Network Engineer Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Job Title:  Network Engineer
Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
Network Planning
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 Network
Engineer will be tasked with the collection of road network and
bridge asset data. The Engineer will  offer support in updating and maintaining
the road and bridge Asset Management Systems as well as participate in the formulation
of appropriate Asset Management Strategies and investment plans.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Network Engineer will collect
    road and bridge assets inventory data in line with departmental guidelines
    and standards;
  • Regularly review and update the
    road and bridge management systems;
  • Actively participate in the
    development of an asset management system in line with
  • departmental targets and
  • Render support in the
    identification of roads, bridges and structures to be included in the
    annual investment plan in line with departmental targets;
  • Update the cost data for road and
    bridge works (in liaison with the cost estimation unit) and input to
    the road and bridge department;
  • Render support in the preparation
    of schedules for network data collection activities in line with
    departmental targets;
  • Respond to audit reports and
    implement agreed recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Develop a risk matrix and put in
    place risk mitigation measures in the management of road network and
    bridge asset data;
  • Take part in the planning,
    budgeting and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and
  • Mentor and supervise the performance
    of direct reports in line with the performance management system of
  • Perform any other duties as
    assigned by the Head Network Planning.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the UNRA Network
    Engineer job vacancy should hold an Honours Degree in Civil
    Engineering or any other related field;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree
    in Civil Engineering or 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;
  • At least three years’ experience
    in road asset management projects;
  • Significant asset management
    experience and a comprehensive knowledge of infrastructure asset
    management processes, procedures and practices;
  • High level of computer skills and
    experience in the use of asset management
  • systems, database management,
    spreadsheets, word processing, scheduling and computer based
    estimating and GIS;
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of
    outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal,
    particularly staff/management relations;
  • 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
) , 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,
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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