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Friday, 14 March 2014

Senior Tunnel Engineer - Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd

Vacancy: Senior Tunnel Engineer
Recruiting Company: Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Civil Engineering Specialist

About UEGCL:
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL), a limited liability company incorporated in March 2001 with the Head Office located in Jinja, is one of the UEB successor companies. UEGCL’s key role is to manage the efficient production of electricity power through power plant development and concession monitoring. UEGCL is the implementing agency for the development of 2 power projects namely, the 600MW Karuma Hydro Power Project (HPP) and the 183MW Isimba Hydro Power Project (HPP).

Karuma HPP is a Public Project being developed by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through a bilateral agreement with The People’s Republic of China. Sinohydro Corporation Limited was contracted as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project.

Isimba HPP is a Public Project set to be developed by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through a bilateral agreement with the People’s Republic of China. China International Water and Electric Corporation is the EPC contractor for the project.

Job Summary: The Senior Tunnel Engineer will be primarily responsible for inspecting all tunnel construction and monitoring the tunnelling site activities. Candidates will spend most of their shift in the vicinity of the working face(s). The role requires an active relationship with the Contractor and Consultant to ensure the sequencing and quality of work that meets the design requirements.

Monitor the excavation and lining of the Tunnels and Caverns using reinforced concrete and steel.
Actively monitor all tunnelling activities to assure correct tunneling sequence including; primary lining support, additional support, waterproofing and secondary lining sprayed and in-situ concrete; as specified in the contract documents, Contractor’s work plans and best practice.
Monitor the contractor’s compliance with their ITPs, participate in witness tests and review points, inspection of equipment and materials; seeking support as required.
Identify and advise on any unsafe or incorrect practices and escalate issues where required.
Assist the Project Manager in preparation of scheduled and ad hoc project reports.
Report in writing on delays, observed quality deficiencies of the works, materials and/or quality issues relating to construction operations.
Routinely review and comment on all documents prepared by the contractor including Method Statements, as built information and Operation and Maintenance Manuals.
(Tunnelling activities are anticipated to take place in shifts 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.)
Perform any other duties as required by the Civil Engineering Specialist.

The applicant should mainly possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Civil, Structural, Tunnelling, Geotechnical or other related) from a recognised university.

Skills & Experience:
At least five years’ experience in engineering and construction on hydro power plants or major infrastructure projects.
Good working knowledge and experience of site-based EHS processes and procedures/regulations.
Past tunneling experience and ability to demonstrate knowledge of Sprayed Concrete Lining and Steel Lining methods and processes will be a key advantage.
Possession of a valid driving licence and experience will be an added advantage.
Excellent computer literacy skills
Possess the ability to use engineering geological software would be an advantage.
Membership to a professional body will be an added advantage

All applicants should send their applications with copies of academic testimonials / certificates and a detailed CV indicating two professional referees and their full addresses to: Manager, Finance and Administration, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd, 3rd floor, UEDCL Tower Plot 37 Nakasero Road P.O. Box 75831, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: jobs@uegcl.co.ug

Deadline: 21st March, 2014