Engineering Jobs – Clerk of Works/ Site Inspector at Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Organisation: Uganda
Development Corporation (UDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Engineer
About US:
Uganda
Development Corporation (UDC) has been revived as an investment arm through
which Government will invest in strategic Sectors of the economy in partnership
with the private sector to trigger industrial and economic development of the
country. The mandate of UDC is to promote and facilitate the industrial and
economic development of Uganda. One of the current projects UDC is implementing
is the Soroti Fruit factory.
Job Summary:  The Clerk of Works/ Site Inspector will carry
out effective management and achieve high standards of quality control and
performance on Soroti Fruit Factory civil works contract.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Routinely monitor the performance of Contractors on
site and to ensure that Engineering constructions, installations are executed
in accordance with drawings and specifications and that the standards of work and
the materials supplied by Contractors are as specified in accordance with the
Contract.
·        
The incumbent will also ensure that a consistently
high standard of quality control and supervision is maintained with due regard to
building and health and safety legislation
·        
Guide and support the design teams on standards of
quality, finish and compliance with the specification, having due regard to the
practical aspects of engineering design and constructions, the soundness and practicality
of design proposals, and the money being expended
·        
Provide adequate feedback on the performance of
Contractors, in form of weekly, monthly and quarterly site reports.
·        
Ensure familiarity and understanding of all the
relevant drawings and written instructions
·        
Take measurements of work done on site and samples
on site in order to feed into work certificate
·        
Identify technical problems or aspects of the work,
monitoring alterations or additions on site, advise the client and Contractor
and to recommend corrective action.
·        
The Clerks of Works will work closely with the
Contractor’s staff. S/he must, however, maintain independence for working in the
best interests of the client.
·        
In case of construction of buildings by directly
employed workers, the Clerk of Works shall be responsible for supervising them
·        
Keep detailed records of various aspects of the
work, put together in regular reports for the Project Manager and the client.
Records include details of: progress and any delays, the number and type of workers
employed, weather conditions, visitors to the site, drawings received,
deliveries and site instructions
·        
Share details of any significant events including
any serious deficiencies in health or safety performance observed while on
site.
·        
The incumbent will attend and report to pre-Contract
and site meetings
·        
Issue directions as authorized by the Project
Manager
·        
Prepare schedules of defects and to certify
rectification of snags
·        
Ensure that current knowledge, continuous
professional development, to make sure that s/he keeps abreast of developments
in areas such as new materials, practices, building services laws and
legislation, standards, methods of construction and health and safety
legislation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a Higher Diploma in
Civil and Building Engineering with at least four years of working experience
in a similar position.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the building
industry, including knowledge of materials, trades, methods and legal
requirements
·        
The incumbent should have working knowledge of
health and safety legislation and bring any shortfalls observed to the attention
of the person(s) concerned.
·        
Be physically fit, technically competent and
attentive to detail when checking work and materials
·        
Excellent spoken and written communication skills (knowledge
of the local working language in Soroti is required)
·        
Ability to establish an appropriate working
relationship with the Contractor’s staff
·        
Good judgment, be persuasive and diplomatic while
remaining independent
How to Apply: 
All candidates
should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae,
copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact, names and
addresses of three referees should be addressed to:
The Human
Resource & Administration Manager
Uganda Development
Corporation
Floor 5, Soliz
House
Plot 23 Lumumba
Avenue
P. O. Box 7042
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 21st September 2015
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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