Job Vacancy for Project Engineer (Electrical)

By Uganda Investment Authority

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a statutory agency that is mandated to promote, attract, facilitate, register, monitor, and evaluate all forms of investments and business activities in Uganda as per the Investment Code Act, 2019. It is on the basis of this mandate that UIA initiates and supports measures that enhance investments in Uganda and advises the Government of appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth in the country.

The Government of Uganda has secured financing from United Kingdom Export Finance and Standard Chartered Bank to a tune of Euros 249 M for the development of the following infrastructure;

  1. Road network and bridge including traffic management for the entire park.
  2. Water distribution network including water reservoirs for the entire park.
  3. Sewerage network including sewer underground pipe network for the entire park.
  4. Waste treatment plant including public toilets, a solid treatment plant for the park.
  5. MN Power Services that shall include the supply and laying of 33KV single core cable among others for the entire park.
  6. Fibre optic services and CCTV services for the entire park.
  7. Solar street lighting for the entire park.
  8. The SME workspaces.
  9. Other amenities such as water hydrants etc.

Uganda Investment Authority intends to recruit the most experienced and qualified technical staff to run the implementation of the project. The details of the vacant positions are as detailed below:



The Project Site Engineer (Electrical) 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 Site Engineer (Electrical) shall supervise and ensure that all mechanical and electrical construction activities are implemented in line with the approved designs and statutory requirements.  

The electrical construction shall cover; MN power services, CCTV network, fiber optic services, street lighting and all other electrical components of the project.

Key areas of focus

  1. Project technical studies and designs;
  2. Project construction and installation activities;
  3. Oversee the day to day project electrical engineering and technical activities;
  4. Reviews and inspects project deliverables.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Site Engineer (Electrical) shall be expected to carry out the following duties and responsibilities;

  1. Assist the Project Engineer on electrical engineering and technical 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 electrical engineering requirements from the Owner’s Engineer.
  4. Inspect all project electrical engineering activities and ensure that construction is as per approved project requirements and statutory provisions;
  5. In consultation with the Project Engineer, review and advice on all proposed project electrical engineering changes or variations and ensure that all approved project electrical changes or variations are implemented;
  6. Preparation of periodic monitoring and performance reports as per the project reporting requirements;
  7. Ensure that all project electrical engineering documentation is maintained.
  8. Facilitate the securing of requisite permits and approvals in relation to statutory requirements.
  9. Any other duties that may be assigned.


The Project Site Engineer (Electrical) measurable outputs shall include;

  1. Approved Project deliverables such as approved project studies and designs;
  2. Project electrical engineering and technical documentation;
  3. Project issues log, changes or variations log;
  4. Project periodic performance and monitoring reports;


The Project Site Engineer (Electrical) shall possess a minimum of the following;

  1. An honors Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. 
  2. A master’s degree shall be an added advantage.
  3. A postgraduate qualification and or membership to any project management professional body shall be an added advantage.
  4. Registration with the Engineers Registration Board is a MUST


The Project Site Engineer (Civil) 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 Engineers Registration Board.
  2. Proof of experience in working in complex environments and large infrastructure and or electrical works particularly in the field of construction supervision and management.
  3. Proof of experience in implementation of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects.   
  4. Experience in contract management, project management and programming-related work. 
  5. Proof of experience in working on infrastructure projects will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies

The project Site Engineer (Electrical) should possess;

  1. Ability to work with minimal supervision with strong organizational skills; 
  2. Technical 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.
  8. Competencies with MS (Office, Project and Visio) and other professional software such as Tilos, Micro station, Archi CAD, and Adobe Acrobat Pro are a MUST.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications with Curriculum Vitae, certified academic certificates and transcripts no later than Monday 7th September 2020 by 4:30 pm addressed to;

Ag. Director-General,

Uganda Investment Authority

P.O.Box 7418, Kampala

Plot 22B Lumumba Avenue

2nd Floor TWED Plaza, Nakasero

Kampala Uganda.