Ferry Engineer (Workshop) Job Vacancies – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
Ferry Services
About UNRA:
The 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
Ferry Engineer will be responsible for the timely maintenance and repair
support interventions to ferries countrywide. This will involve ensuring
that the Ferry components are effectively repaired from the ferry sites or
from the workshop/service providers and delivered to the ferry crossings.
The Ferry Engineer will also assist the Head Ferry Services in resource
planning, resource budgeting, implementation of OHS standards, among
others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Take part in the planning and
    budgeting in line with departmental guidelines and targets;
  • Ensures timely response to calls
    for repair interventions at ferry sites and keeps standby components
    available for immediate deployment;
  • Takes part in contract management
    of outsourced ferry related services and inputs/consumables;
  • Implements effective and
    efficient repair interventions in a businesslike and cost effective
    manner and in accordance with modern management practices
  • Ensures occupational, health and
    safety procedures in line with departmental standards and guidelines.
  • Maintains comprehensive physical
    and computerized workshop records system including history files, Job
    cards, asset registers, repair costs, repair consumables, among
    others.
  • Quickly respond to audit reports
    and implement agreed recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Significantly contributes to
    regular and ad hoc reports as required;
  • Manage the performance and
    development of staff in the unit in line with the performance
    management system of UNRA.
  • Perform any other duties as
    assigned by the Head Ferry Services
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Ferry
    Engineer (Workshop)job vacancy should hold an Degree in
    Marine/Nautical Science, Mechanical Engineering, or any other relevant
    qualification;
  • At least three years’ experience
    in ferries operations or marine services.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High levels of integrity;
  • Ability to work as part of a team
    and to develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal,
    particularly staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written
    communication skills;
  • 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 application 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 the:
Office of the Director Human Resource,
Uganda National Roads Authority,
Plot 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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