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Are you looking for Engineering Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Road Inspector job at Kaabong District Service Commission

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

April 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Kaabong District is one of the Local Governments, under the Uganda Government decentralization policy, located in the north of Uganda.

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Job Title

Road Inspector job at Kaabong District Service Commission

Job Description

Monitoring construction and maintenance activities to verify compliance with approved plans, specifications, and contractual requirements.

Investigating complaints, accidents, or incidents related to road conditions and infrastructure, and recommending corrective measures to prevent recurrence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Roads and Highways:

  • Conducting regular inspections of roads, bridges, tunnels, and other transportation infrastructure to assess their condition and identify any defects, damage, or safety hazards.

  • Inspecting road surfaces, signage, guardrails, drainage systems, and other components to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.


Documentation and Reporting:

  • Documenting inspection findings, including observations, measurements, and photographs, using standardized forms or software systems.

  • Generating inspection reports detailing the condition of roads and infrastructure, highlighting any deficiencies or maintenance needs, and recommending corrective actions.

  • Communicating inspection results to relevant stakeholders, such as government agencies, engineering teams, contractors, and maintenance crews.


Compliance and Regulation:

  • Ensuring that roads and transportation infrastructure comply with relevant laws, regulations, codes, and standards, such as those pertaining to safety, accessibility, and environmental protection.

  • Monitoring construction and maintenance activities to verify compliance with approved plans, specifications, and contractual requirements.

  • Investigating complaints, accidents, or incidents related to road conditions and infrastructure, and recommending corrective measures to prevent recurrence.


Quality Assurance and Control:

  • Conducting quality assurance checks on construction materials, such as asphalt, concrete, and aggregates, to verify compliance with specifications and standards.

  • Performing field tests and measurements, such as pavement density testing and compaction testing, to ensure the quality and durability of road surfaces.

  • Collaborating with engineering teams, contractors, and suppliers to address quality issues and implement corrective actions as needed.


Safety and Risk Management:

  • Identifying safety hazards and risks associated with road construction, maintenance, and operations, and recommending measures to mitigate or eliminate them.

  • Promoting safe work practices and adherence to safety protocols among construction crews, maintenance personnel, and other stakeholders.

  • Investigating accidents, incidents, or near misses involving road infrastructure and recommending improvements to enhance safety.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required, although some positions may prefer candidates with post-secondary education in civil engineering, construction management, or a related field.

  • Additional training or certification in road inspection, construction inspection, or traffic safety may be beneficial.


Experience:

  • Previous experience in road construction, maintenance, or inspection is often required, preferably in a similar role with a government agency, engineering firm, or transportation authority.

  • Familiarity with construction methods, materials, and equipment used in road infrastructure projects is desirable.


Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in using tools and equipment for road inspection, such as measuring devices, surveying instruments, and testing equipment.

  • Knowledge of relevant software applications for data collection, documentation, and reporting, such as GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or inspection management systems.

  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Abilities:


  • Strong analytical skills to assess road conditions, interpret technical data, and identify potential issues or safety hazards.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems, evaluate options, and make sound decisions under pressure.


Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey inspection findings, write reports, and interact professionally with colleagues, contractors, and stakeholders.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups of people.

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How to Apply

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