AECOM Materials Engineer in Kampala, Uganda

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143809BR

Position Title Materials Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Infrastructure Services

Country Uganda

State/Province/Region UG - Kampala

City Kampala

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Infrastructure Services

We are planners, materials scientists, engineers, engagement consultants, asset managers and geotechnical specialists. Our team works to shape and influence some of our world’s most complex and challenging infrastructure. We also provide complementary services to other AECOM teams working in the sectors of Mining, Transportation, Manufacturing, Industrial and Water.

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will report to the Resident Engineer.

  • Implement the requirements of the Construction Discipline Quality Manual (PCP).

  • Maintain site dairy on a daily basis.

  • Oversee all functions of the site laboratory and perform all checks to ensure the accuracy of test results.

  • Arrange testing of materials and workmanship, issue job requests to the laboratory through the Laboratory Manager. Liaise with the Contractor’s Material Engineer.

  • Evaluate the Contractor’s construction methods and comment upon it.

  • Establish the dates for the technical meetings with the site laboratory staff, compile the agenda and minutes and distribute it.

  • Attend safety meetings.

  • Oversee the updating of the drawings with “As Built” information on a continuous basis.

  • Oversee the updating of the “As Built” materials documentation on a continuous basis.

  • Ensure that all work is submitted for approval and implement the “Request for Approval of Work” procedure.

  • Monitor the establishment of the testing facility.

  • Oversee calibration and frequency of calibration of equipment.

  • Evaluate the testing methods.

  • Receive and check test results from the Lab Manager.

  • Check compliance of all materials and products that are delivered to site.

  • Perform visual inspections of the works.

  • Evaluate and approve work and maintain required registers.

  • Take photographs on a regular basis and archive it in the Data base.

  • Prepare snag lists of completed works.

  • Finalise site records and prepare for storage.

  • Make contributions to the monthly construction report.

  • Prepare Appendices for monthly meeting as required by the RE.

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 years post graduate experience on civil engineering projects of which at least 6 years as Pavement Materials specialist on road construction or rehabilitation projects.

  • 5 years relevant experience in developing countries on similar assignments.

  • The position is for locals in Uganda (Not expats).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Geology orInternationally recognised equivalent.

  • Chartered Civil Engineer or Registered with an relevant Professional Organisation.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.