Location: North Wilkesboro, NC, United States
Job ID: 12661
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2021
A day in the life of a Project Engineer (Engineer 3 or 4)
At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and prayer. We hear from members of our staff, both from IHQ and our global offices, as well as special guest speakers who encourage us in God’s word. We then join together to pray for one another, as well as praying for staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. We get paid to start each day this way!
- Designs, orders, fabricates, and tests inter-related systems for water collection, treatment, storage, and distribution.
- Prepares technical drawings and specifications.
- Refines designs based on field performance.
- Trains others on the installation, operation, and maintenance of water systems.
- Prepares setup, operation, and maintenance documentation.
- Develops specifications for manufacturers.
- Advises on the technical design and implementation of field projects and provide assessments/reports of current efforts. Work with field staff to integrate spiritual aspects into each WASH intervention.
- Actively develops professional knowledge and skills to stay current of trends in global water, sanitation, and hygiene.
- Provides technical backstopping for WASH projects as needed.
- Supports WASH disaster relief efforts, including deploying on DARTs as directed.
- Serves on the Incident Management Team (IMT) or Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) as directed.
- Follows policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
- Maintains a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.
- Attends daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for the ministry, donors and volunteers.
- Other duties may be assigned that are not specifically identified within the content of the job description.
In the role of Project Engineer, you will support Samaritan’s Purse’s new Global Water Initiative by assisting in the design, drawing, testing, and refining our water systems. International Travel will be required.
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Qualifications & Experience
- A personal, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to continue being an active, consistent witness for Him.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or related field of study.
- 5-10+ years related experience and/or training (required).
- Professional Engineer credentials (preferred).
- Significant International experience. Demonstrated success in cross-cultural communication and ministries (preferred).
- Knowledge of foreign languages (especially Spanish and/or French) (preferred).
- Expertise in 3-D modeling software, such as Fusion360 (preferred), Solidworks, or SketchUp.
- Ability to design, build, test, and refine functioning mechanical systems.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work with a diverse team in a pressured environment.
- Proven ability to work creatively and independently. A strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
- Ability to work with cross-functional teams across the organization.
- Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions under pressure. Frequent International Travel required.
- Working knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook is required.
Job Location: North Wilkesboro, NC
Type (Full-Time/Part-Time/Associate): Full-Time
Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required) / Knowledge of Foreign Languages (especially Spanish and/or French) (preferred)
Travel Expectations: Ability to travel. This position requires frequent international travel around 25%. Maintaining required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary.
- Career with purpose!
- Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Term Life Insurance
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
- Ten paid holidays
- Twelve or more days of vacation depending on years of service
- Ten sick/personal days
- Daily staff devotions and prayer time
Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritan’s Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)