Water Engineer via ReliefWeb

IMC Worldwide

, , GB

The Role

We are seeking a Water Engineer at Senior or Principal Consultant level, to join an expanding team delivering an interesting and varied range of water and sanitation work internationally across a range of sectors.

You will provide consultancy services and project management, working in donor-funded international development markets, as well as identifying opportunities, developing proposals.

The successful applicant will be involved in work ranging from the development and application of technical skills in engineering and consultancy to international standards for infrastructure development, including:
• Water supply: municipal service provision, treatment process design, piped distribution systems, decentralised provision, non-revenue water, rural supply systems.
• Sanitation: centralised piped collection and treatment system design, decentralised service provision including faecal sludge management, rural sanitation.
• Integrated Water Resources: water shed management plans, flood risk, irrigation systems, retention and drainage infrastructure.

Main Responsibilities

• Proactively target new business opportunities and lead and contribute to high quality expressions of interest and proposals to win new business

• Use initiative to exploit business opportunities and win work for the Water sector and wider business through developing network and relationships with partners, donors & clients

• Support in the delivery of technical inputs, principally in the areas of water and sanitation, on a wide range of assignments as required

• Work collaboratively with engineers, planners and policy makers in the multi-disciplinary teams

• Manage projects and support on project tasks, under the leadership of other specialists, to ensure delivery to the high standards expected by IMC and our clients

• Work with other team members to deliver the water strategy and capability and the overall Engineering Strategy

Team Environment

You will join the Water team working to develop and deliver the technical capacity within the Engineering Business Steam strategy.

You will work closely with a strong team of four colleagues under the leadership of the Water Sub-Stream Leader and the Senior Technical Director for Engineering.

The working environment is informal and creative, but we are uncompromising on the quality of work we deliver to clients.

You will also collaborate with other IMC members of staff from other Business Steams and from the Regions when working on projects and as needed in business development.

Postgraduate degree qualification in a relevant discipline


Sound experience and technical capacity in the design and supervision of Water Sector engineering projects, ideally in international development

Previous experience of working with international funding agencies, EU, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, EBRD and/or experience of working with iNGOs in the implementation of WASH projects

Interested in experience/expertise in WASH in climate and resilience, monitoring & evaluation, utilities and service level approach

Business Development experience

Preparation and writing successful EOI’s/Bids/Proposals including technical input for multi- and bi-lateral clients, such as DFID, World Bank and EU

Overseas work experience in Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Caribbean or South Pacific

Experience of working in fragile or conflict affected states desirable

How to apply:

To apply: Please submit your CV and covering letter to [email protected] explaining clearly why you are interested in this role and working for IMC, the skills and experiences you can bring to it, and how your experience meets the person specification. Your covering letter should also include your salary expectations.