Senior Construction Engineer Career Opportunity – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organisation: Rural Electrification Agency
  Kampala, Uganda
About REA:
The Rural
Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification
Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75. The REB’s main
function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF)
and facilitate the development and implementation of the Government’s Rural
Electrification Programme. The execution of this programme requires additional
manpower in the areas of electricity distribution network designing, project
and contract management and construction supervision.
Job Summary:
 The Senior Construction Engineer will provide
oversight to the electricity construction works and contract management for the
different projects countrywide. He/she will represent the Agency in the
management of projects under implementation, liaising with key stakeholders to
ensure smooth implementation.
Key Duties
and Responsibilities: 
  • Routinely
    represent the Agency in the management of rural electrification projects,
    including facilitation of stakeholder, site meetings.
  • Regularly
    review engineering designs and participation in project development.
  • Manage
    construction work for quality compliance.
  • Actively
    monitor progress and ensure timely completion of works
  • In
    charge of managing contracts
  • Actively
    facilitate commissioning and handover of completed distribution networks
  • Monitor
    environmental and social compliance.
  • Regularly
    review payment certificates and consultancy fee notes and invoices
  • Perform
    any other duties specified by the Head of Department.
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from a
    recognized University with a bias in heavy current. Possession of a Post
    graduate training in a related field would be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience with four years in the implementation of
    electricity distribution projects.
  • Vast
    experience in electricity construction supervision and project management
  • Extensive
    knowledge of power system commissioning and maintenance practice.
  • Working
    knowledge in design of electricity distribution networks          
  • Well
    developed interpersonal, communication and public relations skills.
  • Proven
    ability to work as a member of a senior management teajm.
Age limit: Below 38 years.
How to
All interested
and qualified Ugandans should send their applications including; forwarding
letter, detailed CV, names and addresses of three referees and copies of
relevant certificates and testimonials addressed and delivered to: The
Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency,  Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd
Floor, House of Hope, P.O. Box 7317, Kampala – Uganda.
NB: Only short listed applicants
will be contacted.
27th March, 2015.

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