Senior Level Engineer - Kitale, Kenya

PG Kenya · Kitale, Rift Valley
Department PG Kenya
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

*Application Deadline is May 17, 2021

Who is Water Mission?

Water Mission is a rapidly growing Christian engineering nonprofit working to end the global water crisis by building safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing nations and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we have served nearly 7 million people in 57 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about What We Believe, our Statement of Faith, and our Christian Mission.

What is the opportunity?

Under the guidance of the Lead Engineer, the Senior Level Engineer directly supports Water Mission’s vision of providing safe water and an opportunity to share God’s love with all by performing technical tasks following the Kenya Country Program’s established standards and procedures. This is a full-time position that requires residency in Kitale, Kenya. The position requires frequent travel to remote locations within Kenya and occasionally outside Kenya to carry out assessments, water project construction, installation, troubleshooting, system repairs, or training. A successful Lead Engineer will:


  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, donors, volunteers, and the general public
  • Provide technical direction and assistance for technicians, contractors, and volunteers in the field
  • Provide onsite project management in support of approved projects
  • Ensure that all water systems (motorized systems and hand pumps) under Water Mission's mandate for Operations and Maintenance are functioning to serve the intended purpose
  • Ensure that all the project generators are serviced at the right time to avoid breakdown
  • Maintain regular contact with supervisors and stakeholders through timely reporting
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments as needed under the direction of the Lead Engineer and Project Manager
  • Coordinate WASH emergency responses as and when the need arises
  • Maintain regular contact with supervisors and stakeholders through timely reporting
  • Perform engineering tasks including water hydraulic design calculations, and development of plans, specifications, and structural drawings
  • Conduct engineering fieldwork and design according to the established engineering principles and standards to a high degree of excellence and dependable accuracy
  • Layout and design of water systems including source, pumping, treatment, storage and distribution
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required by the supervisor and on time
  • Perform assessments in communities, including water quality and quantity testing, survey measurements, and other aspects as may be required
  • Write proposals and apply for grants
  • Other duties as assigned


What is required?


  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – Civil, Chemical, or Mechanical required
  • 5+ years experience in project engineering and/or water/wastewater engineering.
  • Experience related to solar pumping equipment and supervising construction of water related civil structures to high standards
  • Registration with Engineering Board of Kenya
  • Practical experience in project implementation
  • Experience with community engagement and mobilization skills
  • Knowledge in the design of solar piped water systems preferred
  • Excellent office computer program skills, i.e., AutoCAD, EPANET, and MS Office
  • T2/T3 license with EPRA preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English & Swahili)
  • Excellent analytical, project planning, monitoring, and management skills
  • Ability to organize personal workload and achieve on time results
  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability and willingness to travel

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  • Location
    Kitale, Rift Valley
  • Department
    PG Kenya
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience