EWB-USA’s Disaster Response and Recovery Team

Published
September 2, 2019
Committee/Program Name
EWB-USA
Project Location
Various Locations

Description

Impact on EWB-USA's Mission + Vision

EWB-USA’s Engineering Service Corps program draws on the expertise of the organization’s most seasoned volunteers from across engineering disciplines and industry sectors. Engineering Service Corps collaborates with International NGOs, governments, Foundations, UN agencies and local communities to design and implement sustainable and technologically appropriate solutions to engineering challenges.

Community Engineering Corps (CECorps) is a domestic program formed through an alliance between the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, and Engineers Without Borders USA. CECorps brings underserved communities and volunteer engineer leaders together to advance local infrastructure solutions in the United States.

 

Description + Responsibilities

Engineering Service Corps and Community Engineering Corps are building a Disaster Response Team roster as the demand for our services has increased related to earthquake, hurricane, flood, and other disaster relief. We anticipate the need for a number of individuals, particularly in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season beginning June 1st. Individuals must meet the criteria outlined below. Those interested in ESC must be able to travel internationally for 2 weeks to a month. Those interested in working domestically with CECorps should also have the flexibility to travel as needed within the US, including US territories, although a specific deployment length is not required. The potential for long-term assignments or extensions also exists.

Areas of focus

  • Building design and inspection
  • Structural design risk prone areas
  • Construction oversight
  • Infrastructure planning and design
  • Flood risk assessment

Qualifications + Requirements

The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in  a disaster relief related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in the humanitarian or disaster relief sectors including housing and infrastructure. Volunteers are required to be active EWB-USA members and pass a background and reference check prior to deployment.

Qualified candidates will be contacted and vetted for future deployment.

 

 

 

To Apply

For consideration please submit an updated CV along with any relevant past experiences or designs on this online form. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in ESC or CECorps or both.  Only applicants that attach a CV will be considered