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Project & Maintenance Engineer Jobs - Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Director Facilities & Capital Projects

About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Job Summary: The Project & Maintenance Engineer will support the university grow and deliver excellent facilities for its students and staff. The Project and Maintenance Engineer is a key position in that growth and he or she will work closely with the University’s top leadership in planning and executing new and renovation projects. The position requires a person who can work on large projects as well as problem solve to come up with creative solutions. The Project & Maintenance Engineer will be in-charge of all facility construction and renovation and maintenance of the buildings thereof, in the University.  She/he will well as plan, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate projects ensuring the specification is being followed and work is proceeding on schedule and budget.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan and manage projects and maintenance schedules
  • Supervise projects and maintenance works to ensure that the relevant quality assurance procedures are followed
  • Measure the onsite works, materials and prepare quality interim payment certificates
  • Regularly monitor technical (steel reinforcement, on-site changes concrete QA, pre-cast pre-stressed QA) aspects of the works
  • Work closely with the engineers and consultants contracted to solve technical and contractual issues
  • Keenly monitor progress, quality, safety and environmental aspects of the works
  • Regularly monitor health, safety security and environmental issues on site
  • Monitor sub-contractors work against the approved works
  • Holding regular meetings with contractor on design, construction, quality and progress aspects
  • Prepare variation orders as required
  • Make monthly program- progress reports on all matters related to project performance and completion in the form of comprehensive site records
  • Work in liaison with Faculty of Science and Technology in supervision of students and interns attached to the Directorate of Facilities and Capital Projects
  • Perform any other official duties as assigned by the Director Facilities & Capital Projects.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the UCU Project & Maintenance Engineer  job placement must hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized institute of higher learning.
  • The incumbent must also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or its equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning with additional training in construction project management.
  • At least two years of proven work experience in overseeing a successful construction with a reputable construction company will be added advantage.
  • Proficient computer skills especially in word processing, use of spreadsheets and PowerPoint.
  • Impeccable level of integrity and capable of going an extra mile in execution of duties.
  • She/he should be a mature and committed Christian.

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three (Academic, Leadership, Pastoral) references. Please remember to attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts to:

The Manager, Human Resource & Administration,
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O Box 4, Mukono, Uganda

Email to: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: 22nd July 2016 by 5:00 pm

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