Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a dynamic non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects while creating transformative experiences that enrich global perspectives and create responsible leaders. Established in 2002, EWB-USA has over 16,000 members engaged in 600 projects around the world. Through these partnerships, EWB-USA helps communities meet their basic needs such as clean water, sanitation, and renewable energy.
This position is in the Denver, Colorado office working with the Community Engineering Corps team.
Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) is a partnership program of Engineers Without Borders USA, American Society of Civil Engineers and American Water Works Association. Since 2014, CECorps has paired volunteer technical professionals and students with underserved communities across the US and its territories to help advance local infrastructure solutions. The CECorps Program Engineer is part of a team of qualified staff dispersed across the partner organizations. The Program Engineer is employed by EWB-USA and is responsible for the overall support of engineering work of the CECorps program as it relates to EWB-USA and program overlaps with ASCE and AWWA. This position assists with both the long-term development of the program and management of daily operations.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Believes in the power of engineering to change the world– this is someone who has a passion to make a difference, whether through work, volunteer, or personal experience, and has seen how engineering can make a meaningful difference in solving the world's challenges.
Is a team- and impact-oriented leader– thrives in a collaborative environment, is an excellent communicator, and knows how to drive the impact of the CECorps program through a community of changemakers.
Has a high level of persistence and creative thinking– always keeps the goal in sight and just keeps going, despite roadblocks. Is flexible and creative, able to adjust course when facing obstacles, and simplify or refine processes in order to effectively see projects through to completion.
Is a builder – sees potential, has an eye for detail, and recognizes areas for growth.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with the Program Director to develop, support, and implement strategies (programmatic and financial) to advance CECorps; coordinate efforts with staff at partner organizations
Manage, train, and coordinate CECorps project teams as they carry out their work in underserved communities
Provide technical support to CECorps communities and project teams to ensure quality engineering deliverables
Develop and deliver education and training to CECorps volunteers
Interact and communicate effectively with a broad range of program and project stakeholders
Collaborate with EWB-USA department staff and partner organization staff to evaluate, update, and develop program policies
Advocate EWB-USA’s community-driven development approach with various stakeholders including other staff, members, donors, and partners.
Conduct outreach to potential communities and volunteers through in-person meetings, webinars, and phone calls
Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Current Professional Engineer (PE) registration (or ability to obtain license within one year)
Minimum of five (5) years infrastructure related experience (civil, structures, energy, and agriculture will be given preference)
Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting underserved communities in the US
Project management experience
Proficient in MS Office Suite and Google Suite
Experience developing and implementing technical programs
Experience working with volunteers and/or committees
Knowledge/experience with social media, Salesforce, and other cloud apps preferred
Skills and Expectations:
Ability to quickly develop a wide breadth and depth of organization and program knowledge
Ability to effectively manage time and projects
Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work collaboratively with staff and external stakeholders
Outstanding editing, written, and oral communication skills
Ability to travel domestically (approximately 25%)
Occasional evening and weekend hours
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a mid-level position; compensation is dependent on qualifications and is paired with a comprehensive benefits package.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (required) through HireHive explaining your ability and desire to fulfill this position.