Several Highway Engineer Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Highway Specialist
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 Highway Engineer will render support in
carrying out route assessments, preparation of the geometric designs entailing
horizontal and vertical alignment design and preparation of design drawings. The
incumbent will also support in the design of ancillary features including
utility services and ICT ducts, road side furniture, crush barrier systems,
traffic diversions as well as participating in the inspection of road
construction projects in line with the designed standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Render support in the preparation of the
    geometric designs in line with departmental guidelines and targets;
  • Regularly inspect road construction projects
    for compliance with design standards in line with departmental guidelines
    and standards;
  • Actively participate in offering external
    design services in line with departmental targets;
  • Conduct quality management and confirmation
    of measurements of the executed works in line with bills of quantities,
    standards, and specifications;
  • Develop risk matrix and put in place risk
    mitigation measures on geometric designs;
  • Regularly respond to audit reports and
    implement agreed recommendations within
  • specified time frames;
  • Actively participate in the planning,
    budgeting and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and targets.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Highway
    Specialist.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Highway Engineer
    job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering;
  • Professional registration with the ERB or
    relevant Association of professional engineers in the Commonwealth
    countries is an added advantage;
  • Possession of Post Graduate qualifications in
    Civil Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years’ experience in highway
    design for major road projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in any of the highway
    design software such as MX roads, Civil 3D High degree of integrity;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Proven track record of outstanding
    performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills;
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their
handwritten application letters, filled application 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 the:
Office
of the Director Human Resource,
Uganda
National Roads Authority,
Plot
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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