Materials Engineer Job Vacancies – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head Quality Control
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 Engineer will be responsible for all
UNRA quality assurance of soils and materials testing; reviewing tests results
and proposing necessary amendments to the design and construction works.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out independent soils and materials
    investigations in line with departmental standards and guidelines;
  • Conduct regular reviews of contractors and
    consultants’ quality assurance procedures and methodologies in line with
    departmental standards;
  • Conduct inspection and independent compliance
    checks on the designs in line with departmental standards;
  • Carry out reviews of soils and materials data
    and test results in line with departmental standards;
  • Respond to audit reports in line with
    departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Conduct Independent compliance inspections of
    construction works in line with departmental standards;
  • The incumbent will develop a risk matrix and
    put in place risk mitigation measures in the materials quality management;
  • Actively participate in Planning, budgeting
    and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and targets.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Quality Control.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Materials Engineer
    job opportunity should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering,
    Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering or any other
    related field;
  • Possession of a Post Graduate qualifications
    in a related field is an added advantage;
  • Professional registration with the ERB or
    relevant Association of professional engineers in the commonwealth
    countries is an added advantage;
  • Three years’ experience in Soils and
    Materials investigations and tests.
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding
    performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills.
  • Computer literacy skills
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
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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