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3 Senior Project Engineer Job Placements - Rural Electrification Agency (REA)


Organization: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Project Development and Management,

About US:
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.

About ECP Project:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is implementing the Electricity Connections Policy (ECP) whose goal is to increase electricity access from the current 20% to 60% by 2027. The ECP was designed to address the major challenges that have kept electricity connections low and hence enable acceleration of connectivity throughout Uganda. The ECP targets to achieve a minimum of 300,000 connections per year in order to achieve this goal.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Contract Management which involves submission, verification and certification of securities; scheduling timely site handover; timely submission and filing of reports, programmes and key contractual deliverables throughout implementation period; to review, update and approve reports and deliverables throughout the implementation period hence ensuring contract effectiveness; and reporting compliance and completeness of key reporting requirements and deliverables.
  • To supervise construction work for quality compliance by ensuring supply and use of quality materials as per contract, ensure adherence to good engineering practices with reference to the contract and the engineering memorandum, and to review and recommend change orders and or instructions.
  • To represent REA in the management of rural electrification projects through stakeholder identification and involvement and to ensure participation of key stake holders during project implementation.
  • To carry out project monitoring, control, quality management, and reporting throughout the project cycle to ensure adherence to contractual requirements; to review detailed engineering designs drawings, and other relevant documentation prior to manufacturing and commencement of works at site; to develop and implement a quality control plan with focus on critical project milestones, activities and equipment; to prepare quality control protocols; to schedule and facilitate network pre commissioning and commissioning activities; and to facilitate handover of completed project works as detailed in the contract.
  • To collaborate with social and environmental specialist at REA to monitor the project’s compliance with environmental and social safeguard instruments that include, among others, the Environmental and Social Management Framework(ESMF), the Environmental and Social Management Plan(ESMP), the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and all relevant Word Bank policies as detailed in the Project’s Financing
  • Agreement; to ensure timely submission of the contractor’s ESMP implementation report, to review for completeness in conjunction with the environmental unit and to facilitate environmental audit exercise during the project closure.
  • To participate in project preparation and supervision by conducting field visits to verify and update scope, designs, and material quantities; and to supervise the development statement of requirements and preparation of bidding documents; to facilitate the procurement of project contractors; and to prepare terms of reference (TORs) for consultancy services and to facilitate the related procurement activities.
  • To review payment certificates and consultancy fee notes and submit as necessary for payment and to ensure timely payment of contractors’ invoices and consultancy fee notes.
  • To carry out any other duties as specified by the Supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Professional registration and membership with an Engineering Professional body will be an added advantage. Masters in Power engineering or the equivalent will be an added advantage
  • Additional training in project management will be an added advantage.
  • Working experience of at least seven (7) years, of which at least five (5) years should have been in designing and implementing electricity distribution projects up to 33 kV.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and public relation skills.
  • A proven integrity record

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and their email / day time telephone contacts) to:

The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala - Uganda.

Deadline: 24th June 2019

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