Latest Jobs for Research & Development Engineer in Kenya Nov 2015 

Research & Development Engineer
Job Summary: The Research & Development Engineer will be a member of the Growth Labs Team for our client’s network. 
In partnership with the growth labs, they should apply their expertise and knowledge to the ongoing projects, finding innovative, cost-effective means to improve research, techniques, procedures, products and technologies.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Testing specified equipment for processing of fecal waste and nutrient recovery.
  • Designing, building and commissioning biogas plants, to convert waste collected from our products toilets into energy and nutrient rich organic fertilizer.
  • Designing and implementing advanced nutrient and energy recovery systems to ensure maximum value is recovered from our products toilet waste.
  • Installing, operating, monitoring, sampling, maintaining, and trouble-shooting the waste treatment facilities and equipment.
  • Developing standard operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Building partnerships with research institutions and technology developers to ensure our client is always abreast of global best practices.
  • Researching, implementing, and developing new technologies to integrate into our waste management operations.
  • Running experiments to test new technologies, improve existing technologies, and collect data in anticipation of scale-up.
  • Providing technical expertise for grant reporting, budgeting, project management and health & safety.
  • Designing compliance protocols with environmental, health, and safety standards for team members.
  • Designing and overseeing quality assurance and control protocols.
  • Recruiting and training local team of plant operators, including management team and technicians. 
Educational Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering (e.g. Mechanical, Industrial, Civil, Chemical Proficient in CAD software packages such as Solidworks, AutoCad or Pro-Engineer
Work Experience
  • Experience testing and calibrating technical equipment
  • Experience in R&D environment, setting experimental protocols, analyzing and presenting results
  • At least 5 years’ experience designing production processes and working in a production environment, preferably within the biogas sector.
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of wastewater treatment processes, industrial processing plant machinery and equipment.
  • Previous experience successfully delivering projects worth more than $150K, on time and within budget. Previous chemical/microbiology lab experience.
  • Previous experience working in waste water treatment plants, particularly nitrification and clarifier systems.
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Coaching skills
Core Competency Requirements:
  • Accountability & Responsibility – Personally invests in creating a culture of equality for all team members, customers, and others who interact with the organization.
  • Visionary & Strategic – Regularly describes a compelling image of the future to all stakeholders and coaches team members to create strategies and pursue opportunities that create lasting change in the community
  • Team Cohesiveness – Understands their level of influence so prioritizes listening to others and allowing others to share their views first. Encourages others to challenge their views
  • Process Innovation & Improvement – Leads the way on game-changing innovations for the organization. Gives resources to innovations that they’ve identified as game-changing and sees them through to successful implementation
  • Results Driven – Remains focused on achieving results, even in the face of significant obstacles, such as uncertain outcomes, strong internal or external opposition, market changes and organizational roadblocks
How to Apply
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