UN Regional Service Centre at Entebbe Consultant – Civil Engineer Jobs in Uganda

UN Regional Service Centre at Entebbe Consultant – Civil Engineer Jobs in Uganda


Organizational setting and Reporting:

  • The United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe (RSCE) is a shared service center based in Entebbe, Uganda. The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location-dependent administrative
    functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support. In addition to these services, the Office of the Director a.i. RSCE and support offices through the Deputy Chief RSCE provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management, property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management.

  • The consultant will report to the Deputy Chief, RSCE and will oversee/provide technical assistance for ongoing and future construction and maintenance activities at the United Nations Entebbe Support Base (UNESB) on behalf of the RSCE.

    Specific Tasks to be performed by the Consultant:

    The main responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create, implement and maintain an efficient maintenance service plan for all buildings/structures of the RSCE;

  • Prepares site visits and prepares assessment of construction interventions.

    • Recommend solutions for project implementation based on assessment.

    • Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the construction components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets.

  • Reviews and assesses technical design documentation for construction and maintenance interventions.

    • Review of technical documentation (existing and future layout, Bill of Quantities (BoQ) with estimation of costs, technical description, design and specific drawings, participate in the evaluation of bids process) for specific projects.

    • Review and revise technical drawings, specifications and BoQs;

  • Provide effective support throughout all stages of the tendering processes.

  • Monitor and supervise construction and maintenance works.

    • Provide overall technical assistance and technical control/inspection to construction/maintenance projects, from their planning to their implementation and monitoring. Technical controls may include a site preparation audit, control of work in each phase (from start to the end of works), design and contractual requirements’ compliance verification, codes and standards’ compliance verification, materials suppliers’ certification and monitoring, quality control of incoming materials;

    • Review work plans of each of the contractors and ensure modifications to ensure practical implementation of the works;

    • Ensure that the quality of materials and workmanship conform to the specifications of the construction contracts;

    • Closely monitor and supervise the progress of projects/works and provide status reports, conduct risk assessments, propose remedial action as required and monitor budget expenditure.

    • Prepare interim – final project and handover reports and maintain the relevant project records.

    • Ensure that the contractors achieve construction performance measures and especially those related to Time, Cost, Quantity, and Quality.

    • Assist with the commissioning
    of works, supervise any identified outstanding works during the defect’s liability period, and prepare the final progress report.

  • Aid in the provision of improved safety and security in workplace.

  • Performs other duties as required.

    Impact of Results:

  • The result of work of the Civil Engineer impacts on the delivery of RSCE. The consultant will also ensure proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest industry standards.

    Deliverables

    • Site and building Development, Layout and Planning.

    • Horizontal Infrastructure Development, Layout and Planning.

    • Construction Contract Bid Packages / Specifications, Including Permit Packages.

    • Quality Control

    • Structural Analysis

    • Concrete, Masonry and Timber Design

    • State / Local Permitting and Code Compliance Studies

    • Mechanical / HVAC: General Arrangements Analysis

    • Electrical: General Arrangements Analysis

    Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or other relevant discipline is required. PRINCE2
    Certification is desirable.

    Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in civil engineering is required.

  • Experience in the preparation of construction technical documentation, project design and supervision is required.

  • Experience in the supervision of maintenance works is required.

  • Experience with the relevant United Nations or international organization or Non-governmental organization system, rules, procedures and regulations, is desirable.

  • Experience in project management is desirable.

  • Possession of good information technology skills is desirable.

    Competencies:

  • Professionalism – Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
    competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
    commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

  • Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly
    interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Planning & Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; -Uses time efficiently.

    Languages

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Regional Service Centre at Entebbe Consultant – Civil Engineer Jobs in Uganda



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