Project Engineer for Tanzania MUM at Tetra Tech December 2023, The USAID-funded Maji na Usafi wa Mazingira (MUM) project in Tanzania, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech), is currently accepting expressions of interest for a Project Engineer. This position will be located in the office in Sumbawanga. In collaboration with OPI specialist, supports RUWASA’s institutional, operational, administrative, and management capacity. Supports capacity development efforts to implement innovative operations and maintenance models, such as PPPs, to professionalize rural and urban water service delivery.
Project Engineer for Tanzania MUM at Tetra Tech
Position Description/Summary: The Project Engineer will be an integral part of a multi-person component team of a USAID funded development activity to increase access to sustainable water services managed by the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) and urban water supply and sanitation authorities (WSSAs). The Project Engineer will work under the Lead Engineer to support RUWASA and WSSAs to implement water supply and sanitation projects and be responsible for design and construction management for infrastructures procured by USAID. The position supports strengthening of O&M practices and capacity building. The position is responsible for all infrastructure design and construction management and QA/QC, and related institutional capacity building, and will be based in Sumbawanga town with travel to activity districts in Rukwa, Njombe, Iringa, and Morogoro regions support to other MUM activities on needs bases.
Provide Support to RUWASA and WSSAs during design, construction and management of targeted rural/urban water supply and sanitation infrastructures in collaboration with Lead Engineer supports capacity development efforts to implement innovative operations and maintenance models, such as PPPs, to professionalize rural and urban water service delivery. In collaboration with OPI specialist support RUWASA to conduct a routine and special performance assessment of CBWSOs and WSSAs to establish the capacity to deliver quality and sustainable services within the policy and legal requirements in collaboration with OPI specialist support CBWSOs and WSSAs under MUM activity to improve their billing and revenue collection efficiencies and ensure sustainability of gained services in the former WARIDI districts.
Support RUWASA and WSSAs engineers to monitor environmental issues to ensure MUM follows the MUM Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (EMMP), and best practices on environmental health and safety. Support RUWASA and WSSAs engineers to monitor water quality compliance as per MUM Water Quality Assurance Plan (WQAP) to meet the water quality monitoring conditions of water supply projects Support MUM sub-contractors under Sanitation/ Hygiene component in assessing respective town councils’ sanitation/hygiene status, guide on technical reporting and provide guidance on propositions of financially viable wastewater treatment technologies. Support design for Faecal Sludge Management (FSM)/wastewater treatment facilities and supervise assigned contractors to achieve QC/QA and best value for money. Identify and link MUM with like-minded partners who can offer technical support towards designing and constructing of appropriate wastewater treatment facilities that respond to CWIS technological recommendation.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, water resources management, engineering, or similar. 3 years’ experience in relevant field. Registered professional engineer. Fluency in written and spoken English. Experience working in the water sector, especially in rural and urban water supply and sanitation in Tanzania. Experience directly involved in or supporting implementation of water and sanitation delivery infrastructures, including hydraulic design, development of tender documents (plans, bills of quantities, and technical specifications), and construction management within the Tanzanian WASH sectors. Experience in contract management and overseeing contractors on-site. Conversant in using various water supply design software and systems such as Excel, EPANET, AutoCAD, QGIS. Ability to work with multidisciplinary actors and staff while working for MUM.