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Engineer-Project Manager (f/m/d) Water Supply / Wastewater / Storm-water Drainage / Irrigation (f/m/d)

GITEC-IGIP is looking for a experienced Civil Engineer (f/m/d) for international development projects related to water supply / wastewater / storm-water drainage / flood management / irrigation. If you are motivated to work in an international, dynamic team on projects with a purpose in the international development sector, apply to this position at our head office in Cologne, Germany.
Basic Parameters
Country / CityProject StartDurationDeadline
Germany / CologneAs soon as possiblePermanentuntil filled
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 network of companies and offices around the world has more than five decades of professional experience and more than 930 successfully implemented projects across the four continents. Our companies lead mainly publicly financed development projects. For more details, please visit our website
Our vacancy
In order to strengthen and support our Water Resources & Sanitary Engineering Department team we are looking for a committed and seasoned engineer (f/m/d), preferably with experience in donor-financed international development cooperation. The projects to work on are medium to large scale Water Supply, Wastewater, Storm-water Drainage and Irrigation schemes, covering the full project cycle with studies, design, tendering, supervision and technical assistance in operation and management of systems. In this position, you will be responsible for project implementation, technical expert input and project acquisition. You come to work within an existing multicultural team, where the German language is not a must, and will undertake assignments in current and future projects abroad.
Main Duties in this Position
As a technical expert for assignments abroad:
-Technical and financial project responsibility
-Technical Expert, (Deputy) Team leader or team member
-Fulfilment of technical tasks according to project specifications or terms of reference
-Responsible for report writing and coordination of report writing
-Coordination with project partners, clients, development banks and local stakeholders
-Responsibility for correct and timely invoicing of project costs
-Contact with clients (ministries / development banks etc.) and partners and coordination of project approaches at an early stage
-Participation in the preparation of pre-qualifications / expressions of interest and independent follow-up, including liaison with potential national partner companies and potential expert candidates for international and national assignments
-Responsibility for the preparation, processing and / or coordination of technical and financial proposals with partner companies and internal service departments, including staff organization
Project implementation:
-Coordination, monitoring and evaluation of activities within the project team
-Quality assurance and control at the GIC office and, if required, on site (technical backstopping and control missions)
-Proactive coordination of project progress and milestones with clients and project partners
-Control of schedules (assistance in meeting deadlines) during reporting and editing of reports
-Monitoring of compliance with invoicing deadlines
-Financial follow-up of the projects in coordination with the Controlling department
-Preparation of project agenda and new contracts
Required expertise / profile
-Full academic qualification (MSc. or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Process Engineering or similar
-At least 5 years of proven work experience in international development projects, with a focus on water related topics (water supply, wastewater, storm water, drainage, irrigation, etc.)
-Fluent language skills (oral and written) in English and/or French and/or Spanish
-Distinct communication skills as well as report writing skills
-Ability to work effectively in teams with a “hands-on” mentality
-Mobility (also on short-notice) and willingness to work on project assignments abroad
-Ability to work under time pressure
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 (option of working from home)

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.: WSEPM_2024-03

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