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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

8 Project Engineering Officer Job at Rural Electrification Agency (REA) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
8 Project Engineering Officer 

Jobs at:
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) 

Deadline of this Job:
7th December 2018 

Duty Station:

Date Posted: 26th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75. The REB's main function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of rural electrification projects under several sources of funding.
In order to strengthen its Human Resource Capacity to fulfill the above intention, REA is seeking to recruit Ugandan nationals suitably qualified to fill the following vacancies:
1. Project Engineering Officer (08)
The Project Engineering Officer (PEO) will provide support to Senior Project Engineers in planning, development and construction supervision of projects in the Investment Planning and Promotion, Project Development and Management; and Service Territory Development Operations departments. S/he will supervise construction of rural electrification projects for quality compliance and shall be responsible for ensuring and enhancing quality of works and workmanship and represent the Agency in the management of projects including liaising with key stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.
Key responsibilities:
  • Ensure effective contract management so that REA programs and contractual deliverables are achieved.
  • Review and update reports and implementation requirements as needed throughout project implementation period.
  • Supervise construction works for duality compliance, ensuring supply and use of quality materials as specified in contracts.
  • Ensure adherence to good engineering practices with reference to contracts and where necessary review and recommend change orders and or instructions to mitigate compensation challenges.
  • Prepare test protocols, schedule and facilitate network pre
  • commissioning and commissioning
  • Actively participate in stakeholder meetings during implementation of the project including the local community and service providers during implementation of projects.
  • Oversee the entire value chain including suppliers, subcontractors and key stakeholders to mitigate any risks.
  • Confirm placement of orders and delivery schedules of supplies.
  • Review and recommend approval of subcontractors in line with contractual requirements including conducting due diligence.
  • Conduct periodic defects liability inspections/audits, generate snag lists and follow-up correction of snags.
  • Review, certify, and submit progress of works and subsequent payments thereof.
  • Schedule and conduct periodic defects liability inspections audits, generate snag lists and follow up correction of snags.
  • Monitor and report any environmental and social compliance concerns.
  • Facilitate handover of completed network.
  • Prepare and submit comprehensive project closure reports
  • Any other duties specified by the Head of Department.
Person Specification
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Power Engineering or equivalent relevant qualification.
  • A Master’s degree and or a Post graduate diploma in Project Management is an added advantage
  • Working experience of at least 4 years in power line construction.
  • Experience in power line construction supervision and project management in the Energy Sector is desirable.
  • Knowledge of power system commissioning and maintenance practice.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and public relations skills.
  • Be willing to travel to project field areas at short notice
  • Computer knowledge
  • Demonstrated reporting skills
  • Should not be more than 35 years old.
Job application procedure
A typed cover letter, together with a current CV, copies of academic transcripts and certificates plus names and addresses of 3 reputable referees should be directly submitted by 04.00pm 0n 7th December, 2018 to: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY PLOT10 WINDSOR LOOP KOLOL0 2ND FLOOR, HOUSE OF HOPE P.O. BOX 7317, KAMPALA. REA is An Equal Opportunity Employer And Does Not Charge Application Fees‘