Fresher Architect Jobs – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Job Title:   Architect
Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
  • 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
  • Participating in construction project management throughout
  • 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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