Project Engineer

Application Deadline: 23 August 2019

How to apply: Email with your CV/resume and brief summary or e-mail introducing yourself with the subject line: Project Engineer

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

About the Organization

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international non-governmental organization that specializes in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. Bridges to Prosperity envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists. Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and we believe that connection is the foundation to opportunity. We work with local communities, partners and foundations, to build footbridges that connect residents to education, health care and economic opportunity. With a sophisticated data collection and evaluation program, we’re able to prove that the value and impact of our work is sustained long after the opening celebration.

Job Summary

Bridges to Prosperity We are seeking a motivated, dynamic and highly capable Project Engineer to join our team in Uganda. The ideal candidate should have an undergraduate degree or diploma in Civil Engineering with experience on civil works construction sites and experience using survey equipment such as a total station. The successful candidate will thrive in an independent and sometimes isolated work environment.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Construction Management

  • Oversee and manage the construction of up to three (3) bridge projects simultaneously and up to 12 bridges per year.

  • Ensure that bridge construction teams (foreperson, masons, and local laborers) are performing construction activities as per Bridges to Prosperity safety protocols. Perform safety inspections off site when work is underway and implement any safety related changes immediately.

  • Provide construction management oversight for forepersons, masons, and local laborers.

  • Organize construction logistics including but not limited to: delivery and storage of equipment and materials.

  • Develop the program of work and strategy to ensure the success of each project. Resolve work delays to ensure completion of project as per program of work.

  • Assure compliance with B2P construction protocols and notify Uganda Engineering Manager of any as-built changes that differ from approved design drawings.

  • Manage quality control as per Bridges to Prosperity’s quality control protocol.

  • ·      Organize and facilitate maintenance trainings with beneficiary communities.

  • Report on project progress to partner.

 Project Team Relations

  • Manage a team of up to three (3) forepersons, plus masons and local labourers.

  • Review and approve local labor attendance and payments submitted by the foreman.

  • Interpret technical information and construction drawings and explain to forepersons.

  • Work harmoniously with rural communities, local government partners and other B2P employees to ensure projects are being delivered timely and effectively.

  • Maintain positive morale within B2P team and work cooperatively with fellow team members.

Donor Relations

  • Respond to requests for information prior to donor team arrival via email or telephone.

  • Participate in construction and safety industry calls.

  • Review and update Uganda suspended and suspension construction plans.

  • Review change proposals submitted by industry teams and provide your comments to the Uganda Industry Coordinator.

  • Update tool inventories and wish lists.

  • Work with the industry team leads to review construction activities and daily work plans before each day of work.

  • Lead construction and safety meetings each morning while on site.

  • Ensure a safe work environment is being kept at all times.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and AutoCAD

  • Experience in surveying and use of an auto-level and/or Total station

  • Experience managing quality control on construction sites

  • Experience in producing and executing project schedules for construction projects

  • Fluent written and spoken English (Luganda and other local languages a plus)

  • Driver’s license and proficiency in driving a manual automobile

Preferred/Desired Profile

  • Exceptional professional and detail-oriented organizational skills

  • Hard-working, creative, energetic and self-motivated

  • Inquisitive

  • Tech-saavy

  • Strong communicator and people person

  • Able to interact with with community members/team/government/international donors

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high problem-solving skills

  • Presentation/public speaking skills

  • Passion for Bridges to Prosperity’s mission and international non-profit work

Working Conditions:

The position requires extensive travel upcountry in remote areas, including living in modest accommodations.

Physical Requirements:

The position requires participation in physically demanding construction related tasks and full-days of driving. May be required to work evenings and weekends.