Fresher Materials Technician Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Materials Engineer
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 Materials Technician will primarily be
responsible for carrying out routine inspection, field and laboratory materials
testing for road and bridge development and maintenance projects for quality
control purposes. In addition, the Technician will be responsible for obtaining
representative field samples, and inspection of ongoing construction works for
compliance to engineering plans and specifications.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will offer support in
    conducting independent soils and materials investigations on the design
    and construction works by obtaining representative field samples in accordance
    with the approved soils and materials testing manual;
  • Actively participate in the review of
    contractors and consultants’ quality assurance procedures and
    methodologies;
  • Conduct inspection and independent checks of
    design and construction works for compliance with approved quality
    procedures, method statement and testing plan;
  • Actively participate in the review of soils
    and materials data and test results in line with soils and material
    testing manual;
  • Routinely inspect construction works to
    ensure materials used conform to engineering plans, specifications and
    standards.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Materials
    Engineer.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Materials
    Technician job opportunity should hold an Ordinary Diploma in Civil
    Engineering or any other related field;
  • At least two years’ experience in Soils and
    Materials investigations and tests.
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • Good team player
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations skills
  • Ability to 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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