Lead Biomedical Engineer (Technical Lead)

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Functions / Key Results Expected

Under supervision of the Senior Project Manager, the Biomedical Engineer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Provide prompt, high quality and professional engineering support in all activities related to the research, commission and installation of medical equipment such as:
  • Participate in the review and analysis of existing health equipment and installations (field assessments) in various sites.
  • Review the medical equipment specifications and requirements under design, in terms of accuracy, suitability and context.
  • Participate in meetings and work closely with other respective medical experts to identify exact Locations and dimensions for equipment to facilitate better and efficient patient and process flows.
  • Assess the probabilities for integration of the new equipment into existing medical systems.
  • Prepare drawings to show proposed locations and installation for the medical equipment
  • Develop the schedule of the requirements, conditions, evaluation criteria and exact submission needed from the bidders before the bid solicitation.
  • Produce bills of quantities for tender purposes in terms of accuracy and content.
  • Prepare technical specifications for medical systems including components, products, apparatus, and services together with the expected quality of workmanship, in close coordination with the Procurement team.
  • Preparation of estimates of prices for all medical equipment.
  • Participate as technical evaluator of proposals for the supply of medical equipment.
  • Participate in scheduled site visits for inspection during implementation.
  • Witness the testing, commissioning of the installed equipment, the training of end-users and review shop drawings from contractors and issue a take-over certificate of the installed equipment.
  • Development of a comprehensive maintenance plan for the installed equipment.
  • Keep files and records of the design processes and decisions.
  • Scheduling requested tasks related to medical works.
  • Maintain accurate, current, comprehensive documentation for each area of responsibility.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Prepare weekly & monthly progress reports: progress of works based on the established schedules and plans, encountered problems, solutions, planning of activities for the following week, etc.
  • Consolidated monthly/quarterly progress reports
  • Prepare and maintain an inventory list of medical equipment
  • Prepare operational and maintenance plans for all medical equipment

Stakeholder Management

  • Establish solid working relationship with the government
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance)
  • Manage the information flows between the project(s) and the government
  • Liaise with technical committee and end users

Final Product

  • Prepare an accurate inventory list of all medical equipment
  • Complete operational and maintenance plans for all medical equipment


  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in biomedical engineering, project management, or in any relevant area is required.
  • A university degree (Bachelor’s degree level) with a combination of 2 years of relevant professional experience as a biomedical engineer may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in medical equipment management, purchase and/or installation and maintenance is required.
  • Working experience in developing countries will be an asset.
  • Experience in the maintenance and the acquisition of health biomedical equipment is an asset
  • Experience of successfully working with a variety of health sector stakeholders, particularly governments and development partners is an asset.
  • Proficiency with computers in particular AutoCAD, and other related software related to the position’s field of expertise is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with developing nations and/or large global donors such as Global Fund, USAID, World Bank, etc. is an advantage.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

How to apply

Link to apply for the position: https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=23132#7

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online application ONLY, according to the following procedure:

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