Sanergy Lead Civil Engineer Job in Kenya

  • Published date: June 10, 2021
  • Category: Engineering
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description


Job Title: Lead Civil Engineer

About Sanergy: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya.

We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions.

  • We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa.

  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems.

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day.

Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes.

At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals.

For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the role: We are currently seeking an experienced Lead Civil Engineer who will work on retrofitting Sanergy’s existing facilities and design future facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with various engineering disciplines to develop optimized layouts for various BSF production and processing facilities

  • Explore different technologies for structures and propose optimum designs based on cost-benefit analysis

  • Review/Develop civil engineering deliverables (layout, civil drawings, architectural drawings, calculations)

  • Perform design calculations for various engineering problems

  • Develop preliminary BQs and cost estimates for various civil scope of works

  • Explore different technologies for wastewater treatment system and propose optimum solution based on cost-benefit analysis

  • Explore different technologies for leachate management and propose optimum solution based on cost-benefit analysis

  • Review vendor/consultant drawings and provide technical feedback to ensure specifications are met

  • Provide engineering input to mechanical and process designs

  • Shortlist potential consultants/vendors and request designs for quotation

  • Lead meetings with consultants/vendors and ensure clarity across areas of responsibility

  • Responsible for the technical quality and accuracy of work developed by the civil engineering consultants

  • Prepare quality checklists, AM/PM lists, and facility operating procedures

  • Develop clear and transparent communication channels with other staff including Engineers, Project Manager, and Administration Staff.

  • Provide hands-on field expert level support during design and construction

  • Perform field inspections to ensure construction meets the design specifications


  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering and design of various industrial structures, wastewater treatment facility, and drainage systems

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of how multi-disciplinary engineering team functions

  • Demonstrated working knowledge or interest in structural designs

  • Experience in designing industrial facilities

  • Effective interpersonal skills to properly represent Sanergy in an ethical and professional manner.

  • Ability to explain technical information to technical and non-technical people.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a workstreams, set priorities, handle budgets and provide constructive feedback to junior members

  • A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team

  • A desire to understand and serve customers

  • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity and empathy

  • An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas

  • An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally

Job Location: The position is based in Nairobi with considerable movement to Kinanie, Machakos constituency and Kilifi, Kilifi County

Application Deadline: 18th June, 2021

Lead Civil Engineer Application

Interested applicants are invited to upload their applications together with samples of previous projects undertaken as one document and a detailed CV with contact details of three referees

Sanergy is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

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