Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Water Facility Performance Engineer

Job Description and Requirements

The Increasing Energy Efficiency in Water Sector (IEE)  Project” in Jordan is seeking a Water Facility Performance Engineer” - on full-time base employment.

Interested candidates are kindly requested to an application/motivation letter in English language and CVs – application/motivation letters are Mandatory

The project “Increasing Energy Efficiency in Water Sector” is looking for a technical engineer with profound experience in the Jordanian water sector to join the team as facility performance engineer to support the project team with field implementation of the project. The field engineer will accompany the efforts to install an energy management system and implement energy efficiency measures in selected facilities country wide.

A. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Formal Education:

  • BSc University Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Professional Experience:

  • At least 7 years of technical professional experience, preferably in water facilities;
  • Excellent technical knowledge of water systems and facility planning;
  • Proven technical understanding of water pumps and other components of water facilities;
  • Proven experience in water facility management;
  • Proven track-record of operation and maintenance of water utilities;
  • Profound experience in performance improvement of water utilities (incl. SCADA systems);
  • Experience in supporting project steering, evaluation and monitoring, reporting and communication;
  • Experience in strategy development, stakeholder involvement;  
  • Proven track-record in capacity building and provision of on-the-job training;
  • Work experience in and/or with government institutions, particularly in the Jordanian water sector is of advantage;
  • Work experience in development cooperation is desirable, working experience in or with GIZ or other donor organisations is of advantage.

Other Knowledge, additional competencies:

  • Excellent communication and cooperation skills;  
  • Eye for details and capability of monitoring lists;
  • Outgoing, constructive, positive attitude;  
  • Dedication/commitment, reliable with ability to perform well under pressure;
  • Good working knowledge of IT technologies (related software, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office);
  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English, both spoken and written;
  • Possession of a driving licence and willingness to commute between different facilities;
  • Flexibility, team player spirit, amicable and excellent communication skills are essential.


BMajor Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  1. Your technical background of profound knowledge of water pumping stations and other water facilities will help you perform the following tasks efficiently:
    • Be the project focal point on facility/utility level to establish a working link with teams on site;
    • Investigate water facility total performance and identify operational problems;
    • Analyse pumps operation efficiency and propose measures to optimize the operation schemes;
    • Accompany energy audits in close coordination with project management and consultants;
    • Provide hands-on assistance to improve technical under-performance of water facilities;
    • Support the technical team in the development of energy efficiency improvement measures and coordinate the selection of implementation locations;
    • Support the technical team in preparing implementation plans of energy efficiency measures in water facilities;
    • Supervise the implementation of energy efficiency measures at selected water facilities;
  2. Prepare site progress reports;
  3. Support the implementation of an energy management system in close coordination with the project team and all stakeholders, incl. water utilities and facilities;
  4. Staff capacity building including training in efficiency improvement measures, technical and interpersonal skills; coaching and mentoring;
  5. Effective facilitation of performance improvement programs;
  6. Other relevant tasks and duties as required and agreed upon with the project manager;
  7. Coordination tasks:
    • support the team leader to properly execute assigned project tasks towards the achievement of project goals;
    • support planning, monitoring and reporting of the project activities;
    • support operation management (incl. administration and logistics) for the various activities of the projects;
    • support the monitoring of the development and implementation of project plans and activities;
    • prepare and organise needed materials for activities;
    • provide onsite logistical arrangements and support.

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate's qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.