Chief Engineer at National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

Chief Engineer at National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

About US:

National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC) was founded in 1964 and is a Ugandan construction and real estate management company, partly owned by the Uganda Government. The Company’s mandate is to increase the housing stock in the country, rehabilitate the housing industry and encourage Ugandans to own homes in an organized environment.

Job Summary: The Chief Engineer will be responsible for providing leadership in project development, constructing and managing residential, industrial, commercial and any other projects and business units in furtherance of the Company’s mandate and Strategic objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develops departmental policies, Strategies, work plans and budgets and ensure their successful Implementation.
  • Coordinate design, development and supervision of Company products/joint venture projects as well as conducting research in order to ensure quality products, cost optimization and guarantee profitability for each project
  • Review and approve project designs prior to implementation including Site infrastructure designs, Architectural Drawings, Structural Drawings, Electrical drawings, Bills of Quantities etc.
  • Oversee development of Strategic Business Units (SBU) within the department and monitor their effective operations and profitability.
  • Be a team player and provide technical input in attraction of financing for strategic projects
  • Provide technical advice to Management with regard to the Company’s investment opportunities and projects – especially those involving Partnerships, External Contractors and other Service Providers
  • Manage and develop departmental staff professionally as part of performance management practice.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Building and Civil Engineering, or a closely related and relevant discipline, from a recognized University.
  • A Master’s Degree in Engineering, Management, Construction Management or any relevant field.
  • Must be a registered Engineer with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Uganda or any other internationally recognized professional engineer’s institute, or body.
  • Affiliation/Membership to any other professional body such as Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) and Association of Consulting Engineers etc shall be an added advantage.
  • Specialized training, with appropriate post graduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management, from a recognized institution, as a MUST
  • Proven knowledge and skills in application of the following Engineering related Software and Ms Office Packages is a MUST (Ms Project, Word, Excel and power point).
  • Proven knowledge and competence in the following design soft ware’s will be added advantage (AutoCAD, Revit and Arch CAD etc).
  • Relevant working experience of 12 years (three of which should have been at Senior Manager level) as a Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer/Manager, or in a similar senior position, in a large and reputable Construction, or Civil Works Company, or reputable Consultancy firm, or on any other large civil works project in public or Private Sector organization.
  • Proven construction project management track record and working experience in housing, project implementation, with evidence of successful projects, will be an added advantage

Personal Attributes:

  • Good Understanding of the building industry
  • Negotiation and Communication skills.
  • Well developed business management skills
  • Planning, coordination, and networking skills.
  • Project supervision skills
  • Competencies in Analytical thinking
  • Interpersonal, and human relations skills
  • Leadership, high ethics and integrity.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications indicating the position being applied for and accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic certificates, evidence of relevant working experience & contacts of three professional referees should be addressed to;

The Chief Human Resource Officer,

Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial Area,

P.O. Box 659, Kampala, Uganda.

Or

Email to: info@nhcc.co.ug .  (All applications via email must be sent as one document not more than 10 MBs)

Deadline: 7th February 2020 by 4:00 pm

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