We’re looking for a proactive and strategically minded engineering professional to join our team and head up our strategic focus on globally responsible engineering.

Engineers Without Borders UK leads a movement inspiring, enabling and influencing the future of engineering to ensure a better world for everyone. Our work embeds social and environmental responsibility into engineering mindsets and knowhow and supports the development of better technologies, systems and infrastructure to achieve more equal access to transformative, globally responsible engineering around the world.

We have recently realigned our operations to deliver our strategy ‘Engineering Change’. Our team is now centred around the three core functions of ‘Engineering’, ‘Engagement’ and ‘Operations’ with a key focus on ensuring that Engineering and Engagement work closely together to jointly progress our mission – leading a movement focused on globally responsible engineering.

We are now looking for a proactive and strategically minded engineering professional to join our team and head up our strategic focus on globally responsible engineering. This role is ideal for someone with a strong passion and expertise in engineering, engineering ethics, sustainability/development/resilience, and with insight into the engineering sector. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of strategic leadership, leading teams, developing  new business / projects and programmes, and, someone who is looking to support an organisation to achieve its strategy through this.

As our Head of Engineering, your primary responsibility will be to oversee and grow a portfolio of work focused on developing and promoting globally responsible engineering. This will involve:

  • Delivering our thought leadership through researching and developing the concept of globally responsible engineering
  • Supporting innovation partners to develop new technologies/infrastructure/engineering approaches around the world
  • Developing and overseeing projects and programmes embedding global responsibility into engineering education and engineering practice

In your first year, a significant focus will be on the development of new programmes and projects to achieve these objectives building on our past successes. To find out more about the role please download the full role description and person specification.

To apply please send a CV (two pages maximum) and a covering letter (up to two pages) to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Please outline clearly in your covering letter:

  • Your reasons for wanting to work with us and promoting global responsibility into engineering
  • How you meet the role description and person specification
  • Where you saw the job advertised

This is a rolling recruitment process, we will review applications on a regular basis and contact potential candidates on a first come first served system. We aim to close this application opportunity by 17 March 2019 but may do so earlier if a successful candidate is found.

We receive high volumes of applications for all roles so, to keep administrative costs to a minimum, we will only contact short listed candidates.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held at our office in central London. Unfortunately, it is not our policy to reimburse expenses for attending interviews at Engineers Without Borders UK.

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Head of Engineering: Role Description and Person Specification