Job Opening: Civil Engineer
08/02/22

Role: Civil Engineer
Reporting to: Senior Engineer
Salary: Negotiable based on experience.
Experience: 3+ years of professional experience.
Employment Type: Full-time employment, three months probation.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

BuildX is a gender-lens design-build-develop B Corporation working towards a world where all buildings are radically better: buildings that are net-zero carbon, more equitably designed, and enhance the quality of life and wellbeing. 

The Role
As Civil Engineer, you will be a key part of our Design department. You will be responsible
for and provide support to the preparation of exceptional civil designs and the execution of
projects on budget, to schedule and meeting client and impact expectations. You will also
provide support across other departments, including innovation, construction and real estate
development, actively contributing to the company’s overall mission.
You will work on some of our exciting new projects, including an affordable housing pilot
project and a mixed-use urban farming concept for Nairobi.

How we Design
Our approach is rooted in human-centred and sustainable design principles, from project inception through to construction. It starts with listening intently and getting to know the people and the place we’re designing for. Without this knowledge, we wouldn’t know what to design, how it should work, or why it matters.

From there we design, build, test, and innovate until we get it right, bringing our unique design-build model to life. Unlike other architecture, engineering or construction firms, we have all professions working side-by-side from the very beginning. We design with the detailed insight of experienced builders and we build with the careful precision of designers.

We’re looking for innovators, systems thinkers and creative talents. We want to hear from people inspired and driven to change the world.

Core Competencies
There are some key skills and qualities that are a must-have for this role:
1. High level of creative design talent, including the ability to think outside of the norm and
challenge the status quo;
2. Resourceful, independent, and proactive worker, able to perform to an exceptionally high
standard under pressure.
3. Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills, including working with others from
different cultural backgrounds;
4. Details-oriented, well-organised, collaborative and proactive in completing work accurately
and meeting deadlines;
5. Strong English-language communication skills, both spoken and written;
6. A rigorous details-oriented mindset, thorough in follow up and a methodical approach to
work, able to perform complex challenges;
7. An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills;
8. Passionate about the social and environmental impact of buildings, and empowering women
in construction.

Standing Out
In addition to the above, we’ll get very excited by candidates with expertise and experience in:
• Green Buildings – knowledge in sustainable and green design;
• Outstanding fluency and skill within the AutoCAD Civil 3D and REVIT programs;
• Excellent numeracy and IT skills;
• Strong knowledge of construction practices and Building Codes.

Other Criteria
You’ll probably have a degree and we’ll certainly look at it, however, experience and a point of
difference is what matters most to us. As a guide, however, we expect candidates to have at
least 3 years of experience as a civil engineer.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are of the greatest importance to us. At BuildX we celebrate our diverse team and welcome all applicants warmly.

Our Commitment to You
BuildX Studio is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do not discriminate, and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. Join us and you will find yourself in an environment where innovation, inspiration and creativity are second nature. You will be surrounded by industry leaders and curious, ambitious colleagues – working together to develop the business in line with ever-changing end-user needs.

Apply
Please send your CV, cover letter and portfolio if relevant to apply@buildxstudio.com. In addition to outlining your relevant expertise and experience, please also tell us why you want to work at BuildX Studio