3 Senior Project Engineer Job Placements – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager
Project Development and Management,
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 ECP Project:
The Rural
Electrification Agency (REA) is implementing the Electricity Connections Policy
(ECP) whose goal is to increase electricity access from the current 20% to 60%
by 2027. The ECP was designed to address the major challenges that have kept
electricity connections low and hence enable acceleration of connectivity
throughout Uganda. The ECP targets to achieve a minimum of 300,000 connections
per year in order to achieve this goal.
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.
  • To represent REA in the management of rural electrification projects
    through stakeholder identification and involvement and to ensure
    participation of key stake holders during project implementation.
  • To carry out 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.
  • To collaborate with 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.
  • To 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.
  • To 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.
  • To carry out any other duties as specified by the Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • 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. Masters in Power engineering
    or the equivalent will be an added advantage
  • Additional training in project management will be an added
    advantage.
  • Working experience of at least seven (7) years, of which at least
    five (5) years should have been in designing and implementing electricity
    distribution projects up to 33 kV.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and public relation skills.
  • A proven integrity record
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: 24th June 2019
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