Principal Civil Engineer

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: Blantyre, Malawi

Role Overview:

Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, the Principal Civil Engineer for providing civil engineering services to the Corporation.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Designing structural elements, sewer system and road networks.
  2. Planning, monitoring and supervising implementation of engineering/construction works on new projects
  3. Assessing performance of structures and their defects
  4. Supervising road and housing maintenance works
  5. Facilitating, monitoring and managing water/ electricity reticulation works with service providers
  6. Liaising with councils on construction projects

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience as a Civil Engineer in a busy organization.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to plan job activities.
  • 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 in difficult environment
  • 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.