Cost Estimator at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Uganda National Roads Authority, Kinawataka Road, Kampala, Uganda
negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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About UNRA:

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by the National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008. The mandate of UNRA is to develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns.

Job Summary: 

The Cost Estimator will assist the Cost Estimation Specialist in ensuring that the cost estimation methods used in determining the design and construction costs are in line with the industrial accepted standards. The Estimator will also be responsible for caring out unit rate analysis for all construction items using best cost element of labor, material, equipment, overheads, risks and profit. In addition, the Estimator will be responsible for preparing cost comparisons of both unit rates and per kilometer costs with similar on-going road and bridges development and maintenance projects both in Uganda and within the region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Updating templates for unit rate analysis and cost estimates;
  • Updating and implement systems to monitor all costs associated with design, construction and maintenance of roads and bridges in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Participate in preparation of tender and contract documents in line with UNRA standards and Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Prepare and analyze costs for bids in line with UNRA Directorate Work Plan;
  • Undertaking market re-assessment of bid prices in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Implement cost optimization procedures for value for money analysis in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Managing risks in the cost estimation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

    • The ideal candidate for the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Cost Estimator job opportunity must hold an honors degree in Quantity Surveying, or Engineering or related field;
    • At least three years’ experience in construction cost estimation;
  • A postgraduate qualification in a related field will be an added advantage;
  • Membership to a related professional body is an added advantage;
  • Computer literacy is a must.
  • High level of computer skills and experience in the use of database management, spreadsheets, word processing, scheduling and computer based estimating tools.
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Uganda, Kampala


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