The Construction Engineer will assist and support the Country Director on assigned
projects. Under direct supervision of the Country Director, the construction engineer shall perform routine daily design, budgeting, scheduling and project management activities. They must be a flexible and adaptable team-player, as well as have strong communication and client service skills. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in an interdisciplinary and diverse international company. They have to be a self-starter as it is the sole senior engineering position in a fast growing company with many responsibilities. This role is an opportunity to be a part of a promising, awarded startup in the bio-based buildings sector.
*This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-
inclusive. We are an evolving start-up and other duties may be required in addition to
changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time.
1 year full-time
3 month probation period. Option to renew beyond.
What You’ll Do
Provide engineering design for architectural systems.
Develop contracts, budgets, timelines and contract schedules for constructions.
Oversee and manage project cost, quality and schedule. Issue progress reports.
Review, forward and track submittals. Track and inspect material deliveries.
Initiate, prepare, review, track and distribute RFI’s and Change Orders.
Communicate and enforce Safety and Health Management Program.
Manage project close-out.
Who You are
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent with
at least 4-6 years of industry experience.
Proficiency in computer software like Autocad and Microsoft Office and knowledge
of Critical Path Project Scheduling.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, spoken and written English, time
management, organizational and basic accounting skills.
Ability to interpret national building codes, design guidelines and product literature,
create drawings and specifications.
Ability to function dependably and effectively as part of a team, maintain discretion
and confidentiality at all times, understand and follow directions.
Prior experience with organizations in growth mode.
Flexible and willing to work in remote areas and perform tasks outside of the current
scope to help the organization grow.
Passionate about building with biobased and natural materials like soil or managing
projects involving Stabilised Soil blocks.
A curious mindset, willing to implement, execute and support new innovations with
a goal to continuously improve engineering of biobased/soil-based structures.
Experience in executing strict policies and procedures to ensure staff are safe.