Drainage Engineer Job Placement – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Hydrologist
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 Drainage Engineer will actively participate
in the execution of hydrological and hydraulic studies for drainage catchments
including determination of catchment areas and rainfall intensities;
calculation of catchment run offs and discharge characteristics for bridges and
drainage structures. The Drainage Engineer will also participate in the
determination of flood lines, slopes, capacity and sizes of various drainage
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry out Hydraulic and Hydrological studies
    • Draft Initial assessment report
      submitted to the Hydrologist sizing of various drainage structures
    • Draft Hydraulic and Hydrological report
      submitted to the Hydrologist.
    • Participate in the review of drainage
      aspects of all feasibility studies and designs
    • Ensure comments prepared and submitted
      to the Hydrologist
  • Actively participate in the inspection of drainage
    works to ensure design
  • standards are not being compromised
  • Ensure draft inspection reports are prepared
    and submitted to the Hydrologist
  • Actively participate in the management of risk
    on drainage activities
    • Risk register generated and updated throughout
      the design process.
    • Ensure effective mitigation measures
      are formulated and implemented.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Hydrologist.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Drainage Engineer job
    vacancy should hold an honors degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental
    Engineering, Hydrology or in any other relevant field.
  • Professional registration with the relevant
    Association of professional engineers is an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in hydraulic
    and hydrological engineering and studies.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • 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 hand deliver their handwritten application letters, filled form (Download Here) ,
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

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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