09 August 2017

Civil Engineer Jobs - Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

Job Title:        Civil Engineer
Organisation: Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is responsible for bulk purchase of electricity from the generating companies and selling the electricity in bulk to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity to Uganda. UETCL envisions: “To become a leading strategic business partner in the transmission and Single Buyer Business and to support sustainable energy development in Uganda.”

Job Summary: The Civil Engineer will primarily supervise the civil engineering related works right from review and approval of design, construction supervision, witnessing all soil investigation and tests for the tower foundations , witness all tests for equipment plinths, participate in the factory acceptance test of steel structures, witness all civil engineering related site tests, participate in final tests and commissioning of the plant and equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the Projects through preparation of weekly, monthly quarterly and annual project progress report.
  • The jobholder will also review and cause approval of designs as submitted by the Contractor through the Supervision Consultant
  • Co-ordinate all civil engineering related works and ensure that there is no collusion between contracted parties.
  • Supervise all the Geo-technical soil investigations and tests and cause timely approval of the results by the responsible officer;
  • Work in liaison with the Consultant for supervision to carry out daily supervision of all physical works particularly on civil engineering aspects of the substations and the transmission line.
  • Witness and/or sample the foundation depth, metal work, form mixture ratios and be present during all tests right from soil investigation, quality and quantities of materials delivered, form setting, backfilling and equipment loading on to the foundations and any other civil related tests until the full commissioning and hand-over of the plant.
  • Ensure quality control, safety issues and economy of works for all the civil engineering related works in line with the contract requirements.
  • Quality assurance including checking and approving the quality of civil designs, concrete and materials such as sand, gravel, cement and steel.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the UETCL Civil Engineer job placement should hold a University Degree in Civil Engineering or similar relevant qualification.
  • Professional registration with relevant body will be added advantage.
  • The applicant must have been involved in the construction and or construction supervision/management of at least three (3) transmission line construction projects of at least 132kV and 50km long.
  • Additional training in Project Management skills will be added advantage.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Industrial & SHE regulations.
  • Computer literacy in Ms Projects or similar project scheduling and monitoring tool.
  • Hold  a valid National Driving Permit.
  • Must have Analytical skills, Interpersonal skills, Supervisory skills, Report writing skills.
  • Ability to withstand stressful work situations and have willingness to work long hours outside the normal hours.
  • A person of high integrity, must be highly motivated, innovative and a committed team player.
  • Must be willing to travel extensively and be away from duty station for extended periods.

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualification certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three (3) referees to:

The Manager,
Human Resource and Administration
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited
P.O. Box 7625 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 18th August 2017

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