Project Engineer
Role profile

(02 Positions)


Our Vision
Our vision is for a world where all people have access to the technologies that enable them to meet their basic needs and reach their potential, in a way that safeguards the planet today, and for future generations.

Our Beliefs
We believe that:

  • Technology is a key enabler of human development; and that technological innovation has the power to propel us into a better world.
  • All people should have access to, and a voice in, shaping the technologies that can improve their lives.
  • A sustainable future for our planet requires a fundamental shift in the way technology is developed and used.

Our Mission
To develop and demonstrate practical, technology based solutions that enable women and men living in or vulnerable to poverty, to lead dignified lives. To partner with people whose lives are transformed by these efforts and with a range of other organisations: ensuring local ownership, and that the solutions work in the longer term without us. To inspire change through the widespread adoption of sustainable technologies that work - socially, economically and environmentally, so that more people living in or vulnerable to poverty benefit from our learning.

Our Ambition
Our ambition is that by 2030 we will have transformed the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.

With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet. Technology features in everything we do.

Technology is…
”The tools, and knowledge that people use for living”.

Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action improves the lives of around one million people every year through access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management, and disaster risk reduction.

We are a trusted partner of many communities, governments, development agencies and the private sector. We are uniquely placed as a knowledge broker with a breadth of capacities that enable us to capture and share knowledge in relevant ways for our diverse audiences. We are influential at national level where we work, and globally and considered a “go-to” agency by those seeking to improve energy access for people living in poverty.

ABOUT THE ROLE (Field Facilitator)
Based in Ukhiya, The Project Engineer will be responsible for construction of sanitation and waste management facilities under emergency safe sanitation, hygiene and waste management support for displaced Rohingya communities in selected locations of Cox’s Bazar.


Title Project Engineer
Reporting to Field Coordinator
Direct reports None
Groups Programme Delivery team
Relationships Construction workers, local service providers, partner organisations, donor representative, WASH sector professionals, Humanitarian response stakeholders and other units.
Financial scope Estimation of construction costs and managing expenditure maintaining due compliences
Location Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar
Nature of contract Short-term contract (one year)
Travel Frequent movements to different sites 


  • S/he will play the technical role of designing and constructing appropriate sanitation and waste management technologies in project locations
  • S/he will coordinate with donor agencies, local partner organisations and different stakeholders for successful implementation of the planned activities.
  • S/he train up, engage and supervise the construction team for setting up of necessary hardware
  • S/he will take initiatives for building capacity of local service providers in waste (solid and faecal) disposal and management 
  • S/he will provide critical inputs and opinions to the Field Coordinator in determining the selection of appropriate technology and work plan of the organisation in that region.
  • S/he will be responsible field level data validation, update, compilation and reporting


  • Diploma in in Civil Engineering. A BSc in Civil Engineering degree in a relevant discipline will be considered as an advantage.
  • Proven working experience in construction, especially in the field of waste and faecal sludge management for at least 05 years. Work experience in International development organisations and emergency response will be given preference.
  • Excellent communication, and employee relation management skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills 
  • Knowledge on organisational culture change management, diversity, inclusion, gender sensitivity
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships within the team
  • Familiar with local governance structure in Bangladesh.


Our people are expected to demonstrate the following behaviours:


DURATION OF CONTRACT: Initially until project period, renewable upon satisfactory performance and budget availability.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Monthly consolidated BDT 55,000 – 65,000 including all other benefits and allowances.  Experienced and skill candidates would be offered with appropriate packages.


Please apply online through uploading your CV mentioning two referees by 10 December 2018.

Although Practical Action Bangladesh is an equal opportunity employer but women candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and expects all staff and all those acting on behalf of Practical Action to demonstrate and share this commitment.