Geotechnical Specialist Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Geotechnical Engineer
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 Geotechnical Specialist will be conducting independent
Geotechnical data
tests and analyses, reviewing quality of ground support systems and slope
designs and making recommendations on ground support systems. The Geotechnical
Specialist will also be responsible for reviewing ground conditions to ensure
that unforeseen situations are detected at an early stage to enable corrective
design and construction measures to be implemented. In addition, the incumbent will
support the design of built structures using specialized computer software or
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan detailed field investigations in line
    with departmental standards and targets;
  • Conduct independent Geotechnical investigations
    in line with departmental standards and targets;
  • Conduct reviews and quality assurance on
    geotechnical reports submitted by external Service Providers in line with
    departmental standards;
  • Perform regular reviews on ground conditions
    during design in line with departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Assess the materials to be used for each
    project in line with departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Responding to audit reports in line with
    departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Develop a risk matrix and put in place risk
    mitigation measures in the Geotechnical area;
  • Actively participate in Planning, budgeting
    and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and targets.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Geotechnical
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Geotechnical
    Specialist job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering,
    Geology, or related field;
  • Professional registration with the ERB or
    relevant Association of professional engineers in the commonwealth
    countries is a must;
  • Possession of Post Graduate qualifications in
    Civil Engineering, Geology, or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in Geotechnical
    investigations for roads and bridges.
  • Working knowledge in the design of built
    structures using specialized computer software.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their
handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download
) , 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:
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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