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  • WASH Process Engineer at Sanivation

  • Posted on: 25 July, 2019 Deadline: 30 July, 2019
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  • Sanivation is a social enterprise dedicated timproving overall health, dignity, and the environment by transforming human waste intan eco-friendly fuel. We have three factories and are rapidly expanding our work.

    WASH Process Engineer


    Quick Summary

    Currently recruiting for a dynamic individual to join as a key member of our Projects team. S/He will have an opportunity for hands-on technical work as well as management and strategy roles. And you’ll be joining a passionate team changing the face of sanitation in East Africa.

    Looking for a WASH Engineer whwants tbring sustainable, safe sanitation to tens of thousands of people. This is an opportunity for personal impact and to help shape a new and growing department.

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis and evaluated as they come in. We will recruit until role is filled, and we’re looking for starting ASAP.

    Role Overview

    • This role will report to the Director of Projects and collaborate with people across the business including Product Development and Operations teams.
    • The role will develop inthaving management responsibility of fellows and a local team.
    • The role will manage projects across the Infrastructure Lifecycle on feasibility, design, commissioning, and operation.
    • It will require immense creativity while grounding ideas in experience and data, and a passion for figuring things out the hard way.


    • University degree in engineering
    • Work experience as an engineer in water, wastewater, sanitation or similar engineering field.
    • Experience working in a developing country. East Africa preferred.
    • Willing tlive in Kenya full time, strong preference for 2 year commitment
    • Leading projects and managing teams
    • Experience at various stages of the project lifecycle i.e. feasibility, design, construction, commissioning, operation and asset management
    • Comfort working with a diverse, energetic team with changing priorities and tight deadlines

    Desirable experience

    • Working with a large, multinational organization
    • Experience in fecal sludge management strongly preferred
    • Experience in manufacturing
    • Professionally certified engineer
    • Experience checking and/or approving documents
    • Training in Health and Safety
    • Able to speak Swahili or eagerness tlearn


    • Excellent cross-cultural communication
    • Open-minded, inquisitive and critical approach tsanitation services
    • Ability tfocus on the details while still pushing towards high-level goals
    • Comfortable with ambiguity, risk and change; we are a startup building something completely new, sthe road will be bumpy and exciting!
    • Confidence tchallenge assumptions and behavior – tsay the unpopular thing, raise opposing viewpoints and questions decisions made from above
    • Passionate about social causes and a sense of humor

    Key Responsibilities

    • Company growth
    • Key member of design team for expansion treatment plants
    • Advising on expansion strategy from a technology and systems perspective
    • Collaborating on innovative new products with Product Development team
    • Process commissioning
    • Leading commissioning procedures including: data collection, SOP creation, H&S, troubleshooting
    • Testing new machinery and equipment before passing it to Operations
    • Operational improvement
    • Leading data collection and management tinform future designs and improve current processes
    • Establishing maintenance procedures
    • Improving company-wide engineering standards
    • Applying external perspective and experience tall work at Sanivation
    • Recommending and implementing best practices from previous experience across design, construction, H&S and company culture.
    • Supporting professional development of engineers at Sanivation

    Method of Application

    Applications will continue on a rolling basis until the role is filled. We’re looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible. Please send all applications to Talent@Sanivation.com with the subject: WASH Process Engineer.

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