Senior Building Services Engineer Employment Opportunity – National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

Organization: National
Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Section (Technical Operations)
About NHCC:
Our Client, National Housing
and Construction Company Limited (NHCC) was founded in 1964 and is a Ugandan
construction and real estate management company, partly owned by the Uganda
Government. The Company’s mandate is to increase the housing stock in the
country, rehabilitate the housing industry and encourage Ugandans to own homes
in an organized environment.
Job Summary: The Senior
Building Services Engineer will technically advise about, design, install, and
maintain cost-effective and energy efficient systems for building services such
as water, electrical lighting, heating, air conditioning, lifts, and telecoms;
and in accordance to established procedures and best practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of assessing the electrical and mechanical installation
    requirements as part of site analysis.
  • Responsible
    for designing the layout of energy distribution, cold & hot water
    supply pipes, waste water / sewage drainage systems and ventilation
    systems, giving presentations and writing reports highlighting the
    practical implications of the architect’s designs.
  • Also,
    responsible for drawing up plans, cost estimates, writing briefs and
    reporting on progress
  • Oversee
    and guide Foreman, electrical engineering assistants and plumbers to
    ensure that electro-mechanical works are properly set out for contractors
    in a timely manner at every critical stage of construction.
  • Ensure
    that proper electrical & Mechanical workmanship and adherence to
    specifications/designs at construction sites are done.
  • Ensure
    timely requisition of electrical & Mechanical materials from stores
    and that material wastage is kept at a minimum.
  • Ensure
    Health and Safety compliance by the work force are enforced, as well as
    ensure clean and safe working environments and working conditions, energy
    efficiency and other sustainability issues.
  • Interpret
    electrical & Mechanical drawings and specifications, as well as
    prepare relevant working sketches, as and when required.
  • Carry
    out measurement of contractors’ work done for purposes of payment.
  • Negotiating
    contracts with external design consultants and contractors,
  • Provide
    the Company’s Management, whenever necessary, with relevant specialist,  expert and technical advice (on the
    basis of appropriate and comprehensive analysis and evaluation), with
    regard to the Company’s investment opportunities and projects – especially
    those involving Partnerships, External Contractors and other Service Providers
    – as well provide the necessary supervision, quality  assurance,  facilitation  and 
    coordination of  the  implementation of  the corresponding projects – with a view
    to ensuring their profitable success.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may, from time to time, be directed by the relevant
    authority.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should possess a Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering,
    or a closely related and relevant discipline, from a recognized
    University.
  • At
    least five years as a Building Services Engineer, or in a similar
    position, in a large and reputable Construction, or Civil Works Company,
    or reputable Consultancy firm, or on any other large civil works project.
  • Full
    and valid membership of a nationally, or internationally recognized
    professional Engineers’ Institute, or body, such as MUIPE, is a must.
  • Specialized
    training, with appropriate qualifications in Project Planning and
    Management, from a recognized institution, are a must.
  • The
    incumbent should preferably hold additional qualifications in Business
    Management, from a recognized institution.
  • Proven
    knowledge and skills in application of Engineering-related Software and MS
    Office Packages (especially AutoCAD, Word, Excel, MS Project, and
    PowerPoint), are essential.
  • Significant
    experience in working with public, or private sector organizations
    involved in housing-related projects, or programs, shall be an added
    advantage.
  • Proven
    negotiation and communication skills.
  • Highly
    results-oriented, business-focussed and pays attention to details.
  • Skills
    in cordination and networking.
  • Cost
    consciousness and proven ability to pursue value for money.
  • Good
    project supervision skills.
  • Excellent
    analytical, accuracy and judgemental skills.
  • Strong
    IT and computer proficiency skills.
  • Proven
    good presentation and reporting abilities.
  • Interpersonal
    and human relations skills, as well as a team-player.
  • Maturity,
    high ethics and integrity.
  • A
    confident, independent, articulate and reliable personality.
  • Ability
    to work under tight deadlines, for long hours and to deliver high quality
    outputs with minimal supervision.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates are
encouraged to send their applications clearly marked “Application for the
position of Senior Building Services Engineer and accompanied by detailed
Curriculum Vitae, copies of testimonials & three professional referees
should be addressed to;
The Chief Human Resource
Officer,
Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial
Area,
P.O. Box 659,
Kampala, Uganda.
Or
Email to:
info@nhcc.co.ug
Deadline: 16th January, 2015 by 4.00p.m (Local time)

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