Manager Bridges and Structures Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
Bridges and Structures

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 Manager
Bridges and Structures will oversee the construction and rehabilitation of
bridges. This will involve supervision, ensuring timely acquisition of
right of way where applicable, ensuring environmental and social safeguards
are complied with, timely progress reporting and preparation of closure
report detailing assets to be handed over, as built drawings. The Manager
Bridges and Structures will also be responsible for participation in
defining procurement specifications and accountability of the resources
under the department including human, financial and property.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement operational
    strategies and plans for managing the construction and rehabilitation
    of bridges in line with the statutory performance agreement and in
    line with the UNRA strategy;
  • Manage contracts for bridges and
    structures in line with bridges and structures guidelines, contractual
    statutory requirements, PPDA rules and regulations and other relevant
    stakeholder requirements;
  • Manage and update implementation
    schedules for bridge works of bridges and structures’ in accordance
    with approved project implementation plans, set standards,
    specifications and best practice;
  • Carry out value engineering of
    major changes in design, scope and construction methods in line with
    the approved guidelines;
  • Carry out quality and cost
    management of bridge and structures works in line with set standards,
    best practice and contract financing agreements;
  • Regularly review bridge and
    structures designs and bidding documents and make recommendation for
    improvement in line with set standards, specifications and international
    best practice;
  • Plan and implement a system of
    managing risks on upgrading/new road projects and develop risk
    mitigation measures;
  • Quickly respond to audit reports
    and implement agreed recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Mentor and supervise performance
    and develop direct reports in line with the performance management
    system of UNRA.
  • Perform any other duties as
    assigned by the Head Bridges and Structures

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the UNRA
    Manager Bridges and Structures  career job should hold an Honors
    Degree in Civil Engineering, Bridge Engineering;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree
    in a related field and other post graduate qualifications in Civil
    Engineering, HighWay or Bridge Engineering or other relevant field will
    be an added advantage;
  • Registration with the Engineers
    Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is mandatory;
  • Five years’ experience in bridges
  • Demonstrated experience and
    skills in project/contract management of major construction works;
  • Demonstrated working experience
    in managing diverse professionals.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of
    outstanding performance;
  • Ability to work as part of a team
    and to develop subordinates;
  • 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. 

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Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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