Job Vacancy for Project Architect

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:

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Reporting

The Project Architect 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 Architect shall supervise and ensure that all project architectural related activities comply with project and statutory requirements.  

Key areas of focus

  1. Project architectural designs;
  2. Construction of buildings as per approved architectural designs;
  3. Inspections and acceptance of project structural deliverables.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The project Engineer shall be expected to carry out the following duties and responsibilities;

  1. Advise the Project Engineer on architectural matters on the project;
  2. Ensure that UIA’s interests are protected in the architectural and technical studies, designs and construction phases of all project infrastructure;
  3. In consultation with the Project Engineer, review all architectural requirements including but not limited to plan layouts, designs, structural specifications and costs from the Owner’s Engineer.
  4. Inspect project building sites and ensure that construction is as per approved architectural designs;
  5. In consultation with the Project Engineer, review and advice on all proposed project architectural changes or variations and ensure that all approved project architectural changes or variations are implemented;
  6. Participate in the preparation of all periodic monitoring and performance reports as per the project reporting requirements;
  7. Ensure that all project architectural documentation is maintained.
  8. Facilitate the securing of requisite permits and approvals in relation to architectural and statutory requirements.
  9. Any other duties that may be assigned.

Outputs

The Project Architect’s measurable outputs shall include;

  1. Approved Project deliverables as per architectural designs such as approved architectural designs;
  2. Project architectural documentation;
  3. Project Permits and approvals such as architectural and structural plans from the local authorities of Wakiso and Mukono among others;
  4. Project periodic performance and monitoring reports.

Qualifications

The Project Architect shall possess a minimum of the following;

  1. A Master’s degree in architectural studies, Construction Management and Urban Planning.
  2. An honors Bachelor’s degree in architectural studies. 
  3. Registration with the Architects Registration Board is a MUST.

Experience

The Project Architect 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 Architects Registration Board.
  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

The project Architect should possess;

  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.
  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.