Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you wish to be part of an organization with the mission of building shelters for displaced people all over the world? Are you a Design Engineer who wants to work with a small but determined and energetic team? On behalf of our client Better Shelter, we are now looking for an experienced and self-motivated Design Engineer. If this is you, read more and apply today!
About Better Shelter
Better Shelter is a humanitarian nonprofit organization that specializes in developing, producing, distributing, and supporting shelter solutions that can be used as temporary shelters in humanitarian responses due to wars and natural disasters. Better Shelter has delivered 77,000 shelters to 78 countries and improved the living conditions of more than 350,000 people. In the coming years, Better Shelter plans to develop a new product offering of sustainable shelters that can adapt to climate, culture, and context, be safe and dignified while temporary, and minimize the environmental footprint. Learn more about Better Shelter here: www.bettershelter.org
About the role
As a part of the product team, reporting to the Head of Product, you will be developing new products and parts for Better Shelter’s product portfolio, working with internal and external architects, engineers, and suppliers to create concepts that align with the company’s product strategy, and implementing sustainability measures to reduce the product’s overall CO2 emissions. While developing a new product line, you will also be preparing technical documentation, developing prototypes, evaluating concepts, managing CAD systems as well as creating BOMs and follow the cost of parts. You will also be expected to travel to sometimes exposed or dangerous areas. Better Shelter has a security policy in place as well as additional insurance and you may be offered external training (Hostile Environment Awareness Training).
Qualifications and experience
- Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, design & product development, or similar
- Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience consisting of product development of physical products, construction of parts and in different production techniques (stamping, injection molding, extrusion, sheet metal, etc.)
- Experience in CAD (solid works or similar), Adobe Creative Suite, PDM systems and MS Office
- Fluent in both written and spoken English.
We value your personality and skills as a problem-solver and team player. We expect you to be motivated and committed to the company’s goals and be able to contribute productively. We also expect you to be hands-on and good at building/constructing prototypes. You should be familiar with Better Shelter’s vision and mission and share your support for humanitarian principles.
About the employment
You will be employed directly by Better Shelter, and the job is full-time (100%). You will be covered by a collective agreement that includes provisions such as 30 days of vacation and additional health insurance. The position is on-site, and you will be offered flexible working hours and international travel, sometimes to exposed areas. The starting date is as soon as possible, according to an agreement.
Interested in this role?
We will interview on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application with your CV as soon as possible. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com. Please, do not send your application through e-mail.