Quantity Surveyor Jobs – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Job Title:   Quantity Surveyor
Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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: 
  • Price estimation and cost forecast of the different materials needed
    for the construction project.
  • Help in the preparation of tender documents, contracts, budgets,
    bills of quantities and other documentation
  • Track changes to the design and/or construction work and adjusting
    budget and cost projections accordingly
  • Review the services of contractors and/or subcontractors who work on
    the construction projections
  • Measure and value the work done on site and recommend on payments to
    be made.
  • liaise with the sub-contractors and other construction professionals
    such as architects, Civil Engineers to fulfill the corporations’
  • Select and/or source construction materials for in house projects
  • Write reports
  • Oversee quality control, health and safety matters of workers on the
    construction site.
  • Prepare various narratives, technical and financial reports as
  • Resolve any unforeseen technical difficulties and other problems
    that may arise in the process of the work.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)
    Quantity Surveyor job placement should possess a Bachelor of Science in
    Quantity Surveying, Bachelor of Science in Construction/ Building
    Economics or any other related course.
  • At least two years practical experience in related assignments. Must
    demonstrate experience in related tasks and seek to minimise the costs of
    construction projects and enhance value for money whilst ensuring that the
    projects meet all legal and quality assurance requirements and
  • A good working knowledge of MS Excel and the ability to use
    specialist software
  • Good knowledge of the construction industry
  • 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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