2 World Bank Senior Project Engineer Job Opportunities – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural
Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75.
REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The
Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity
connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet
national electricity access targets.
About World Bank ERT III
The Government of Uganda (GoU) has received financing from the
International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank in the amount of
US$135 million equivalent towards the cost of Uganda Energy for Rural
Transformation Phase III (ERT III) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds
to payments for consulting services to be procured under the project. The
Project Development Objective of ERT III Project is to increase access to
electricity in rural areas of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Senior
Project Engineer will oversee the implementation of electricity distribution
network extension and intensification works for the different World Bank-funded
activities under the ERT III project country wide. He/she will represent REA in
the management of distribution network extension/intensification projects and
will be REA’s liaison person with relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth and
effective project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Contract Management which involves submission,
verification and certification of securities; scheduling timely site handover;
timely submission and filing of reports, programmes and key contractual
deliverables throughout implementation period to review, update and approve
reports and deliverables throughout the implementation period hence ensuring
contract effectiveness; and reporting compliance and completeness of key
reporting requirements and deliverables.
To supervise construction work for quality
compliance by ensuring supply and use of quality materials as per contract,
ensure adherence to good engineering practices with reference to the contract
and the engineering memorandum, and to review and recommend change orders and
or instructions.
The jobholder will represent REA in the
management of rural electrification projects through stakeholder identification
and involvement and to ensure participation of key stake holders during project
Conduct project monitoring, control, quality
management, and reporting throughout the project cycle to ensure adherence to
contractual requirements; to review detailed engineering designs drawings, and
other relevant documentation prior to manufacturing and commencement of works
at site; to develop and implement a quality control plan with focus on critical
project milestones, activities and equipment; to prepare quality control
protocols; to schedule and facilitate network pre commissioning and
commissioning activities; and to facilitate handover of completed project works
as detailed in the contract.
Work closely with the Social and Environmental
Specialist at REA to monitor the project’s compliance with environmental and
social safeguard instruments that include, among others, the Environmental and
Social Management Framework (ESMF), the Environmental and Social Management
Plan (ESMP), the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and all relevant Word Bank
policies as detailed in the Project’s Financing Agreement; to ensure timely submission
of the contractor’s ESMP implementation report, to review for completeness in
conjunction with the environmental unit and to facilitate environmental audit
exercise during the project closure.
Participate in project preparation and
supervision by conducting field visits to verify and update scope, designs, and
material quantities; and to supervise the development statement of requirements
and preparation of bidding documents; to facilitate the procurement of project
contractors; and to prepare terms of reference (TORs) for consultancy services
and to facilitate the related procurement activities.
Keenly review payment certificates and
consultancy fee notes and submit as necessary for payment and to ensure timely
payment of contractors’ invoices and consultancy fee notes.
Perform any other duties as specified by the

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Electrical Engineering from a recognized University.
Professional registration and membership with an
Engineering Professional body will be an added advantage.
Possession of a Masters in Power engineering or
the equivalent will be an added advantage.
Additional training in Project Management will
be an advantage.
At least seven years’ experience, five of which
should have been in designing and implementing electricity distribution
projects up to 33 kV.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and
public relations skills.
High degree of integrity
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant
academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and
their email / day time telephone contacts) to:
The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 16th November 2017 by
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