3+ Years
This opportunity is a support-based, self-fund-raised position.
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EMI MENA is seeking a structural engineer to join our team and start our structural department to meet the growing need for structural design in our projects. 

While leading the structural department is the priority, you will also be a Project Leader as needs arise. Project Leaders are the face of EMI to our ministry clients and the volunteers who participate in our ministry. They share their talents and experience with others, and lead others into doing design work as Christ's disciples.

Project Leaders bring to the table professional experience; commitment to appropriate, sustainable design; familiarity with crossing cultures; and a vibrant walk with Christ. They have a unique opportunity to influence and invest in international and local design professionals, and EMI's interns and fellows.

Join our EMI MENA team and use your profession to serve others!


In addition to the typical EMI staff prerequisites, candidates for this position must have:

  • Participated in an EMI Project Trip within the last 12 months.
  • Willingness and ability to relocate to the MENA region.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • BS in Structural Engineering or similar field.
  • Professional license to practice.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, with the ability to mentor others and effectively lead teams.
  • Working knowledge of computers and demonstrated experience in the use of standard business productivity and design software.

The following are essential responsibilities of the position:

  • Prepare structural engineering designs and calculations with CAD and other software, both on a concept level and detailed design level.
  • Provide assessments of existing structures to identify concerns and remedies.
  • Manage structural engineering projects including schedules, budgets, and staff resourcing
  • Train and mentor interns and staff in structural engineering
  • Engage in spiritual and professional development through EMI's programs and opportunities.
  • Coordinate with other EMI offices to develop and maintain structural standards
  • Project-related travel 2-3 times per year
  • Lead or co-lead international design teams on project trips for client ministries, including:
    • Communication with client ministry on cost, scheduling, and other details
    • Recruiting volunteers to complete the design team
    • Manage project scheduling, logistics, and finances