UNRA Jobs – Cost Estimator – Uganda National Roads Authority


Job Title:    Cost Estimator

Organization: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About UNRA:

The Uganda National
Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by the National Authority Act, No. 15 of
2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008. The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns.


Job Summary:  The Cost Estimator will assist the Cost Estimation
Specialist in ensuring that the cost estimation methods used in determining the
design and construction costs are in line with the industrial accepted
standards. The Estimator will also be responsible for caring out unit rate
analysis for all construction items using best cost element of labor, material,
equipment, overheads, risks and profit. In addition, the Estimator will be
responsible for preparing cost comparisons of both unit rates and per kilometer
costs with similar on-going road and bridges development and maintenance
projects both in Uganda and within the region.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

templates for unit rate analysis and cost estimates;

and implement systems to monitor all costs associated with design, construction
and maintenance of roads and bridges in line with UNRA Annual Statutory
performance agreement;

in preparation of tender and contract documents in line with UNRA standards and
Annual Statutory performance agreement;

and analyze costs for bids in line with UNRA Directorate Work Plan;

market re-assessment of bid prices in line with UNRA Annual Statutory
performance agreement;

cost optimization procedures for value for money analysis in line with UNRA
Annual Statutory performance agreement;

risks in the cost estimation activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Cost Estimator job
must hold an honors degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management,
Engineering or related field;

postgraduate qualification in a related field will be an added advantage;

to a professional body is an added advantage;

At least
three years of experience in construction cost estimation;

literacy is a must.

level of computer skills and experience in the use of database management,
spreadsheets, word processing, scheduling and computer based estimating tools.

level of integrity;

track record of outstanding performance;

interpersonal, particularly staff/management relations;

oral and written communication skills.


How to Apply:

All qualified
candidates who wish to join the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) in the
aforementioned capacity should apply online.





Deadline: 2nd November 2020


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