Director Engineering

North Western Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited

The North Western Water Supply and Sewerage Company Limited (NWWSSCL) is a commercial utility, providing water and sanitation services in the North – Western Province. The Company has a vision of “striving for excellence in water supply and sanitation”. It is value driven and performance oriented and since inception in the year 2000 has been among the top performing utilities. NWWSSCL is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to recruit high profile, self-motivated, innovative, honesty, committed, adequately qualified and appropriately experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions in a challenging environment. The Company operates in Eight (8) Districts; Solwezi, Mwinilunga, Kasempa, Mufumbwe, Manyinga, Kabompo, Zambezi and Chavuma. The Company envisioned to take over provision of water and sanitation services in the newly created districts of Mushindamo, Kalumbila and Ikelenge.


1.0 Reporting Line: Managing Director

2.0. Job Purpose:

To plan, coordinate and monitor water production, treatment, maintenance, distribution, sanitation
services and engineering activities in order to meet cost and profit targets whilst complying with
legal requirements and ensuring environment protection.

3.0 Main Duties and Responsibilities

3.1 Prepares and submits the departmental budget on time and ensures that expenditure is within
the approved budget
3.2 Ensures production, treatment and distribution of adequate and high quality water, reduction
in water losses and provision of cost effective sanitary services to customers in order to meet
company objectives
3.3 Monitors on a daily basis the performance of plant, machinery and networks and ensures
adherence to maintenance schedules by operating districts.
3.4 Proposes improvements in the design and deployment of plant and machinery floor service
3.5 Monitors adherence to safety, health issues in the company to ensure safe operating
environment for all staff in the company by initiating emergency drills and spot audits.
3.6 Reviews quality results obtained for both water and sewerage by the Quality Assurance
Officer and takes corrective action where results are above the set limits
3.7 Provides overall project management for the Company’s approved CAPEX Programme
through specifying engineering studies and designs, supervision of internal project staff as well
as contractors to ensure projects are completed with agreed timeframes, cost and specifications.
3.8 Provides overall technical input in all procurements of equipment and services by reviewing
purchase requisitions and attendance to tender committee meetings.
3.9 Presents quarterly, half yearly and annual reports to NWASCO the sector regulator and
Environmental Council of Zambia on the Company’s performance relative to the set sector
3.10 Prepares and presents quarterly technical reports to the subcommittee of the Board and
makes presentations to the board on follow up issues as necessary.
3.11 Prepares responses requiring technical input following queries from the media, Government
and other stakeholders.
3.12 Provides technical input in investment funding initiatives commissioned by the Company with
major funding Donors, Agencies, etc.
3.13 Supervises. coaches, motivates, develops and disciplines subordinates and agrees,
monitors and reviews performance of subordinates in order to ensure that they work towards
meeting their targets.
3.14 Performs other duties as assigned by the Managing Director from time to time

4.0 Knowledge and Skill Requirements

4.1 Minimum Academic qualifications

  • Grade Twelve (12) Form Five (05) with Five “O” Credits including Mathematics and
    English Language.

4.2 Minimum Vocational/Professional qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Civil/Chemical Engineering. or its equivalent from a
    recognized University/Institution.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or any other relevant
    qualification at post graduate will be an added advantage.
  • Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ) with a valid practicing licence.

4.3 Minimum relevant work experience.

  • Minimum 10 years post qualification experience in a reputable organisation of which 5
    years at Senior Management.
  • Minimum of 45 years old.

4.4 Required competencies/Personal qualities

  • Strategic/Business planning skills
  • Highly developed leadership and management skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • High analytical Skills
  • Knowledge of procurement of Works and Consultancy for donor financed projects;
    Striving for excellence in water supply and sanitation
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and design of water supply and sanitation
    infrastructure and Contract Management for donor financed projects.
Applications accompanied by copies of certificates, curriculum vitae, day time contact telephone number(s) and at least three traceable referees should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, July 30, 2021.
The Managing Director
North Western Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited
MEMA House, Mwanawasa Street
P O Box 110184

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