4 Resident Engineer Job Careers – Ministry of Works and Transport

Organization: Ministry of
Works and Transport
Project Name: Standard Gauge
Railway Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Tororo,
Iganga and Namanve, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Project
Coordinator / Technical
About US:
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport is
spearheading the development of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network. The
SGR project is being implemented over five (5) years as a regional project with
Uganda’s partner states of Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. The objective of
developing the SGR network is to provide a modern, fast, reliable, efficient,
and high capacity railway transport system as a seamless single railway
Job Summary: The Resident
Engineer will supervise the SGR construction works and the other activities of
the contractor at all the SGR construction sites within their respective areas
of jurisdiction (Tororo, Iganga, Jinja Bridge and Namanve).
Key Duties and
  • Ensure that the contractor mobilizes and
    supplies to the site all necessary plant and equipment.
  • Make sure that the contractor establishes
    and maintains an appropriate quality control regime, an accurate and
    robust survey control system and appropriate health and safety measures.
  • Consider, evaluate and comment upon the
    contractor’s work programmes, method statements, site organization,
    material sources, etc.
  • Regularly check that the quality of the
    materials and components brought to site are of acceptable quality and in
    accordance with the contract specifications.
  • The incumbent will inspect the works
    regularly, both complete and on-going, for compliance with the contract.
  • Ensure that the works are in full
    compliance with the requirements of the National Environmental Management
    Authority (NEMA) Act and Regulations.
  • Ensure that the works are constructed to
    the correct designed locations, shapes, lines and levels.
  • Ensure that road and railway traffic is
    not unnecessarily disrupted by the works.
  • The incumbent will arrange and conduct
    regular site inspections/meetings and prepare minutes of the said site
  • Measure the works progressively and upon
    completion, and maintain the measurement records.
  • Regularly check and verify the
    contractor’s payment requests, certify the quantities and values of work
  • Maintain records relating to the works
    including but not limited to correspondences, site diaries, minutes of
    site meetings, test certificates, progress photographs, etc.
  • Ensure that the contractor prepares and
    submits correct and accurate “as-built “drawings for the works.
  • Recommend certification of the completion
    of all or part of the works.
  • Supervise the execution of any outstanding
    works and/or correction of any defects in the works during the defects
    liability period.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s
    (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Membership of the Uganda Institute of
    Professional Engineers (UIPE) and registration with the Uganda Engineers
    Registration Board (ERB).
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years’ general
    experience as a Civil Engineer in a busy public/private sector
    organization involved in the development and/or maintenance of
  • Five years’ specific experience as a
    Resident Engineer or Assistant Resident Engineer or equivalent on a
    substantial road/railway project or construction work.
  • Computer literacy to a high level
    including proficiency in MS Office, MS Project and AutoCAD.
  • Personal Competencies:
    Leadership; Planning Organising and Coordination; Networking; effective
    Communication; Ethics and Integrity; Result orientation
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should send written
applications with letters of recommendation from either the current or previous
employer(s) covering the last three consecutive years of employment, copies of
academic certificates & transcripts, previous and current appointment
letters, curriculum vitae, and a recent passport size colour photograph.
Applications should be addressed to:-
The Project Coordinator, Standard Gauge Railway Project,
P. O. Box 27756, Kampala. Uganda
Applications should be delivered to the …New Vision Offices…
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
    contacted and Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to
  • Candidates who present forged
    documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
  • Envelopes containing applications should
    be clearly marked with both the position applied for and duty station.
Deadline: 28th September 2016

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