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,
Kampala.
Deadline: 8th February 2019
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