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Fresher Architect Jobs - Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Job Title:   Architect
Organisation: Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Property Management Officer (PPMO)

About US:
Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under an Act of Parliament to construct, operate and maintain railway, marine and road services both inside and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and goods. As a result of privatisation of operations, the mandate of URC changed from that of an operator to that of asset holder, concession monitor and advisor on railway technical matters.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Creating building designs and detailed in house drawings using specialist computer- aided design (CAD) applications and adapting them to circumstances and resolving any matters that might arise.
  • Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of designs and potential projects
  • Working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation (from governmental departments and legal departments), environmental impact and project budget to ensure that projects fall within the all constraints.
  • Working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
  • Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts to the in house team
  • Carry out regular site visits, proposed locations and meeting clients and service providers to discuss project objectives, needs, and budgets
  • Preparing and presenting design proposals, including detailed drawings of finished buildings, renovations, restorations, and remodelling of existing buildings.
  • Supervising construction of buildings to ensure projects meet deadlines, stay on budget, and adhere to the original vision for the design
  • Participating in construction project management throughout implementation
  • Responsible for creating, evaluating and manipulating designs to meet the needs of the corporation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) Architect job placement should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Design or related field
  • At least two years practical experience in related assignments.
  • Previous experience in architectural works, technical experience including detailed design and supervision.
  • Excellent drawing skills and familiarity with design software.
  • High levels of creativity and imagination
  • Excellent knowledge of design and visualizations software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D or similar
  • Good communication and project management skills
  • Shows good leadership and supervisory abilities

How to Apply:
The applications should be accompanied with current CV clearly stating current position, photocopies of academic certificates, and testimonials and complete addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and their e-mail addresses to the address indicated below;

Office of the Managing Director,
Plot 57, Nasser Road
P.O Box 7150,

Deadline: 8th February 2019

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