MECHANICAL ENGINEER II – Coast Water Works Development Agency


Coast Water Works Development Agency

MECHANICAL ENGINEER II – Coast Water Works Development Agency

About Us:

Coast Water Works Development Agency (CWWDA) is a state corporation under the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation (MWS&I), established pursuant to the Water Act of 2016. Covering the entirety of the Coast Region, including Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, and Taita Taveta counties, our agency is dedicated to the development of water and sanitation infrastructure in the region.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Mechanical Engineer II to join our team. This role, graded CWWDA 7, offers an exciting opportunity for an individual passionate about infrastructure development. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of senior engineers, contributing to the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, plants, and machinery essential to our operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare design drawings and specifications, adhering to project requirements.
  • Conduct repair and maintenance tasks on motor vehicles, plants, and machinery.
  • Inspect vehicles and equipment, identifying repair needs and recommending necessary actions.
  • Verify spare parts requirements for vehicles and machinery, ensuring optimal functionality.
  • Compile valuation reports for vehicles as necessary.
  • Develop specifications for motor vehicles and plants, aligning with operational needs.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.


  • Basic Salary Range: Ksh. 43,639 p.m – Ksh. 55,345 p.m
  • House Allowance and Commuter: As per station assigned
  • Leave Allowance: As prescribed in the HR policy
  • Medical cover: As prescribed in the HR policy

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications via email to or through postal or hand delivery to the address below on or before 28th May 2024:

The Chief Executive Officer Coast Water Works Development Agency P.O. Box 90417-80100 MOMBASA

Application Notes:

  • For postal or hand-delivered applications, please indicate the “position applied for” on the envelope.
  • Email applications should have the subject line “position applied for.”
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • CWWDA is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from youth, women, marginalized groups, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Your Email Address]

[Your Phone Number]


[Recipient Name]

Chief Executive Officer Coast Water Works Development Agency

P.O. Box 90417-80100 MOMBASA

Dear [Recipient Name],

I am writing to express my interest in the Mechanical Engineer II position at Coast Water Works Development Agency, as advertised. With a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a passion for infrastructure development, I am confident in my ability to contribute effectively to your team.

Throughout my academic and professional journey, I have honed my skills in design, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems. My proficiency in computer applications, coupled with strong analytical abilities, enables me to tackle complex engineering challenges with precision and efficiency.

I am particularly drawn to CWWDA’s commitment to water and sanitation infrastructure development in the Coast Region. I am eager to leverage my expertise to support your mission and contribute to the improvement of water access and sanitation facilities for communities across the region.

Thank you for considering my application. I am excited about the opportunity to further discuss how my skills and experiences align with the needs of Coast Water Works Development Agency. I look forward to the possibility of contributing to your esteemed organization.

Warm regards,

[Your Name]


  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your resume and cover letter to highlight relevant experiences and skills.
  2. Showcase Technical Proficiency: Emphasize your proficiency in computer applications and technical skills relevant to the role.
  3. Demonstrate Problem-Solving Skills: Provide examples of how you’ve effectively solved engineering challenges in the past.
  4. Highlight Communication Abilities: Showcase your ability to communicate complex technical information clearly and effectively.
  5. Research the Company: Familiarize yourself with CWWDA’s mission, values, and projects to demonstrate genuine interest and alignment.
  6. Prepare for Interviews: Anticipate potential questions and practice your responses to articulate your qualifications and suitability for the role.
  7. Showcase Teamwork: Highlight instances where you’ve collaborated effectively with colleagues to achieve project goals.
  8. Be Professional: Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the application process, from initial contact to interviews.
  9. Follow Instructions Carefully: Ensure your application materials adhere to all instructions provided by CWWDA, including formatting and submission guidelines.
  10. Stay Positive and Persistent: Remain optimistic and persistent in your job search, leveraging each opportunity to showcase your potential and passion for the role.

Possible Mechanical Engineer II Interview Questions With Answers:

  1. Can you walk us through your experience with mechanical design and drafting?

    Answer: In my previous role at [Company Name], I was responsible for creating detailed design drawings for mechanical components using CAD software. I collaborated closely with senior engineers to ensure designs met project specifications and quality standards.

  2. How do you prioritize tasks when faced with multiple competing deadlines?

    Answer: I prioritize tasks based on urgency and impact on project timelines. I break down larger projects into smaller, manageable tasks and use project management tools to track progress and deadlines effectively.

  3. Can you provide an example of a challenging repair or maintenance project you’ve worked on? How did you approach it?

    Answer: During my time at [Company Name], we encountered a complex issue with a critical piece of machinery. I conducted thorough diagnostics, collaborated with the maintenance team to develop a solution, and implemented repairs efficiently to minimize downtime.

  4. How do you ensure compliance with safety regulations and protocols in your work?

    Answer: Safety is paramount in my work. I stay updated on relevant safety regulations and guidelines, conduct regular safety inspections, and ensure all team members are trained on proper safety procedures and equipment usage.

  5. How do you handle disagreements or conflicts within a team environment?

    Answer: I believe in open communication and constructive dialogue to resolve conflicts. I actively listen to all perspectives, seek common ground, and work towards mutually beneficial solutions to ensure effective teamwork and collaboration.

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We wish you the best in your job search. Coast Water Works Development Agency is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. We are an equal employer and do not charge any application/recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.

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