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09 August 2017

Transmission Line Engineer Careers - Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)



Job Title:        Transmission Line Engineer
Organisation: Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is responsible for bulk purchase of electricity from the generating companies and selling the electricity in bulk to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity to Uganda. UETCL envisions: “To become a leading strategic business partner in the transmission and Single Buyer Business and to support sustainable energy development in Uganda.”

Job Summary: The Transmission Line Engineer will support UETCL in construction management and supervision during execution of the contracts up to completion.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Participate in tendering, evaluations up to contract award in the line with Government of Uganda and World Bank procurement requirements.
  • Support the Projects through preparation of weekly, monthly quarterly and annual project progress reports as required by the Project Coordinator.
  • Keenly review and cause approval of designs as submitted by the Contractor through the Supervision Consultant
  • Review of Contractors’ procedures for Quality Assurance through the Supervision Consultant for the designs, manufacture, installation, testing and handover
  • Work in liaison with the Consultant for supervision to carryout daily Supervision of all physical works particularly on electrical engineering aspects of the transmission line.
  • Co-ordinate all Civil engineering works, mechanical and related works and ensures that interests of the Employer are well protected.
  • Manage all electrical engineering related works (insulation and stringing) so as to achieve quality and economy of works in line with the contract requirements.
  • Supervise project activities in accordance with project works plans and recommend corrective action to ensure timely delivery and cost effective outputs.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the UETCL Assistant Project Manager job placement should hold a good University Degree in Electrical or Mechanical or Civil Engineering or similar relevant qualification.
  • Professional registration with relevant body will be added advantage.
  • The applicant must have been involved in the construction and or construction supervision/management of at least three (3) transmission line construction projects of at least 132kV and 50km long.
  • Additional training in Project Management will be added advantage.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of Industrial & SHE regulations.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Ms Projects or similar project scheduling and monitoring tool.
  • Hold a clean and valid National Driving Permit.
  • Analytical skills, Interpersonal skills, Supervisory skills, Report writing skills.
  • Ability to withstand stressful work situations and have willingness to work long hours outside the normal hours.
  • A person of high integrity, must be highly motivated, innovative and a committed team player.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and be away from duty station for extended periods.

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualification certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three (3) referees to:

The Manager,
Human Resource and Administration
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited
P.O. Box 7625
Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 18th August 2017

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