National Building Review Board Senior Investigations Officer – Structural/Civil Jobs in Uganda

National Building Review Board Senior Investigations Officer – Structural/Civil Jobs in Uganda


Duties

  • Working with the Manager Investigations to develop a robust investigation system for all buildings.

  • Plan, organize and execute investigation activities and reporting in order to facilitate the resolution of issues and initiate prompt enforcement outcomes in accordance with the relevant building control legislation, regulations and standards. Prepare concise and timely reports on activities related to investigations as required.

  • Monitor the application of investigation policies, processes and procedures relating to building control to determine their relevance and effectiveness when applied in investigative activities and recommend revision where necessary.

  • Identify and assess compliance of building practices with reference to the Building Control Act, 2013, National Building Code and other relevant laws and regulations and technically determine suitable penalties to be imposed as a result of breaches of building control laws, regulations and standards.

  • Provide clients with clear, consistent technical advice and direction that demonstrates utmost professionalism, transparency, impartiality, integrity and sound judgment.

  • Investigate and respond to complaints from members of the community about non-compliant building activities, ensure that appropriate follow-up action is taken making sure that all recommendations and decisions are based on sound risk assessment and that a proportionate compliance strategy is applied that considers public interest factors.

  • Apply technical expertise and interpersonal communication skills to convey information and manage community expectations about responsible building practices.

  • Create positive and meaningful engagement or synergies with key internal and external stakeholders, such as District Local Governments, Urban Authorities, Ministries, other government agencies, law enforcement agencies, professional bodies and industry organizations etc to promote and strengthen building control initiatives and to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the investigative process.

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to obtain information about allegations of unlawful building practices.

  • Supervise, coordinate and evaluate team members’ work and performance.

  • Manage the security and storage of information, evidence and documents related to investigations.

  • Attend court and other legal proceedings to provide evidence on matters relating
    to cases that have been investigated as may be required.

  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the Supervisor.

    Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Civil/Structural Engineering from a recognized institution.

  • REGISTRATION with a professional body (ERB) and Possession of a VALID practising license is a MUST

  • At least SEVEN (07) years working experience, FOUR of which should have been in Government or a reputable organization as an Engineer or its equivalent;

  • A Postgraduate qualification in Civil/Structural Engineering or any other related field.

    Character and Competencies

  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Proven track record of outstanding performance

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Exceptional interview and interrogation skills

  • Track record of training mentoring others

  • Knowledge of the building and construction industry.

  • Advanced mathematical skills, highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills in a specialist technical environment.

  • Knowledge of court proceedings, methods of evidence-handling including testifying in court.

  • Ability to read/review, easily understand, interpret and explain complex blueprints and construction designs coupled with the ability to write simple but thorough technical reports.

  • A good eye for detail to ensure accuracy and completeness of all investigative material.

  • Ability to make difficult decisions based purely on evidence.

    Additional Information

  • Position may require flexibility in work hours, including extended and overtime hours in
    sometimes difficult and stressful conditions.

  • It also entails significant travel inland.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; National Building Review Board Senior Investigations Officer – Structural/Civil Jobs in Uganda

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