Feb 06, 2020

Chief Engineer

  • Cape Eleuthera Island School
  • The Island School, The Bahamas
Full Time Education / Training Management Operations

AD Description

Job Summary

The Chief Engineer works in a wide range of fields, overseeing and approving project designs; and assigning engineers and technicians for design plans, costs and execution with highly technical skills in accordance with regulatory standards. This position ensures that proper engineering procedures are followed and all safety and structural standards are met throughout the completion of each project, while ensuring alignment with CEIS’ sustainability values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with the design team to develop safe, efficient, and effective projects from concept to testing to production while ensuring that they fall within budget.

  • Evaluates all costs associated with each project including materials, costs of labor and time expended.

  • Negotiates contracts with vendors and clients to ensure the most cost effective means of reaching the project’s needs.

  • Approves plans and budgets for each project and makes any adjustments needed in consultation with the CEO and Facilities Director to make long range operating goals specific to the needs of the organization.

  • Coordinates the engineering team, assigning short and long term goals for successful completion of the project’s plans.

  • Ensures safety of the work-site during the course of development.

  • Reviews safety standards for the finished product.

  • Makes sure all projects and undertakings stay on budget and within projected time schedules, and aligns with our sustainability values.

  • Manages the engineering team and overseas training of new employees.

  • Allocates resources effectively, including personnel, materials and time.

  • Advise on all large purchases and projects that relate to or affect campus infrastructure.

  • Drafts reports and data analysis for review by the Boards, CEO and Division Heads as required.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with our without notice.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Possess technical acumen and the ability to troubleshoot on a variety of projects.

  • Knowledge of principles of engineering and engineering design experience.

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with an obsessive attention to detail, and able to divide time between the office and onsite supervision.

  • Able to collaborate and bridge the communications gap between the engineering team, service technicians, business managers and clients, interfacing with each.

  • Superior budgeting and cost management abilities, assessing estimated costs early in the project and bringing the actual costs in line.

  • Must be able to draft clear and comprehensive reports on the statistical efficacy of projects, the use and allocation of resources and the quality of each finished project.

  • Must be able to work in hazardous conditions with attention to maintaining safety standards

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering plus active certification in an engineering professional organization.

  • Experience – a minimum of 5 years’ experience including but not limited to construction, plumbing, carpentry, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, HVAC and mechanical systems.  Experience with Renewable Energy systems is preferred.

  • Communication Skills – Excellent communication skills at various levels and able to lead teams of individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and disciplines.

  • Computer Skills – Microsoft Office required, Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, required, Basic experience with Auto CAD a plus.

  • Adaptability – Able to survive and thrive in a small and tight-knit community located in a remote part of The Bahamas.

  • Commitment to Organizational Mission – this position requires commitment to the wider mission and values of The Cape Eleuthera Island School.

Compensation & Benefits 

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience.

  • 10 days of paid vacation per year

  • Eligibility for matching retirement plan after two years of service

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Housing Accommodations
  • On-campus meals
  • Medical insurance 


This is a full-time position with annual review.  The Cape Eleuthera Island School and its related entities operate year round and working hours vary depending on needs but are typically Monday-Friday (40 hours/week), however, evening and weekend work will be required.  Special events will require periods of time outside of normal working hours when staff must be on site for extended periods. The successful candidate should expect, and desire to work a variable and mission driven schedule.


Submit the documents noted below in PDF format to: https://ceis.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=84. We are collecting applications until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is: 1st July 2020. We are a Bahamian equal opportunity employer. 

  • Cover letter that states your career interests, why you would like to work for the Cape Eleuthera Island School/Division and your relevant experience and qualifications for the position.

  • Current resume. 

  • Three references (to include name, address, telephone number and email address) familiar with the applicant's work.