Projects Engineer – Civil is needed at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited

Job Title:        Projects Engineer – Civil

Organisation: Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Principal Projects Engineer

About US:

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is responsible for bulk purchase of electricity from the generating companies and selling the electricity in bulk to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity to Uganda. UETCL envisions: “To become a leading strategic business partner in the transmission and Single Buyer Business and to support sustainable energy development in Uganda.”

Job Summary: The Projects Engineer – Civil will assist in the management and supervision of the execution of power transmission plans to meet the future demand in line with company objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Engineering Design, Procurement & Works Supervision:
    • Oversee all project activities from detailed design to successful commissioning of power transmission substations and lines in fulfilment of Company objectives and strategies.
    • Participate with Planning and Investments department to;
    • Prepare conceptual designs, bills of quantities, cost-benefit analysis and tender documentation for the design, manufacture, testing, supply, construction, installation and commissioning of transmission substations and lines in accordance to engineering standards and procurement guidelines.
    • The incumbent will also identify optimal substation sites and line routes and provide technical support in the acquisition of right-of-way.
    • Prepare/Review design calculations, specifications, drawings of line routes & profiles; support structures, tower foundations & access roads; substation earthworks, roads, fencing, equipment foundations & Control buildings and all related civil/structural works.
    • Witness and review geotechnical investigations at tower spots and Substation equipment locations.
    • Provide timely technical support during the bidding process in the coordination of bid clarification, pre-bid site visits, bid evaluation, and pre-award meetings, and preparation of draft contracts.
  • Prepare project implementation and procurement plans and track the implementation.
  • Coordinate the project kick-off and site handover.
  • Review detailed engineering designs, drawings and technical specifications of transmission lines and substations prepared by contractors and their supplies.
  • Ensure conformity of designs, drawings, manufacturing processes and installations to specified engineering standards and best engineering practices.
  • The jobholder will also review contractors’ method statements and procedures for quality assurance.
  • Work in liaison with user departments, witness, review and sign-off Factory/Laboratory/Site Acceptance tests of equipment, material, concrete and structures.
  • Supervise, monitor and report on the progress and quality of equipment, material and works and recommend corrective actions wherever necessary.
  • Verify Consultants’ and Contractors’ interim and final invoices against agreed project milestones and deliverables.
  • Review and advise on change proposals and ensure validity of contract amendments.
  • Review commissioning protocol and coordinate the inspection and commissioning tests of completed installations and works and subsequent UETCL’s takeover of operationally accepted facilities with verified as-built documentation and operation & maintenance manuals.
  • Keenly monitor the operational performance of installed facilities during Defects Liability Period and ensure that identified snags are rectified by the contractor.
  • Monitor and ensure effective coordination between UETCL, Consultants, Contractors, Financiers and all other project stakeholders to attain execution of the contract scope within approved budget and timelines.
  • Ensure compliance to safety, social, health and environment regulations and project-specific requirements. Monitor and assess project risks and execute necessary mitigation measures.
  • Identify, Monitor and assess project risks and execute necessary mitigation measures.
  • Prepare reports for different stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the Projects Engineer – Civil job placement should hold a University Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Professional registration with relevant body.
  • At least six (6) years of professional working experience.
  • Possess good project management skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Industrial & SHE regulations.
  • Previous experience in managing multi-lateral financed projects.
  • Experience in PPDA and donor-funded procurement guidelines and reporting practises.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Ms Projects or similar project scheduling and monitoring tool.
  • Possess a valid National Driving Permit.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Ability to withstand stressful work situations and have willingness to work long hours outside the normal hours.
  • A person of high integrity, must be highly motivated, innovative and a committed team player.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and be away from duty station for extended periods.

How to Apply:

All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualification certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three (3) referees to:

The Manager,

Human Resource and Administration

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited

P.O. Box 7625

Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 21st July 2017

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