Bridges and Structures Engineer Job Vacancy – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Bridges and Structures Specialist
About UNRA:
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 Bridges and Structures Engineer will render
support in managing site investigations and design of bridges and structures,
preparation of standard drawings and
documents. Furthermore, the Engineer will assist in site inspection of existing
bridges and structures during design, preparation and/or review of feasibility
studies and designs, durability assessment and providing input to the preparation
of bids for external tenders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in site inspection of
    existing bridges and structures in line with departmental targets and
  • Take part in the preparation of designs for
    bridges and structures in line with
  • departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Actively participate in the review of
    structural designs in line with departmental targets and guidelines;
  • Regularly inspect bridge and structures
    construction projects for compliance with design standards in line with
    departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Take part in the preparation of bidding documents
    for bridges and structures for construction works and services and
    external tenders in line with departmental guidelines and targets;
  • Participate in offering design services to
    external entities in line with departmental guidelines and targets;
  • Actively participate in quality management of
    design activities in line with department guidelines and standards;
  • Develop risk matrix and put in place risk
    mitigation measures on bridges and structures designs;
  • Respond to audit reports and implement agreed
    recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Participate in planning, budgeting and
    reporting in line with departmental guidelines and targets.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Bridges
    and Structures Specialist
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Bridges and
    Structures Engineer job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil
  • Possession of registration with the ERB or
    relevant Association of professional engineers in the Commonwealth is an
    added advantage;
  • Additional Post Graduate qualifications in
    Civil Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Three years’ experience in designing bridges
    and structures using Computer Aided Design Software (CADs).
  • Skills and knowledge in the preparation of
    structural drawings using AutoCAD application package
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their
handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee
letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training
Centre addressed to the:
of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours
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