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Job advert – Project Quantity Surveyor


The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a semi-autonomous government agency operating in partnership with the private sector and the Government of Uganda to drive national economic growth and development. The Authority was set up by an Act of Parliament (Investment Code 1991, which was later revised to the Edition 2000 Laws of Uganda) 2019 with the aim of promoting and facilitating private sector investment in Uganda.

The ability of the Authority to fulfill its mandate primarily lies in the way in which its Human Resource is managed from the point of entry, stay, exit and post-exit. It is a policy of UIA to attract and retain a highly qualified and competitive workforce to fulfill its mandate and hence the need to fill the vacant positions.

UIA seeks to recruit highly-skilled, experienced, and motivated qualified individuals to fill the following position:



The Project Quantity Surveyor shall report to the Project Engineer.

Working relations

Liaises with the Owner’s Engineer and other relevant project stakeholders.

Purpose of the job

The Project Quantity Surveyor shall ensure that quantities and costs at the design phase of all project components are as per industrial standards & best practices and also ensure that these are implemented at the construction phase.

Key areas of focus

  1. Quantities and costs at design phase as per industrial standards and best practices;
  2. Quantities and costs at construction phase as per designs;
  3. Inspections and acceptance of project deliverables.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Quantity Surveyor shall be expected to carry out the following duties and responsibilities;

  1. Advise the Project Engineer on cost related matters on the project;
  2. Ensure that UIA’s interests are protected in the technical studies, designs and construction phases of all project infrastructure;
  3. In consultation with the Project Engineer, review all project requirements that will be required in construction and equipment of all project deliverables including but not limited to quantities (BoQs), measurements, costs, labor and services from the Owner’s Engineer.
  4. Inspect all project deliverables and ensure that construction and installation is as per approved project requirements;
  5. In consultation with the Project Engineer, review and advice on all proposed project changes or variations and ensure that all approved project architectural changes or variations are implemented;
  6. Preparation of all periodic monitoring and performance reports as per the project reporting requirements;
  7. Ensure that all project cost related documentation is maintained.
  8. Any other technical duties that may be assigned.


The Project Quantity Surveyor’s measurable outputs shall include;

  1. Approved Project deliverables within cost estimations such as approved project rate analysis for each project deliverable, BoQs;
  2. Project cost related documentation;
  3. Project periodic performance and monitoring reports;


The Project Quantity Surveyor shall possess a minimum of the following;

  1. An honors Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying and construction management. 
  2. A master’s degree in quantity surveying, construction management and civil engineering shall be an added advantage.
  3. A post graduate qualification and or membership to any project management professional body shall be an added advantage.
  4. Professional registration with the Professional Surveyors Board or relevant professional body is a MUST.


The Project Quantity Surveyor shall possess a minimum of the following;

  1. Must have at least 5+ years’ work experience in supervision and management of projects post registration with the Professional Surveyors Board or relevant professional body.
  2. Proof of experience in working in complex civil works environments, particularly in the field of construction supervision and management.
  3. Proof of experience in implementation of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects.   
  4. Proof of experience in contract management, project management, research, strategic theme development, procurement, and programming-related work.
  5. Proof of experience in working on large infrastructure projects will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Ability to work with minimal supervision with strong organizational skills; 
  2. Report writing and oral communication skills. 
  3. Must be results-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity. 
  4. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with investors, government and development partners. 
  5. Project management skills. 
  6. Attention to detail skills. 
  7. Openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Competencies with MS (Office, Project and Visio) and other professional software such as Adobe Acrobat Pro are a MUST.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications with updated CVs, certified academic certificates, and transcripts no later than Friday, 28th January 2022 by 5:00 pm addressed to;

The Director-General,

Uganda Investment Authority,

UIA Kampala Industrial & Business Park (Namanve) Office

P.O Box 7418, Kampala.

                                             Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Those who had applied for these positions in July 2020 are encouraged to Re-apply