Project Engineering Officer Job Opportunities – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job Title:      Project
Engineering Officer (PEO)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Principal
Project Engineer (Construction)

              

About US:

The Rural
Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification
Board (REB). The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural
Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of
rural electrification projects under several sources of funding.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Engineer Officer will provide
support to the Senior Project Engineers in Supervision of Construction projects
assigned in the Project Development and Management. She/he will supervise construction
of rural electrification projects for quality compliance and shall be
responsible for ensuring and enhancing quality of works and workmanship and
represent the Agency in the management of projects including liaising with key
stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensure
effective contract management so that REA programs and contractual deliverables
are achieved.

·       
Review
and update reports and implementation requirements as needed throughout project
implementation period.

·       
Supervise
construction works for quality compliance, ensuring supply and use of quality
materials as specified in contracts.

·       
Ensure
adherence to good engineering practices with reference to contracts and where
necessary review and recommend change orders and or instructions to mitigate
compensation challenges.

·       
Prepare
test protocols, schedule and facilitate network pre-commissioning and
commissioning

·       
Actively
participate in stakeholder meetings during implementation of the project including
the local community and service providers during implementation of projects.

·       
Oversee
the entire value chain including suppliers, subcontractors and key stakeholders
to mitigate any risks.

·       
Confirm
placement of orders and delivery schedules of supplies.

·       
Review
and recommend approval of subcontractors in line with contractual requirements
including conducting due diligence.

·       
Conduct
periodic defects liability inspections/audits, generate snag lists and
follow-up correction of snags.

·       
Review,
certify, and submit progress of works and subsequent payments thereof.

·       
Schedule
and conduct periodic defects liability inspections/audits, generate snag lists
and follow up correction of snags.

·       
Monitor
and report any environmental and social compliance concerns.

·       
Facilitate
handover of completed network.

·       
Prepare
and submit comprehensive project closure reports

·       
Any
other duties specified by the Head of Department

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

·       
A
Master’s degree and or a Post graduate diploma in Project Management is an
added advantage

·       
Working
experience of at least 6 years in powerline construction.

·       
Experience
in powerline construction supervision and project management

·       
Knowledge
of power system commissioning and maintenance practice.

·       
Well-developed
interpersonal, communication and public relations skills.

·       
Be
willing to travel to project field areas at short notice

·       
Computer
knowledge

·       
Demonstrated
reporting skills

·       
Age:  Below 40
years old

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send a typed cover letter, together with a current CV, copies of
academic transcripts and certificates plus names and addresses of three (3)
reputable referees should be directly submitted to:

 

The Chief Executive
Officer

Rural Electrification
Agency

Plot 10 Windsor Loop
Kololo

2nd Floor, House Of
Hope

P.o box 7317
kampala. Uganda

 

Deadline: 7th August 2020 by 2:00pm

 

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