Wildlife Conservation Society Roving Senior Civil Engineer Jobs in Rwanda

Wildlife Conservation Society Roving Senior Civil Engineer Jobs in Rwanda

Job Summary

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Africa & Gulf of Guinea program is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Roving Senior Civil Engineer to support our construction projects across the region of Central Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. We are seeking a highly qualified civil engineer, a professional with experience in the design and implementation of construction infrastructures in savannah and forest contexts.

The candidate must have experience in conservation, be organized and have excellent communication skills. He/she must demonstrate the capacity to work in a multi-contextual environment. The Roving senior civil engineer will join a dynamic regional team and report to the Central Africa Regional Operations Manager.


  • Prepare and keep up to date a catalogue of WCS standards for infrastructure.

  • Work together with site infrastructure managers to ensure the infrastructure designs meet WCS standards as well as donors' and host country's standards and integrate conservation requirements.

  • Prepare and deploy toolkits for construction projects' quality control and construction project monitoring across the region.

  • Prepare and deploy toolkits for construction bidding as assessment across the region and review tender packages whenever needed.

  • Take an active leadership role in the design and construction of high-level projects upon request. This includes moving to sites for days or weeks.

  • Participate in the recruitment, induction and training of site infrastructure managers and engineers.

  • Facilitate sharing of experience and successful models across the region.

  • Fill in gaps for site infrastructure managers during their absence (leave or vacancies).

  • Be the focal point for the region’s green
    energy strategy.

  • Develop construction safety and security standards and ensure they are included in project designs and implementation.

  • Carry out infrastructure assessments and audits either during the construction process or after completion and propose corrective measures if applicable.

  • Identify required working tools (software, licenses, and hardware) for the site engineers and follow up on the purchasing with the purchasing team.

  • Conduct any other duties as requested.

    Qualifications and requirements

  • Be a registered civil engineer.

  • At least 8+ years of experience in the field of architecture and/or construction, including in a complex logistics environment in rural Africa.

  • Experience in developing infrastructures for conservation and related field

  • Excellent knowledge of construction standards

  • Knowledge of architectural design

  • Knowledge of green energy

  • Experience working with and managing other engineers.

  • Excellent knowledge of minimum 2 construction design software

  • Good knowledge of Excel

  • Successful training skills and experience

  • Ability to work in a multicultural context and in a remote field site with basic amenities.

  • Fluency in French and English. Kiswahili is a plus.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Wildlife Conservation Society Roving Senior Civil Engineer Jobs in Rwanda

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