Senior Design Engineer Job Vacancy – National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

Organization: National
Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
Design Engineer will be responsible for the design and supervision of structural
engineering aspects of construction works of on-going Company projects, with a
view to ensuring that they are carried out according to specifications and best
practices, as well as established policies and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Interpret
    architect’s building plans and design and detail structural engineering
    designs, calculations and bending schedules.
  • In
    charge of interpreting building plans and supervise the structural
    engineering / reinforcement details during construction of the housing
    projects, as per specifications and schedules.
  • Oversee
    and coordinate soil geotechnical investigations and material tests for
    purposes of structural foundation designs and construction standards.
  • Maintain
    an up-to-date library of codes, standards and handbooks of requirements
    and recommendations for professional reference.
  • Prepare
    monthly project progress reports, weekly project briefs for the Head of
  • Prepare
    necessary documentations for applications to local authorities for
  • Lodge
    project drawings to the local authorities and follow them up regularly to
    ensure speedy approvals.
  • Oversee
    the on-going construction works at project sites in order to ensure strict
    adherence to structural designs.
  • Manage
    and coordinate externally sourced infrastructure design consultants to
    ensure value for money.
  • 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.
  • Manage
    and develop staff under his/her supervision, through, inter alia,
    professional training, coaching, delegation, appraisal and feedback.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may, from time to time, be directed by the relevant
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Civil Engineering, or a closely
    related and relevant discipline, from a recognized University.
  • At
    least four years’ experience as a Design 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.
  • Additional
    qualifications in Business Management, from a recognized institution, are
  • Proven
    working knowledge and skills in application of Engineering-related
    Software and MS Office Packages (especially AutoCAD, Revit, Prokon, Word,
    Excel and PowerPoint), are essential.
  • Proven
    working experience in housing, or civil works project implementation, with
    evidence of successful projects, is essential.
  • Past
    exposure and 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.
  • Results-oriented,
    business-focused and pays attention to details.
  • Coordination
    and networking skills.
  • Cost
    consciousness and proven ability to pursue value for money.
  • Excellent
    project supervision skills.
  • Excellent
    analytical, accuracy and judgmental skills.
  • Strong
    IT and computer proficiency skills.
  • Proven
    good presentation and reporting abilities
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and human relations skills, as well as a team-player.
  • Maturity,
    high ethics and integrity.
  • A
    confident, independent, articulate and reliable personality.
  • Possess
    the 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 Design Engineer and accompanied by detailed Curriculum
Vitae, copies of testimonials & three professional referees should be
addressed to;
The Chief Human Resource
Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial
P.O. Box 659,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 16th January, 2015 by 4.00p.m (Local time)

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