Project Engineer

Who We Are:

Water Mission (WM) is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit

Position Summary:

This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Engineering and Innovation.  The Project Engineer is responsible primarily for applying sound engineering principals and excellent written and verbal communication skills to a variety of safe water and sanitation projects worldwide.  Travel to remote locations in developing countries is required.  Candidate needs to be prepared to travel at least six months out of the year (i.e., multiple trips during a calendar year for a total of six months).  Candidate needs to be aware that travel to a disaster response situation may be required with only 72 hours of notice.

Position Responsibilities:

·     Work in a posture of humble service to God and others

·     Commitment to the values of Love, Excellence and Integrity in all position responsibilities

·     Work in a team environment to provide technical direction and assistance to other engineers, technicians, and volunteers

·     Ability to work within cross-cultural environments and to overcome stereotypes and language barriers

·     Develop project engineering scopes and designs for safe water and sanitation projects in developing country and disaster response settings

o  Conduct field inspections and site assessments in developing countries

o  Create standard and project-specific engineering calculations, construction drawings, construction specifications, and standard operating procedures (SOP)

·     Prepare written proposals and cost estimates for water and sanitation projects

·     Manage multiple simultaneous projects

o  Maintain good communications with multiple team members across multiple countries and time zones

o  Maintain good communications with outside entities

o  Ensure work is done within an agreed upon scope, schedule, and budget across multiple projects simultaneously

·     Investigate and/or design new technologies and concepts for project implementation

·     Participate in disaster response activities as needed at headquarters, in field offices, and in unknown remote locations

·     Work with senior leadership to develop and implement annual operating plans & budgets as needed

·     Prepare and make presentations to other departments, country program office staff, strategic partners, donors, and volunteers

Qualifications Required:

·     Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – Civil, Chemical, Environmental or Mechanical (other Engineering degrees, Construction Management, Science or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience will be considered)

·     Engineering Intern Status (EIT) (PE preferred).

·     0-5 years (5-10 years preferred) of project management and/or Engineering experience

·     Advanced skills with office computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering programs such as Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, etc.

·     Excellent analytical skills

·     Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·     Excellent relationship skills

·     Foreign language skills (preferred)

·     Experience in developing county (preferred) 

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at: