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Project Manager (Engineer/Architect) (f/m/d), Health and Social Infrastructure Department, Cologne, Germany

GITEC-IGIP GmbH is looking for a multi-lingual Project Manager (Architect/Civil Engineer (f/m/d)) with at least 5 years of professional experience. If you are motivated to work in an international, dynamic team on projects with purpose in the international development sector, apply to this position based in Cologne, Germany with site visits to project countries.

About the company

GITEC-IGIP GmbH is a leading consulting company for development cooperation projects headquartered in Germany’s fourth-largest city Cologne. GITEC-IGIP’s multi-cultural team and global network of companies and offices around the world has more than five decades of professional experience across four continents. Our companies lead mainly publicly financed development projects. For more details, please visit our website

Our vacancy

Our Health and Social Infrastructure (HSI) Department manages diverse international projects for example in rural development, hospital rehabilitation and construction, and vocational training/university campus development.

Our services span the full project cycle, from acquisition, feasibility studies and design to procurement and tendering, construction supervision, operation and maintenance, technical assistance and capacity building to project monitoring and evaluation.  In order to provide these services we work within supportive, experienced and cross-disciplinary teams of specialized professionals.

In order to complement and strengthen the team at our headquarters we are hiring to fill a permanent full-time civil engineer position. As a member of the HSI team you will have exposure to a variety of projects of varied scale & complexity, backstopping from our offices in Cologne with opportunity to travel to the project sites around the world to work with the expert teams on the ground and see the project progress firsthand.

Main Duties in this Position

In this position, you will be responsible for technical expert input, project acquisition and technical and organisational coordination, including result monitoring.  You will also be involved in guidance and training of local or international staff.

This will include:

  • Regular contact with national and international stakeholders
  • Liaison with potential partner companies
  • Contact with expert staff regarding international and national assignments 
  • Participation in the preparation of various phases of proposals for publicly funded projects
  • Reporting, quality assurance, monitoring
  • Coordination with GITEC-IGIP departments both in Cologne and abroad 

Educational background

B.Sc. (or higher) in Architecture or Engineering 

Required expertise / profile

  • Full fluency in English. German language skills are an asset.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience
  • Experience in (technical and financial) management of international projects
  • Very good communication and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of the development cooperation sector and publicly funded project landscape is an asset (eg. KfW, EU, GIZ, Worldbank etc).
  • Willingness to work on a permanent basis preferably in Cologne/Germany 

Our offer

  • Interesting and challenging position in an international working environment
  • The opportunity to gain in-depth International Project Management experience in meaningful projects of varied scale and complexity
  • The chance to work in open-minded, dynamic, and multi-cultural teams both in Germany and abroad
  • Position with excellent (professional) development possibilities
  • Remuneration package with 13 monthly salaries per year as well as extra remuneration for international assignments
  • Flexible working hours

If you are interested

We look forward to receiving your application documents including a motivational statement with information on earliest start / notice period and gross salary expectations, up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of professional degree(s) and work certificates.

Please submit your application documents (in English) through the online application form on our website stating the Job ref. no.: Cologne_HSI-PM_2024_06

 Please note that we can only consider candidates who meet the required criteria and have a valid residence and work permit for Germany / European Union.

Apply online

We would be glad to receive your candidacy.

Please send us:
  • Your most recent English CV (KfW, GIZ or EU format) including full contact details, fee expectations and details on availability
  • Copies of relevant diplomas
  • Employee certificates

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