Jobs – Engineer at Private Sector Foundation Uganda

Job Title: Project Engineer

The Government of Uganda has received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The project development objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda through supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors geared towards a better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs.

The 5 year project comprises of four major components and will be implemented by seven agencies. However, the overall coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU).

Job Summary: The Project Engineer will support the PCU on supervision of Consultants and Contractors for building works under CEDP.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Review the structural designs of buildings and advise accordingly
  • Review method statements for building works
  • Train and mentor staff in the Beneficiary agencies in preparation of requisite documents, evaluation and contract management
  • Prepare monthly progress reports to inform CEDP Coordinator and other stakeholders on progress of building works
  • Technical supervision of Consultants and Contractors, and monitoring of infrastructure subproject construction works
  • Report on overall progress infrastructure subproject implementation
  • Review deliverables/outputs of Design Consultants, and advise CEDP
  • Coordinator and other stakeholders accordingly
  • Work closely with contract managers for beneficiary agencies in sub project monitoring, assessments, inspection and certification of infrastructure to ensure quality and value for output.
  • Responsible for On-site monitoring of progress of ongoing subprojects for adherence to sector standards and specification and agreed implementation strategies and project targets
  • Actively participate in evaluation process for selection of consultants and contractors
  • Compile and prepare monthly and quarterly reports on implementation progress and generate specific data for measurement of infrastructure progress indicators
  • Participate in Project Coordination Unit meeting with Stakeholders at district level to communicate roles and responsibilities, encourage community monitoring of works, and enhance ownership and co-operation in the implementation of sub projects.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Monthly reports on activities carried out and progress towards meeting assignment objectives.
  • A quarterly report summarizing all monthly reports
  • Building Construction Progress Reports
  • Reports on review of Consultant’s outputs – specifications, drawings, design reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The candidates should possess an Honors Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering attained from a recognized university or institution. A member of a Professional Body of Engineers. A Post Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Project Management from a recognized institution will be added advantage.
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience including working knowledge of the disciplines involved for similar assignments in planning, design and construction supervision of building works, from concept stage through to implementation.
  • Proven technical competence in construction supervision or contractor site management;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and capacity to work with project stake holders
  • Proven strong skills in communication and project management. Excellent communication, reporting and writing skills
  • The candidate shall be fluent in the English language. Ability to speak at least one local language in Uganda is an added advantage.
  • Proven integrity and confidentiality in handling public resources and in executing duties confirmed by letters from referees.
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work with minimum supervision
  • High level of computer literacy with proven working knowledge of Microsoft
  • office and computer aided design applications

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates are encouraged to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.

Please indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.

The Project Coordinator,

Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Plot 43, Nakasero Road,

P. O. Box 7683, Kampala- Uganda.

Deadline: 1st September, 2014

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