Embassy Jobs – Electrician and Estates Officer – British High Commission (BHC)

Job Title:       Electrician and Estates
Organization: British High Commission (BHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Office Notice No.: 15/19 KPL
Starting Monthly Salary: UGX 2, 277, 166 gross
About US:
The British High Commission is the diplomatic liaison office
that aims to develop and maintain close bilateral relations with Uganda, in
accordance with British government policies. The British High Commission is
responsible for the political relationship between the UK and Uganda, and we
provide advice and guidance on political and governance issues. BHC provides
assistance and documentary services to British nationals in Uganda. The UK
Trade and Investment Section provides assistance to both British and Ugandan
Job Summary:  The Electrician and Estates Officer will serve
as the Electrician providing electrical services to the British High Commission
office building, the Official Residence, and 29 residences ensuring all
electrical installations are in compliance with UK building standards.  In addition, the Electrician will provide
support to the rest of the Artisan team in the form of deliveries, record
keeping and supervision of contractors. Support Estates Team with
administrative tasks and duties as required. Improving procedures, carrying out
health & safety checks and completing critical reports required for the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provision of Electrical Services:
  • Undertake electrical work
    across the Estate. Monitor utility use and report abnormal use of
  • Carry out inspections of
    electrical installations as requested and provide a report on findings
    making recommendations to resolve the problems.
  • Complete electrical work
    requests from assignment of task to completion ensuring that work is
    carried out to a high standard within the agreed period as set out in the
    Corporate Services Charter.  Ensure
    all Works Request are signed off at the end of the task confirming the
    customer is satisfied with the works carried out.
  • Carry out planned yearly
    preventative maintenance works on electrical installations.
  • Carry out weekly battery
    and radiator checks on the BHC office stand by generator.
  • Be compliant with the
    Health and Safety guidance to ensure tools and equipment used to carry out
    all the electrical work are well maintained and are in a good
    condition.  Report any defects
    immediately to Maintenance Manager and ensure tools are kept locked away
    after use.
  • Provide Supervision of
    technical and non-technical contractor’s works as requested.
  • Provide technical input
    and support prior to and during official events
Estates Administration:
  • Manage the electrical
    stores, and keep up to date records from all deliveries and
    issuances.  Participate in stores
    and asset inventory checks as requested.
  • Supporting the Estates
    Officer and Estates Manager to record all relevant information relating to
    utility payments for UMEME and NW&SC.
  • Prepare maintenance
    schedules for preventative maintenance one week prior for works on A/Cs,
    generator service and electrical safety; liaising with UK Based staff and
  • Complete health and Safety
    checks and other reports required for the PCA.
  • Provide back up to the
    store keeper and leave cover to team members as appropriate
Additional Works:
  • Carry out lawn mower
    checks and basic repairs. Make recommendations to rectify the problems.
  • Provide DSTV installation
  • Provide technical repairs
    on telephone handsets and prompt feedback on the situation and the way

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for
    the British High Commission (BHC) Electrician and Estates Officer job
    should hold a Diploma and or Post- Secondary Training in Electricals.
  • Qualified Electrician
  • Organisational Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Health and safety
  • Administrative knowledge
  • Desirable qualifications,
    skills and experience 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft
    Office packages especially Excel
  • Competencies: Making
    Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality
    Service, Delivering at Pace
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to
join the British High Commission in the aforementioned capacity should apply by
clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 18th November 2019
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