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Quantity Surveyor Careers - 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 Quantity Surveyor will be charged with developing methods of measurement of quantities to match the general specifications. The Quantity Surveyor will also be responsible for preparing the unit rate analysis for each major construction item using best cost elements of labour, material, equipment, overheads, risks and profit. In addition the Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for preparing cost comparisons of both input unit rates and aggregate cost per kilometer with similar ongoing road and bridges development and maintenance projects both in Uganda and within the region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop templates and data collection systems for unit rate analysis and cost estimates in line with UNRA’s guidelines and standards;
  • Develop standard BOQ to guide cost estimates of projects in line with UNRA standards and Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • The job holder will also develop 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;
  • Develop and implement cost optimization procedures for value for money analysis in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • The incumbent will manage procured services of quantity surveying in line with UNRA contract management guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head Design.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Quantity Surveyor job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Civil Engineering;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in a related field and other Post Graduate qualifications in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Cost Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Professional registration with a Professional Surveyors Board or its equivalent in the Commonwealth or relevant professional body is mandatory;
  • At least five years’ experience in cost estimation for road or bridge-related projects.
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • 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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