Officer Civil Engineer Job Opportunities - Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Job Title:      Officer Civil Engineer
Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Supervisor Estates & Utilities
Job Code: HRM/072/601

About URA:
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Officer Civil Engineer will manage the operations, maintenance, constructions and repairs to URA’s buildings to ensure a conducive working environment

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Oversee and report on the maintenance work of URA buildings/Offices to maintain a conducive work environment:
  • Develop periodic maintenance plans on a quarterly basis in respect to the budgetary aspects.
  • Study structural suitability (structural appraisal of buildings) and document findings.
  • Handle minor repair works e.g. repair of furniture, doors as and when it comes etc.
  • Prepare and submit technical reports on the implementation of the planned site visits.
Develop drawings, layouts, Bills of Quantities, technical specifications, scope of work and TORs for bid solicitation
  • Identify and document user needs for construction of the buildings or renovations of buildings
  • Develop drawings, BOQs, technical specifications, TORs for various locations in line with requests /approved plans and or instructions from the line manager.
  • Draw plans, sections and elevations of structures and submit to the line supervisor for further management
The Engineer will also supervise all contracted works and services, recommend payments and prepare final account of projects and performance review of contracts on all projects to ensure value for money
  • Identify and develop a checklist of project outputs and share the expected outputs from the prospective Service Provider with the budget holder.
  • Carry out project supervision, review performance of contractors and write technical reports.
  • Review BOQs, technical specifications and TORs.
  • Inspect works, verify and recommend payment of contractors for completed works
  • Handle contract issues related to implementation e.g. shop drawings, material approvals, variations, project final account and contract performance.
  • Supervise and quality assure all engineering consultancy services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda Revenue Authority URA Officer Civil Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering obtained from a recognized Institution
  • Registered Engineer with an appropriate body of Engineers at a national level
  • Additional training in Contract Management & Project Planning and Management is desirable
  • A minimum of three years working experience in the relevant engineering work (management of construction projects or properties) from a reputable organization.
  • Previous exposure and experience in supervising construction projects is required
  • Working knowledge of the procurement procedures and laws (PPDA Act)
  • Knowledge in the preparation of Bills of Quantities
  • Skilled and experience in drawings
  • Good proposal and report writing skills
  • Certification of work under projects
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the Engineering Profession in Uganda.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical thinking
  • Keen eye for detail and good design
  • Excellent numeracy and a good level of scientific understanding
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly oral/written skills
  • Excellent people and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both as part of a team, and on your own initiative
  • Strong technical drawing and interpretation skills
  • Good computer skills and familiarity with industry-specific software and modelling programs
  • Resilience and ability to travel frequently

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click Here, ‘CAREERS -> EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register, else continue)’ to view detailed job description of the roles and responsibilities and other required competencies. All applicants are required to scan and attach copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.

Note: The list of shortlisted and successful candidates will be published on the URA website. Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged academic documents will be charged in the courts of law.

Deadline:  2nd May 2017 at 11:59pm

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