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CAD Engineer (Remote)

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African Development Choices

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African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.

ADC’s purpose is to enable communities to independently meet their needs for essential services, such as clean water and safe sanitation and improve lives in Africa.

At ADC we encourage a working culture of seeking and giving input, showing and taking initiative, and commitment to the organisation and its purpose.

Main purpose of job:

To work with architects and design engineers to understand the requirements of their initial designs and turn them into accurate and detailed technical drawings in 2D and 3D models. These drawings are used to estimate cost and feasibility of the project.

Department and/or Division: Programs Design & Delivery

Position reports to: Construction Project Manager

Position is responsible for: N/A

Main duties & Objectives

  • Create detailed engineering drawings to aid in the design and presentation of engineering systems related to the mechanical discipline
  • Provide input into the mechanical/piping design related to clean water supply and flow of wastewater
  • Undertake multi-discipline design & coordination activities with architects, engineers and other members of the project team


Knowledge, skills, education, and experience

Essential

  1. Access to CAD software (any package is suitable although AutoCAD is preferred)
  2. Previous experience of designing piping systems within the utilities sector, preferably water systems
  3. A committed team player with good communication skills
  4. Ability to actively takeinitiativeand help set things up in a start-up environment
  5. Ability to actively seek and giveinput in a collaborative team environment
  6. Available to volunteer at least 7-10 hours per week

Desirable

  1. Technical knowledge of engineering systems within the mechanical discipline
  2. Experience of building design and 2D/3D modelling


What ADC Offers You

This is a volunteer, remote and unpaid position with the following benefits:

  • Professional learning and career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to build on your work experience within your profession
  • An opportunity to be part of a diverse team representing different parts of the world that is changing lives in Africa
  • An opportunity to help shape a start-up social enterprise
  • We provide work reference


This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

Here at African Development Choices, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our teams are made up of people from all over the world and we welcome all applications. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, and you require any reasonable adjustments for your application with us, please let us know by contacting recruitment@africandevelopmentchoices.org.

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About African Development Choices

Location:

Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, GB

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources.

Description

African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty in Africa by empowering local communities and their leaders to make more informed choices in the management of public resources so that they can independently meet their own needs for essential services. Improving public resources management is key to establishing a sustainable society. And increasing access to essential services, such as clean water and sanitation, is key to fighting poverty because lack of access to essential services is a root cause of poverty.

We achieve this using our unique approach to reduce poverty as follows:

  1. Set better precedent
  2. Raise expectations
  3. Increase public participation
  4. Improve management of public resources
  5. Increase access to essential services

By delivering access to essential services through our donor-funded community projects, we set better precedents in the management of public resources and the delivery of essential services. Then we raise expectations through education and support and mobilise communities to play an active and informed role in the management of public resources so that they can enact change for themselves. We achieve this by sharing information from our projects that provides a new perspective. It’s not the information that empowers communities to participate; it’s raised expectations from a new perspective.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • System Engineering
  • Graphic Design

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Capacity to volunteer 7-10 hours per week

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