Vice-Head of Construction Group (Voluntary work)

Create meaningful impact by helping us develop great solutions within the civil engineering field!

Engineers without borders Sweden (EWB-SWE) is looking for a new member to join our technical focus group on Construction.

What are technical focus groups?   

EWB Sweden works on a range of different international projects, mainly based in sub-Saharan Africa and Nepal. EWB Sweden has established several technical focus groups to support the international projects, to ensure that technical excellence is achieved. The Construction Competence group is one of these technical focus groups. 

Technical Focus Groups consist of EWB-SWE members with expertise in a specific technical area that the organization's projects engage in. These groups are responsible for collecting, processing, storing and disseminating knowledge and experiences from EWB-SWE's earlier projects within the field, as well as staying up-to-date on best-practice and new developments within the field, to ensure that EWB-SWE's projects remain at the cutting-edge of technical innovation.

The Construction Competence Group was established in July of 2020 and consists of a group leader and four working engineers with civil engineering backgrounds.

About the position:

Your main responsibilities will be to keep the group organized and on track to achieve our goals. This includes:

  • Scheduling monthly group meetings
  • Taking notes during meetings and preparing meeting agendas
  • Keep folders on Google Drive updated and organized
  • Recruiting new members to the group as needed (using our existing recruitment tools and network within EWB Sweden)
  • Help to improve collaboration with companies within the Civil Engineering Sector
  • Collaborate with the head of the construction group to manage the construction competence group and work on long-term development of the group

Depending on your level om commitment and availability, there may be time for you to focus on more technical work related to international projects. At the moment, the group is mainly focusing on improved construction site safety, improved best practices and evaluation of on-going and concluded projects.

About you:

  • You are a visionary, who enjoys planning and finding ways to improve
  • You have a background in Civil engineering
  • You are organized and structured
  • You are comfortable working independently
  • Your are able to communicate fluently in English
  • You are based in Sweden

Practical information:  

  • Almost all work can be done remotely, via Google hangout meetings or email. Face-to-face meetings may be arranged occasionally (4-5 times/year after Covid).
  • The work load may vary, but expect to spend an average of 2 hours per week
  • Please note that EWB Sweden is a non-profit organization and that this is a voluntary (unpaid) position
  • Any questions? Please contact Malin Sandström,

If this interests you, please consider applying! The last application date is 2021-06-07, but may be extended until we find the right candidate!


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