Several Materials Specialist Vacancies - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

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

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 Materials Specialist will be in charge of carrying out extensive soils and materials testing including determination of adequacy of sub-grade materials, pavement layers, stability of existing embankments, and identification of suitable borrow pits. The Materials Specialist will also be responsible for providing geotechnical and geological studies and analyses, reviewing of specialized and field laboratory test results and developing design recommendations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement UNRA guidelines for soils and materials investigations and tests in accordance with international Engineering standards;
  • Plan and undertake soils, materials and geotechnical investigations on UNRA construction projects in line with approved UNRA guidelines;
  • Plan and provide professional input to the statements of requirements/terms of references for soils and material studies and bidding documents;
  • Carry out the review of soils and materials data and material test results prepared by external consultants;
  • Plan and undertake inspection of construction works to ensure materials used conform to specifications and standards;
  • The incumbent will also plan and implement a system of managing risks on soil and material activities and develop risk mitigation measures.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head Design.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Materials Specialist job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering, Highway Engineering or;
  • For those with a Bachelor’s Degree, 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;
  • Professional registration with the Professional Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is a must.
  • At least five years’ experience in Soils and Materials investigations and studies.
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • 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. 

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Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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