4 Senior Construction Engineer Job Careers – 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.
Job Summary:  The Senior Construction Engineer will be
primarily responsible for ensuring the development of quality and acceptable
designs by the Project Contractor, construction supervision and overall project
management of the project. She/he will ensure that the key project milestones
are realized within agreed timelines, while managing scope and budget. The
engineers shall each be resident in a respective project region of; Northern,
Central, Southern and Eastern. Applicants shall therefore specify the region of
preference.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guide the contractor during the development of the engineering
    design report
  • Supervise construction work for quality compliance
  • 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
  • Test and inspect all poles, equipment and materials delivered to
    site prior to acceptance
  • Facilitate the development of weekly and monthly implementation work
    plans and ensure compliance to these plans. He/she maintain updated weekly
    and monthly scheduled, dully signed off by the contractor, consultant and
    the engineer.  
  • Maintain a weekly work log, monthly updated reports and quarterly
    updated report 
  • Monitor the progress of the project against agreed timelines and key
    deliverables and ensure execution within agreed timelines.
  • Manage scope and budget with a focus of economic designs and
    construction standards
  • Manage 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 and commitment and performance of the supervision
    consultants,
  • Ensure participation of key stakeholders during implementation of
    the project including the local community and service providers.
  • Perform any other duties as specified by the Head of Department.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical
    Engineering.
  • Master’s degree in engineering or related field is an added
    advantage
  • Project management training will be an added advantage
  • Working experience of at least five years, with at least four years’
    experience in electricity construction supervision and project management.
  • Professional registration is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in design of electricity distribution networks.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and public relations
    skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3
reputable referees to:
The Executive
Director,
Rural
Electrification Agency,
Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,
House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317
Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 28th June 2019
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