Electrical Supervisor & Trainer
BHI works closely with Dr. Paul Farmer’s Partners in Health (PIH), St. Boniface Foundation and other non-governmental organizations to design and build cost effective and sustainable hospitals and clinics serving some of the poorest and most marginalized people across the globe.
BHI has developed a very unique and successful approach to building sustainable health care facilities in resource-constrained areas, originating from experience constructing the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, Haiti’s 340-bed National Teaching Hospital.
BHI is seeking a highly motivated and committed Electrical Supervisor and Trainer to work with our design and engineering team in Boston and oversee and train our electrical team in Haiti and other countries. Their time will be split primarily between Beverly, MA and Haiti with occasional trips to other countries to help in the planning and evaluation process. Responsibilities in Beverly include: preparing estimates, specifying and ordering materials, working with the team to develop installation methods with materials that can successfully be completed in the field by lower skilled electricians. In Haiti and other countries, responsibilities include supervising and helping layout electrical installations, and working with our staff electricians and helpers. Also, the candidate will help our facilities management teams troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment and motor controls, and work with our staff renewable energy engineer to plan and oversee PV installations. The candidate would use patience, flexibility, and problem-solving skills coupled with good communications to work with our multinational supervisors and local teams to find cost-effective and safe ways to circumvent obstacles to success.
The ideal candidate should also have a passion for helping others driven by a commitment to international development, social justice, or mission. Excellent health and willingness to travel to challenging locations is critical. Additionally, effective communication and willingness to work with others is critical; every member of the BHI team wears multiple hats and pitches in to help others as needed. This is a unique opportunity for younger journeyman level electrician to quickly advance professionally or a retiree in excellent health to take on a leadership role in an organization.
3-5 years Journeyman level experience with electrical installations.
Good working knowledge of the NEC code and standards.
Knowledge of materials and methods for electrical installations in USA or Canada.
Excellent health because the settings can be physically demanding.
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret plans and drawings.
Ability to oversee safe work practices to ensure adherence to BHI guidelines.
Detail-oriented with capacity to learn quickly.
Strong communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels of individuals including subcontractors, laborers, peers, and supervisors.
Interest in teaching and training others.
Excellent or fluency in English. Basic proficiency in French, Spanish, Creole is a plus or at a minimum, desire and aptitude to learn new languages.
Openness to living and working in a rural tropical setting with a very different culture than the USA.
Good computer skills and operation of electronic communication (email, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to manage project activities within time constraints of detailed schedule.
A commitment to social justice and improving access to health care in resource constrained settings.
Salary commensurate with experience
Competitive benefits package, including 401K
Please submit your cover letter and resume by December 15th to: http://bhi.osclass.com/engineerstechnicians/electrical-supervisor-trainer_i2
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those who are being considered for an interview.
Thank you for your interest in BHI!
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