07 October 2016

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 Experience:
  • 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 construction;
  • 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. 

Click Here (Read Instructions) -> Register (Click Here) -> Application 

Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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