Akure, Nigeria

Engineer to Support Design & Manufacturing of Water Tube Boilers

Support Affordable and Clean Energy

Skills Needed

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

Estimated Workload

Full time (30+hours a week)


Pro Bono Consultant

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.

When Can You Start?

The ideal start date for this project is Flexible.

Project Duration

The estimated duration of this project is flexible - whatever period it takes to complete the project.



Living Stipend


Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

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Funded by

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Project Details

Description and Impact

Our organization focuses on renewable energy (solar & biomass) generation, energy management and farm-gate industrial cluster development. Energy poverty is a major challenge in Nigeria. 100million Nigerians have no access to electricity, and about 73% of rural dwellers in Nigeria are not connected to the National grid.

Currently, we have a prototype design for a water tube boiler that shows the specification and dimensions of materials needed. The dimensions will vary, depending on the volume of steam to be generated per hour and the pressure at which the stream will be delivered. 

The energy produced will mainly be used as an off-grid electricity supply to farming communities. Additionally, our boilers will solely be for power generation, the steam exiting our turbine still has a lot of energy. We desire to harvest the steam exiting the turbine and use the energy in it for agricultural or industrial processing.

This project will improve the socioeconomic life of peasant farmers, by helping them:

  • process agricultural produce
  • reduce post-harvest wastage
  • promote food security
  • reduce poverty


We're looking for an Experteer to support our technical needs in the design and manufacturing of a safe, functional and efficient biomass power plant including the water tube in the boiler tube.

We also want to avoid the danger of boiler explosion. We want to be guided on what precautions to make in the design, manufacture, quality control and maintenance of boilers to avoid this disaster.

Other requirements

Our ideal candidate is someone who has good knowledge and experience in:

  • manufacturing and operations of water in tube boilers for power generation
  • Use of Inventor or Solid Works engineering software for designs, simulation and numerical analysis
  • Capacity to create technical instructions, and an operational manual for the process of water in-tube boiler manufacturing
  • BONUS: Experience in boiler production in Asia

We Provide These Local Benefits

Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Living Stipend
  • Travel Stipend
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend


You will have housing provided - a large room with exclusive bath and toilet in a five bedroom house. There are two living rooms that are shared.

Living Stipend

We can provide transportation and drinks for social events.

Travel Stipend

This project is part of the empowering people. Expert program with Siemens Stiftung. The selected candidate will have your flights covered along with visa costs and travel insurance. 

Learning Opportunity

We have very good experience in the manufacture of Toplit Updraft Gasifiers and various hot air dryers. Our steam turbine manufacturing techniques are good too.

Food Stipend

There is a steward to prepare continental or local meals for the Experteer. We can provide two meals daily, but tea and beverages are given as frequently as desired.

Additional Benefits

We can provide sight seeing to important tourist centers during the weekends.


This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.

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