2 Civil/ Geotechnical Engineer – Instrumentation & Monitoring Job Opportunities – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Generation
About UEGCL:
Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the
Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and
Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145.  UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of
the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of
electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring
countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor
the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira
Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the
Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development; Implement Flagship Hydropower Plant Projects of Karuma (600MW) and
Isimba (183MW; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Civil/Geotechnical
Engineer- Instrumentation & Monitoring will be expected to gain familiarity
with Instrumentation for monitoring Dam safety and underground Tunnels and
Caverns stability. The Engineer shall be familiar with installation practice,
testing and commissioning of field civil instrumentation such strain gauges,
piezometers etc. The job holder will be expected to learn and/or understand
field data collection techniques including surveying, geotechnical drilling and
sampling, field and laboratory testing instrument installation, calibration and
maintenance. He or she will be expected to carry out data analysis assignments
on dam structure stability based on data collected by him or given to him and
to make reports in formats useful for management decision making.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
During construction of the power plants and the
early phase of employment, the incumbent is expected to participate and perform
full-time construction work at the power plant construction sites, duties to
include participation in installation and commissioning of civil structure
gauges and metering.
In charge of quantity tracking, daily reporting and
regular interaction with project manager, is expected to become familiar with
geotechnical and environmental considerations for power plant construction projects
and gain knowledge and understanding of related construction activities
Carry out field sampling and testing, including
collection and logging of field samples; this includes geotechnical drilling,
instrumentation monitoring, survey (layout), and visual observation and
recording of site conditions
Perform standard or routine calculations; may input
data into and/or run standard or, in some cases, advanced computer programs
under supervision; shall include analysis of slope stability, rock fall, deep
and shallow foundations etc.
Expected to develop ability to recognize and
understand environmental regulations governing various power plant construction
Compile and submit information from reports and
published documents and under limited supervision, evaluate or analyze the
compiled information following standard methods or specific instructions
Recognize and identify discrepancies in results
obtained in such assignments and follow up through a series of related steps or
procedures, as directed by more senior personnel; refer unresolved situations
and/or activities to the project manager
Understand and apply safety requirements in the
May from time to time be asked to prepare work
scope, cost estimates, may perform calculations, gather or review information.
Will be required to follow all applicable health and
safety procedures associated with work environment
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate in necessitated to hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering or related engineering
Possession of a Postgraduate training will be an
added advantage.
At least three or more years of working at a
Hydropower plant construction site or with a geological survey team, or a civil
construction company in similar or related role.
Past exposure and experience with desktop and
industry-specific software including AutoCAD, MicroStation, MS Excel, MS Word,
MS PowerPoint, and MS Project are required
Skills in coordination particularly with
subcontractors (such as analytical laboratories and drillers) while performing
office assignments
Ability to assess existing site conditions as a
routine and all findings of such work will be reviewed and approved by the
project manager or other senior personnel
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies
of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their
full addresses to:
The Chief
Executive Officer,
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd Floor,
UEDCL Tower,
Plot 37
Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 75831,
Kampala. Uganda
Or to the
Company’s branch office
Plot 18-20
Faraday Road, Amberley Estate,
P.O. Box 1101,
Jinja Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 6th November,
2015 by 5.00 p.m.

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