4 Project Engineering Assistant Job Placements – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Uganda
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. Now, with additional funding support by the Islamic Development Bank,
REA intends to integrate planned new electricity capacity into the national
grid, increase rural access rate to electricity in the North, North-Eastern
[Apac, Kole, Lira, Dokolo, Pader, Agago, Kitgum, Soroti, Katakwi, Tororo], and
South-Western[Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, Mitooma, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Ibanda,
Isingoro, Mbarara, Kyenjojo,Kabarole, Kamwenge] regions of the country and
contribute towards increasing the interconnection between Uganda and Rwanda.
Job Summary:
The Project Engineering Assistant will represent REA on a day-to-day basis,
ensuring that works are properly done by the contractors and are adequately
supervised. S/he will represent REA at the project site, confirm the progress
of construction and ensure quality and workmanship compliance and liaise with
key stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assisting with the overall field contract
    management, administration and coordination on behalf of the client.
  • Ensure the contractor’s activities are monitored and controlled in
    accordance with schedule, design specifications and contractual
    requirements.
  • Supervise construction work for quality compliance
  • Also, the Project Engineering Assistant will ensure supply and use
    of quality materials as per the contract
  • Ensure adherence to construction standards and good engineering
    practices during installation
  • Review and recommend change orders and or instructions
  • Audit poles delivered to site
  • Maintain a daily work log
  • Oversee and coordinate the entire value chain including suppliers,
    subcontractors and key stakeholders to mitigate any risks.
  • Prepare test protocols, schedule and facilitate network
    pre-commissioning and commissioning.
  • Facilitate site meetings and handover of completed network.
  • Conduct periodic defects liability inspections/audits, generate snag
    lists and follow-up correction of snags.
  • Report on progress, commitment and performance of the supervision
    consultant.
  • Ensure participation of key stakeholders during implementation of
    the project including the local community and service providers.
  • Any other duties as specified by the Head ofDepartment.
  • The Project Engineering Assistant shall be resident in the project
    area


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) Project Engineering Assistant
    must hold a Diploma in Electrical Engineering; a BSc. in Electrical
    Engineering will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of working experience in power line
    construction.
  • A valid class B ERA installation permit will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in power system commissioning and maintenance practices.
  • Computer literate and able to use Ms. Office applications for
    project management and report writing.
  • A valid driving license
  • Age: Below 40
    years
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: 25th May 2018 by 4:00PM
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