Bridges and Structures Specialist Career 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 Bridges and Structures Specialist will mainly
be in charge of planning, developing and implementing a system for carrying out
site investigations; design of bridges and structures; preparation of standard
drawings and bidding documents in line with UNRA guidelines and Standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Regularly review and update the Authority’s
    bridge and structures design manuals, standard drawings and specifications
    in line with UNRA guidelines and standards;
  • Plan and undertake site inspection and
    assessment of existing bridges and structures and make appropriate design
    review recommendations in line with UNRA Standards;
  • Develop and coordinate the preparation of
    bridges and structures designs in line with the Annual Statutory
    performance agreement;
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks
    in the bridges and structures activities and develop risk mitigation
    measures;
  • Keenly review and coordinate the process for
    the provision of value engineering of road infrastructure design in line
    with the UNRA guidelines;
  • Offer technical input to the preparation of statements
    of requirements/terms of references for bridges and structures studies and
    prepare proposals for tenders submitted to external clients;
  • Develop and implement a system for monitoring
    and supervision of bridges and structures design contracts in line with
    UNRA guidelines and standards;
  • 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 Bridges and
    Structures Specialist vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering,
    Highway Engineering or a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering from a
    recognized institution with a Master’s Degree in a relevant field;
  • Possession of 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 a must.
  • At least five years’ experience in designing
    bridges and structures;
  • Previous experience in preparing bidding
    documents and bids for bridges and structures;
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    diverse professionals.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding
    performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills;
  • Demonstrated 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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