Civil Engineer Jobs – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Job Title:   Civil Engineer
Organisation: Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Property Management Officer (PPMO)

About US:
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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Act as a Technical Adviser to the Contractor and supervise the works of the Site Engineer, Manager, Technicians, Craftsmen, Masons, Plumbers and other related workers and maintain precise and regular journal of work progress.
  • Manage, monitor, interpret and explain the building plan, drawing and design documents supplied by the service providers.
  • Maintain constant coordination between contractor and service providers.
  • Maintain constant liaison with the Contractor and their representatives (Architects, Engineers and Surveyors), including attending regular meetings to ensure the pace of work progress.
  • Maintain liaison with the local authority (where appropriate to the projcct) and sort out emerging issues in consultation to ensure uninterrupted progress of the construction works.
  • Ensure that the construction activities are carried out according to the plans, designs and drawings and ascertain accuracy of the qualities, quantities and proportions of the construction materials arc precisely maintained.
  • Ensure that all materials used and works performed are in accordance with the specifications indicated in the contract document.
  • Ensure that the works timely progress in order to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Oversee quality control, health and safety matters of workers on the construction site.
  • Prepare various narratives, technical and financial reports as required.
  • Resolve any unforeseen technical difficulties and other problems that may arise in the process of the work in consultation with the Executive Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) Civil Engineer job placement should possess a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; other relevant post graduate qualifications are an added advantage.
  • At least three years practical experience in related assignments.
  • Experience in civil construction works, technical experience including construction contract management and supervision.
  • Good knowledge of the relevant design norms and construction legislation.
  • Excellent knowledge of design and visualizations software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D or similar
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Shows good leadership and supervisory abilities
  • High level of integrity

How to Apply:
The applications should be accompanied with current CV clearly stating current position, 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,

Deadline: 8th February 2019

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