Job Title:     Oxygen Systems Engineer

Reports to:  Director of Oxygen Engineering

Location:     Beverly, MA 

Job Description:
Build Health International (BHI) has a unique opportunity for a bright, motivated, and hands-on Oxygen Systems Engineer.

BHI is a non-profit organization working in fragile health systems to develop infrastructure solutions that elevate the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide. BHI conducts clinical planning, design, construction, and maintenance for healthcare facilities in some of the most low-resource settings on earth. We are dedicated to partnering with organizations that provide high-quality, accessible treatment to the most vulnerable. Our work is grounded in commitments to sustainability, health equity, and local capacity building.

In order to support our expanding portfolio of medical oxygen delivery projects, we are seeking an ambitious and compassionate Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineer to join our oxygen systems team. In the role of Oxygen Systems Engineer, the candidate will support and collaborate closely with the entire BHI engineering team, both on-site and in the office, throughout all phases of the project lifecycle.  This role will focus in supporting the design, assessment, repair and installation of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants and oxygen piping in low-resource settings.

BHI Approach:  BHI optimizes outcomes in a climate of scarcity, enabling our partners to provide care to those who need it most. We work to make each of our healthcare facilities a part of robust public healthcare systems that will provide long-term quality, accessible, and affordable care to the local community.

  • Beyond Infrastructure:  Focused on providing dignified healthcare and bringing partners together to increase impact for patients, clinicians, and communities worldwide.
  • Local Talent: Recruiting, training, and partnering with local labor and medical staff impacts economic development and facility longevity.
  • Energy Efficiency:  Stable electricity is one of the most significant barriers to improving health systems and services in low-resource settings; we aim to provide affordable, efficient, and operationally effective sources.
  • Sustainability:  Our multidisciplinary team and collaborative partners plan, design, and construct innovative solutions that impact health and environmental outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with BHI provided training with internal and external resources, to develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of medical oxygen delivery systems in low- resource settings
  • Review technical specification documents for global health leaders, large multilateral organizations and local governments, to provide feedback and advice on the procurement and installation of medical oxygen systems; including power requirements and other infrastructure considerations
  • Provide remote technical assistance to on-site technicians across multiple global locations
  • Work collaboratively with a multi-cultural site team of international engineers and contractors
  • Provide technical writing support for the development of on-site assessment reports
  • Periodic travel to international site locations to perform assessments of existing medical oxygen systems and supporting facilities
  • Remote and in person technical assistance in the support of installation and maintenance of PSA oxygen systems
  • Act as project manager for multiple ongoing projects being performed by BHI’s medical oxygen team

Qualifications:

  • 1-5 years of previous experience as a mechanical engineer, electrical or biomedical engineer in a technical professional setting
  • Previous experience working with PSA plants, air compressors or other related mechanical equipment is preferred
  • Project management experience is preferred
  • Willingness to learn on the job and engage with formal and informal training programs
  • Ability to multi-task on several projects at once and meet project deadlines
  • Strong communication skills and an interest in collaborating with all project stakeholders 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with diverse individuals across multi-cultural teams
  • Interest in current and emerging issues in global health or international development
  • Ability and willingness for periodic travel internationally to project sites, often in very low resource communities
  • Proficiency in languages other than English is a plus (Spanish or French preferred) 

 

Location:  The Project Manager will be based at the BHI office in Beverly, Massachusetts. Some travel may be required when conditions allow.  Candidates interested in remote work options may also be considered

Compensation:  Competitive base salary commensurate with experience.

Application: Please submit a resume and cover letter online at: https://www.buildhealthinternational.org/were-hiring/ 

BHI is committed to providing equal opportunity in the workplace. BHI will make all employment and other placement decisions without regard to non-job-related factors such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. This applies to all areas, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and benefits.  

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