Principal Concession Officer – Environment Health Safety & Quality assurance (EHSQ) Job Opportunity at Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Organization: Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports To: Chief Concession Officer
About URC:
Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under an Act of Parliament to construct, operate and maintain railway marine and road services both inside and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and goods. As a result of privatisation of operations, the mandate of URC changed from that of an operator to that of Asset holder, concession monitor and advisor on railway technical matters.
Job Summary: The Principal Concession Officer – Environment Health Safety & Quality assurance (EHSQ) will inspect, verify, investigate, monitor and evaluate the concessionaire’s performance in regards to Environment, health, safety, quality assurance, operations performance et al as per the concession Agreement and provide advice on best practice.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Manages the implementation of the safety management plan to ensure regulatory compliance and develop preventive measures for incorporation in the operational plan of the company.
  • Manage, review and investigate potential safety, health and environment risks within the railway Sector.
  • Routinely monitor and update Concessionaire maintenance of conceded assets and compliance to the risk management plan.
  • Responsible for following up on routine inspections, verifications, assessments, samplings and schedule audits for conceded assets and non-conceded assets.
  • Actively participate in preparation and examination of quantitative and qualitative focus reports on operations of the concessionaire carried out in and out of the country. This may include inspections, verification, assessments, audits and any other adhoc requirements.
  • Intuitively examine all the actual data pertaining to the operational performance and make suggestions based on actual performance of Concessionaire in line with the safety management plan and the railway sector.
  • Collect and gather data relating to safety and risk management plans for Concessionaire of the railway sector.
  • Actively participate and provide relevant data for URC business plan.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in either Engineering, Operations Management or Membership of Chartered Institute of Logistics & transport.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in transport safety management will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of railway operations will be an added advantage.
  • Five years’ work experience, 3 of which must be in Environment, Health and Safety Management.
How to Apply:  
All interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications in a sealed envelope indicating the post they have applied for addressed to the Managing Director, Uganda Railways Corporation, P.O. Box 7150, Kampala, Plot 57 Nasser Road, and delivered at the Corporation’s Managing Director’s Office. The complete application should be accompanied with recently updated CVs, present position, current remuneration, Certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials and complete addresses of three (3) referees with working telephone contacts and email addresses.
Deadline: 18th July, 2014

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