WORK FOR AN AWARD-WINNING NON-PROFIT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
POSITION OPENING: Engineering Program Associate
Industry: Non-profit/International Development
Job Location: International (Travel between programs in Latin America, Caribbean, and South/Southeast Asia)
Start Date: Immediate
Term: Full time, at-will employment
Salary: Competitive with health and emergency evacuation insurance
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2004, Build Change is a non?profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs disaster-resistant houses and schools, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs.
For more information about Build Change and its programs in Haiti, Colombia, Guatemala, Philippines, Indonesia and Nepal, visit www.buildchange.org.
YOUR NEW OPPORTUNITY
As Engineering Program Associate, you will be a key supplement to the Build Change Engineering Program by providing expertise, mentorship and quality assurance to programs and projects globally. You will be able to work directly with the engineering teams which are composed of national and international staff, travel to program offices and new project locations, and apply your experience and knowledge in structural engineering to new contexts and systems which may not already have well-established standards. You will be able to support multiple facets of Build Change’s work: mitigation and reduction of risk from the next disaster through optimizing solutions for proactive retrofitting of housing and schools at scale; ensuring communities are empowered to reconstruct to disaster-resistant standards through developing and teaching cost-effective, locally appropriate, and clear guidelines for design and construction of houses and schools; and helping to make solutions permanent and sustainable by working with local professionals and governments to institutionalize them.
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, you will provide punctual engineering expertise and support to projects, typically while working on location. (While working on location in a country program, you will also report to the local program director and be required to adhere to local safety and security policies and procedures.) You may occasionally serve as temporary senior engineering staff to programs. You may also provide engineering services to projects falling outside of existing country programs when they arise. You will help improve Engineering Program knowledge and resource development and sharing across country programs.
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
Please visit http://www.buildchange.org/about/careers and click on the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.
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