Apply for the job of Senior Design Engineer at National Housing and Construction Company Limited

Job Title:  Senior Design Engineer

Organization: National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Section (Technical Operations)

About NHCC:

Our Client, National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC) was founded in 1964 and is a Ugandan construction and real estate management company, partly owned by the Uganda Government. The Company’s mandate is to increase the housing stock in the country, rehabilitate the housing industry and encourage Ugandans to own homes in an organized environment.

Job Summary: The Senior Design Engineer will be responsible for the design and supervision of structural engineering aspects of construction works of on-going Company projects, with a view to ensuring that they are carried out according to specifications and best practices, as well as established policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Interpret architect’s building plans and design and detail structural engineering designs, calculations and bending schedules.
  • In charge of interpreting building plans and supervise the structural engineering / reinforcement details during construction of the housing projects, as per specifications and schedules.
  • Oversee and coordinate soil geotechnical investigations and material tests for purposes of structural foundation designs and construction standards.
  • Maintain an up-to-date library of codes, standards and handbooks of requirements and recommendations for professional reference.
  • Prepare monthly project progress reports, weekly project briefs for the Head of Section.
  • Prepare necessary documentations for applications to local authorities for approval.
  • Lodge project drawings to the local authorities and follow them up regularly to ensure speedy approvals.
  • Oversee the on-going construction works at project sites in order to ensure strict adherence to structural designs.
  • Manage and coordinate externally sourced infrastructure design consultants to ensure value for money.
  • Provide the Company’s Management, whenever necessary, with relevant specialist,  expert and technical advice (on the basis of appropriate and comprehensive analysis and evaluation), with regard to the Company’s investment opportunities and projects – especially those involving Partnerships, External Contractors and other Service Providers – as well provide the necessary supervision, quality  assurance,  facilitation  and  coordination of  the  implementation of  the corresponding projects – with a view to ensuring their profitable success.
  • Manage and develop staff under his/her supervision, through, inter alia, professional training, coaching, delegation, appraisal and feedback.
  • Perform any other duties as may, from time to time, be directed by the relevant authority.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Civil Engineering, or a closely related and relevant discipline, from a recognized University.
  • At least four years’ experience as a Design Engineer, or in a similar position, in a large and reputable Construction, or Civil Works Company, or reputable Consultancy firm, or on any other large civil works project.
  • Full and valid membership of a nationally, or internationally recognized professional Engineers’ Institute, or body, such as MUIPE, is a must.
  • Specialized training, with appropriate qualifications in Project Planning and Management, from a recognized institution, are a must.
  • Additional qualifications in Business Management, from a recognized institution, are desirable.
  • Proven working knowledge and skills in application of Engineering-related Software and MS Office Packages (especially AutoCAD, Revit, Prokon, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), are essential.
  • Proven working experience in housing, or civil works project implementation, with evidence of successful projects, is essential.
  • Past exposure and experience in working with public, or private sector organizations involved in housing-related projects, or programs, shall be an added advantage.
  • Proven negotiation and communication skills.
  • Results-oriented, business-focused and pays attention to details.
  • Coordination and networking skills.
  • Cost consciousness and proven ability to pursue value for money.
  • Excellent project supervision skills.
  • Excellent analytical, accuracy and judgmental skills.
  • Strong IT and computer proficiency skills.
  • Proven good presentation and reporting abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills, as well as a team-player.
  • Maturity, high ethics and integrity.
  • A confident, independent, articulate and reliable personality.
  • Possess the ability to work under tight deadlines, for long hours and to deliver high quality outputs with minimal supervision.

How to Apply for the job: 

All interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications clearly marked “Application for the position of Senior Design Engineer and accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of testimonials & three professional referees should be addressed to;

The Chief Human Resource Officer,

Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial Area,

P.O. Box 659,

Kampala, Uganda.


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Deadline: 16th January, 2015 by 4.00p.m (Local time)

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