Engineering Manager

Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC)

Company Overview:

The Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) stands as a pivotal institution in the nation’s pursuit of providing decent and affordable housing. Established under the Malawi Housing Corporation Act of 1964, MHC has evolved into a commercial entity, driven by a vision to lead in the provision of housing and ancillary services.

We strive to create sustainable communities while maintaining profitability.


To be a leading provider of decent and affordable housing and ancillary services for Malawi.


To provide and facilitate decent and affordable housing and commercial infrastructure through plot development, construction, maintenance, and property management, in an environmentally sustainable manner and as a profit-making entity.



Location: Head Office, Area 6, Lilongwe, Malawi

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the Engineering Manager is responsible for providing Strategic Leadership, Direction and Guidance on Engineering Services

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Planning, developing, coordinating and implementing all engineering activities in the Division.
  2. Inspecting activities on constructions sites
  3. Administering engineering services on all project works both done by direct labor and on contract.
  4. Designing of structural elements for MHC and for private clients on behalf of MHC on a commercial basis
  5. Monitoring the preparation of specifications, bid and contract documents for engineering works and consultancies.
  6. Supervising implementation of construction works on new projects.
  7. Assessing performance of structures and their defects.
  8. Liaising with Maintenance Division and other stakeholders on engineering works.
  9. Preparing timely and regular reports
  10. Preparing Divisional budget and monitoring its implementation
  11. Allocating work and appraising staff.


  • Must be registered with a professional licence issued by the Malawi Institute of Engineers.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience at that level of Registered Engineer


  • Ability to plan job activities at a high level
  • Self-starter and innovative requiring minimum supervision.
  • Good understanding of housing industry
  • Conversant with appropriate engineering and project management Software Packages e.g AutoCAD, Microsoft Project
  • Resilience and ability to work long hours
  • Team player
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills


Application letters together with the detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs) including three traceable referees and copies of certificates in a sealed envelope clearly stating the position applied for should addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Malawi Housing Corporation
Area 6
P.O. Box 414

and, should be dropped in a box marked ‘Application Letters’ at MHC Head Office, Reception or be posted to the above address.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st June 2024. Only shortlisted candidates shall be acknowledged and invited for interviews.