Cost Estimation Specialist Job Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Project Formulation
About UNRA:
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Cost Estimation Specialist will be charged
with coming up with cost estimation methods to be used in determining the
design and construction costs. The incumbent will also be responsible for
preparing the unit rate analysis for all construction items using best cost
element of labour, material, equipment, overheads, risks and profit. In
addition the Specialist will be responsible for preparing cost comparisons of
both unit rates and per kilometre costs with similar on-going road and bridges
development and maintenance projects both in Uganda and within the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop templates for unit rate analysis and
    cost estimates;
  • Develop and implement systems to monitor all
    costs associated with design, construction and maintenance of roads and
    bridges in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Actively participate in preparation of tender
    and contract documents in line with UNRA standards and Annual Statutory performance
  • Prepare and analyze costs for bids in line
    with UNRA Directorate Work Plan.
  • Plan and undertake market re-assessment of
    bid prices in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement.
  • The incumbent will develop and implement cost
    optimization procedures for value for money analysis in line with UNRA
    Annual Statutory performance agreement.
  • Mentor and supervise the performance and
    development of staff under the section.
  • Take part in the preparation of tender and
    contract documents in line with UNRA standards and Annual Statutory
    performance agreement.
  • Prepare and analyse costs for bids in line
    with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement.
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks
    in the cost estimation activities and develop risk mitigation measures.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Project Formulation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Cost Estimation
    Specialist career vacancy should hold an honors degree in Quantity Surveying,
    Construction Management, or related field.
  • Possession 
    of a Master’s Degree in a related field and any other post graduate
    qualifications in Quantity or other relevant field will be an added
  • Professional registration with the Professional
    Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth
    is a must;
  • Five years’ experience in cost estimation for
    road related projects.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of integrity.
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to manage/supervise multi skilled teams
    and deliver accurate results in a timely manner and in an environment with
    multiple and challenging tasks.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten application letters, filled form (Download Here),
an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee letters (one of
whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training Centre addressed to

of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours

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