Sanergy is seeking a Project Manager – Engineering who will lead the design and engineering teams on Sanergy’s existing breeding facility to implement key retrofits and design changes to the current operating facility.

About Sanergy: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya.

We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions.
  • We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organic recycling plant in East Africa.
  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems.

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day.

Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes.

At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals.

For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the role

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and engineering teams to complete company goals
  • Develop framework, standards, templates for all internal project management processes
  • Provide training and feedback to the engineering teams to ensure full adoption of the framework
  • Ensure design and engineering teams are delivering projects on time
  • Ensure design and engineering teams are delivering projects within budget
  • Engage all internal and external stakeholders to ensure blocks are flagged and cleared


  • Degree in Engineering with previous project planning and team management experience
  • Experience in Project Management in Design and Construction Projects
  • Extensive knowledge of engineering & construction principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to lead and motivate
  • A high level of organisational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and to work autonomously
  • Ability to explain technical information to technical and non-technical people.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team, set priorities, handle budgets and provide constructive feedback to junior members.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to properly represent Sanergy in an ethical and professional manner.

Qualities you’ll need to fit in well among the Sanergy-Stars

  • A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team.
  • A desire to understand and serve customers
  • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity and empathy
  • An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas
  • An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally

The perks you’ll have

  • A holistic benefits package
  • Unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • A unique chance to tackle critical challenges of sanitation, economic empowerment and food security

Location: Kilifi

How to Apply:

Please upload a detailed CV through this link: Project Manager – Engineering.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Sanergy is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.