AECOM Resident Project Manager in Kampala, Uganda

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146635BR

Position Title Resident Project Manager

Job Category Engineering - Power

Business Line Program Management

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

Program Management

Our specialists are responsible for the management and control of hundreds of major capital programs totaling over US$300 billion across all continents and market sectors, including transportation/infrastructure, mining and minerals, environmental, facilities, water and energy.

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of Project Management Plan and detailed Project implementation schedule together with expenditure schedule by contract.

  • Coordination with the home office Project Director and Coordinator, all contractual and administrative activities.

  • Coordination with the Home Office Coordinator, Design Engineers (Substation, Protection & Control, Communication, Transmission Line and Civil) and Transformer Specialist of all engineering activities.

  • Coordination of on-the-job training.

  • Administration of all works and supplies of goods contracts.

  • Liaison with all contractors and client to insure that construction schedules are completed within the time set.

  • Assist Client in settling of any disputes or differences with contractors.

  • Establishment of contract billing procedures; verification and certification of all billing before submission to client Project Coordinator.

  • Daily and weekly coordination with client and contractors of all engineering, procurement and field activities.

  • Daily and weekly planning of all local staff activities.

  • Weekly and monthly follow-up of each contractor’s progress of work and preparation of related reports.

  • Preparation of quarterly reports.

  • Meetings with client and contractors with remote participation of home office staff to ensure the progress of execution works at field and good coordination between participants.

  • Follow-up of factory and site tests.

  • Issue of completion and operational acceptance certificates.

  • Preparation of the Completion Reports.

  • Establish and maintain a contract management system which includes a system to manage correspondence monitor contractual obligations for AECOM and the Client and flag the Project Director in time if any actions are required.

  • Assist the Contractor to compile a detailed schedule in MS Projects or Primavera in order to manage the outputs of the contractor daily.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in substation projects, 5 years of which as project management and construction supervision.

  • Must have a minimum experience of working on three (3) similar nature of project (substation rehabilitation and upgrading).

Personal attributes, qualities or competencies:

  • Team player.

  • Self-starter.

  • Able to work alone and with Team in any African country.

  • Can speak, read and write the English language fluently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally must have a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university.

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.