving technical innovation for Lifewater’s water and sanitation infrastructure solutions. The incumbent will manage innovation projects from inception to completion, with focus on comprehensive research and excellent data-driven analysis.

The Global WASH Engineer’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Create standards and guidelines for gravity-fed and motorized water supply projects planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance
  • Conduct or coordinate the reviewing designs, technical drawings, and specifications, including structural analysis, electromechanical data, Bill of Quantities, and cost estimation for gravity-fed and motorized water supply projects
  • Provide technical direction or support to installation teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning, or performance monitoring
  • Work with Senior WASH Engineering Advisors to support field teams
  • Support water and sanitation infrastructure quality improvement and engineering capacity building
  • Mentor in-country engineers to embed motorized systems into existing WASH engineering systems and standards

Location: Either the office in Addis Ababa, ET or remotely from Uganda or Tanzania

Team: Programs

Reports to: Director of Engineering and Sustainability

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Adherence to Lifewater’s statement of faith
  • Passion for Lifewater’s mission of serving vulnerable communities and children
  • Advanced degree in either electrical, electromechanical, Solar Energy, Civil, Water Supply Systems Engineering or a similar degree
  • Proven experience with solar power water system design, construction, and management
  • Strong knowledge of engineering hydraulic and water quality modeling software packages, such as WaterCAD, Epanet, WaterGEMS;
  • Strong knowledge of structural analysis software such as AutoCAD/ROBOT, SAP, or ETABS
  • Experience using project management software such as Primavera or MS Project
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of solar pump system sizing tools, such as Lorent or Grundfos; and knowledge of electromechanical works
  • Strong knowledge of mapping tools, such as ArcGIS and Google My Map
  • 7+ years of motorized water supply project design and management experience
  • Excellent report writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • The ability to travel frequently to each program country in East Africa
  • No sponsorship will be provided

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering experience with an international organization
  • Previous work experience with a non-profit organization

Physical Qualifications

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times

How to Apply

Lifewater International invites candidates who fulfill the following requirements for  Global WSH Engineer  position. Applicants are required to submit CVs, copies of credentials and application letter through  [email protected]  within 10 consecutive days of this announcement.

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