12 October 2016

Asphalt Specialist Career Placement - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Quality Control

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 Asphalt Specialist will be  tasked with the implementation and management of in-house quality control and assurance procedures in respect of all asphalt works. The job holder will also be responsible for carrying out independent quality and assurance checks, and mainstreaming asphalt works quality control within the organization. In addition, the Specialist will contribute towards UNRA’s ISO certification process by providing input to the processes for asphalt quality control to be followed within the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Regularly review and make proposals for asphalt works quality control and assurance procedures in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Actively monitor and evaluate asphalt works in line with the quality guidelines and directorate guidelines;
  • Develop and implement quality control and assurance procedures in line with UNRA standards;
  • Evaluate the performance of contractors in asphalt overlay on roads and compliance with the asphalt laying standards and take timely decisions;
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks in the asphalt activities and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Mentor and Manage the performance and development of staff under the section in line with the performance management system.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head Quality Control.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Asphalt Specialist job placement should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering, Highway Engineering;
  • 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;
  • Registration with the Professional Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is mandatory
  • At least five years’ experience in asphalt construction works and mix design;
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing diverse professionals.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • 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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