Principal Civil Engineer Career Opportunity – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:  Chief Civil Engineer
About URC:
Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under
an Act of Parliament to construct, operate and maintain railway, marine and
road services both inside and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and
goods. As a result of privatisation of operations, the mandate of URC changed
from that of an operator to that of asset holder, concession monitor and
advisor on railway technical matters.
Job Summary: The Principal
Civil Engineer will deputise the Chief Civil Engineer and responsible for the
permanent way.
Key Duties and
  • Supporting
    the Chief Civil Engineer monitor the railway concessionaire (RVR)’s
    compliance with the infrastructure concessionaire obligations (by regular
    inspection and other methods) and regularly reporting thereon.
  • Manage
    the staff under his supervision for effective service delivery, efficiency
    and economy.
  • Regularly
    inspect all the Corporation’s non-conceded infrastructure to assess its
    condition and to determine its rehabilitation, repair and/or maintenance
  • Prepare
    the statements of requirements (designs, drawings, specifications, bills
    of quantities, schedules, etc.) and cost estimates for required civil
    engineering works and supplies;
  • The
    incumbent will also prepare the statements of requirements (terms of
    reference) and cost estimates for required civil engineering consultancy
    and non-consultancy services;
  • In
    charge of the provision of the civil engineering support to the
    Corporation’s Procurement and Disposal Unit including conducting pre-bid
    site inspections, answering pre-bid queries, evaluation of bids,
    negotiation of contracts and drafting of contracts;
  • Manage
    the civil engineering supply/works/services contracts.
  • Manage
    the way leaves ensuring that – among other things – only those that are
    essential are granted and that the granted way leaves are constructed,
    operated and maintained in accordance with the respective way leave
  • Mentor
    and supervise the permanent way staff.
  • Train
    and mentor the trainee civil engineers.
  • Prepare
    and submit reports to the Chief Civil Engineer.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil
    Engineering or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Membership
    of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) and
    registration with the Uganda Engineers’ Registration Board (ERB).
  • Possession
    of a relevant Master’s degree from a recognised institution will be an
    added advantage
  • A
    minimum of ten years’ work experience, at least three (3) of which at
    senior level, as a civil engineer with a busy public-sector organisation
    involved substantially in the planning, design, construction,
    rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of civil engineering facilities.
    Experience with a railway organisation and permanent way (railway track)
    engineering experience will be added advantages.
  • Computer
    literacy with excellent knowledge of Microsoft OFFICE, Microsoft PROJECT
    and Autodesk AUTOCAD.
  • Good
    working knowledge of the Uganda Public Procurement and Disposal of Public
    Assets (PPDA) law and regulations. Basic knowledge of the procurement
    rules and procedures of at least one of the major multi-lateral funding
    agencies (World Bank, European Development Fund, African Development Bank,
    etc.) will be an added advantage.
  • Possess
    excellent writing skills.
  • Proven
    ability to work under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Be
    a Ugandan citizen.
  • Age: Above 38 years
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications
accompanied with a current CV clearly stating current position and
responsibilities, photocopies of academic certificates and testimonials and
complete addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and their e-mail
addresses to the address indicated below;
Office of the Managing Director,
Plot 57, Nasser Road,
P.O Box 7150, Kampala.
Deadline: 29th August,
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