Location: Manila, Philippines
Start Date: January/February 2019
Term: At-will employment, but a minimum two-year commitment is expected
Salary: Competitive, with health, emergency evacuation insurance, housing and food allowance
Founded in 2004, Build Change is a non?profit social enterprise whose goal is to save lives in earthquakes and windstorms. 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.
Build Change began working in the Philippines in 2013, providing technical assistance and training for post-disaster housing and school construction programs. Our core operations now focus on pre-disaster programming to mitigate the risk of typhoons and earthquakes. Current programs include a retrofit program for non-engineered residential houses in partnership with the local government and private sector financiers, a technical mentorship program to support the construction of safer schools, and technical consultancy to help organizations improve the disaster-resistance of socialized housing.
As an organization, Build Change is looking to impact 10 million people over the next 10 years. To achieve this audacious goal, we will scale simple technical solutions that allow low-income families to improve their houses with the financing they have available. We are looking for engineers that are passionate about Build Change’s mission and will own and lead the technical strategy to achieve it.
For the position of Lead Engineer, Build Change is seeking an exceptionally competent structural engineer with experience designing and providing structural observation to earthquake- and typhoon-resistant buildings in locations with developed and enforced building codes and standards. The successful candidate will have a flexible mindset in applying engineering principles to non-engineered buildings.
The Lead Engineer must have proven project management experience; she/he will contribute to the conception and execution of projects, manage a team of technical staff, and represent Build Change with partners and clients. The Lead Engineer collaborates with engineering staff in other country programs as well as colleagues from the technology innovations and education (training) departments. This position reports to the Philippines Country Director and receives technical direction from the global Director of Engineering.
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Go to https://www.buildchange.org/about/careers/ and click on the link for this position. Women and citizens of the Philippines are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.