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04 October 2016

Pavement Specialist Employment Opportunity - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Design

About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament; The Uganda 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, among others.

Job Summary: The Pavement Specialist will be responsible for providing professional advice and development of pavement design and highway construction. The job holder will also be responsible for the compilation and analysis of the pavement condition and other relevant data including construction data and assist in evaluation of trends and patterns in pavement condition. In addition, the Pavement Specialist will be responsible for the design and quality assurance of pavement works and periodically monitoring the performance of the pavement and ensure life cycle cost effectiveness.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Keenly review and update the Authority’s pavement manual, standard drawings and specifications in line with UNRA guidelines;
  • The job holder will plan, develop and coordinate the implementation of the designs for all pavements in line with approved UNRA standards;
  • Plan, review and suggest modifications to all pavement performance related aspects in construction, maintenance and pavement design standards;
  • Plan and develop cost effective and innovative solutions for road/ pavement construction and maintenance projects in line with international standards and best practice;
  • Actively monitor compliance with standards and specifications for pavement design and workmanship;
  • Develop and implement sound leading edge pavement solutions for internal and external clients in line with international standards and best practice;
  • Develop and implement systems for conducting investigations into causes of pavement deterioration on UNRA roads in line with UNRA guidelines and standards;
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks in the pavement design activities and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Mentor and manage the performance and development of staff under the section.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head Design.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Pavement Specialist job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering, Highway Engineering;
  • For those with a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree in a related field and other post graduate qualifications in Civil Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Professional registration with the Professional Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is mandatory;
  • At least five years’ experience in Pavement/ materials engineering;
  • Prior exposure and experience in highways construction and pavement engineering and mix
  • design is an added advantage;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent track record of outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven ability to manage/supervise multi skilled teams and deliver accurate results in a timely manner and in an environment with multiple and challenging tasks.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link belowPlease follow the instructions at the link below. 

Click Here (Read Instructions) -> Register (Click Here) -> Application 

Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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