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Engineering Research
DST Innovation, Technology & Development
1809V Requisition #
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  • Bachelor’s level degree business or sanitation/water related discipline
  • 6 years as a product manager / lead in a commercial company focused on Water and Sanitation or related sector (e.g. Utilities, household durable), or
  • 6 years as a business consultant to the Water and Sanitation sector
  • Proven track record of bringing innovative technologies or services to market, a strong plus if in emerging markets
  • Proven ability to design, scope, and manage work with contractors or internal team members
  • Cross functional project management or initiative leadership experience
  • Willingness and ability to travel to meet project needs
  • Ability to comfortably engage in discussions regarding the user experience, marketing strategy, technical features of a product, policy & regulation, or manufacturing / supply chain implications, as they apply to water and sanitation.
  • Strong written communication skills (PPT and Word) along with strong verbal communication


  • Advanced degree in business or sanitation/water related discipline
  • Experience working with government agencies and/or international organizations


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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