• Full Time
  • Uganda
  • Applications have closed

About this job

Q-Sourcing Limited trading as Q-Sourcing Servtec is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan.

On behalf of our client, Worley Parsons Uganda, we are looking for a competent, skilled, and experienced Geotech Engineer to work on the EACOP (East African Crude Oil Pipeline) construction project in Uganda.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Senior Geotech engineer will work alongside the onsite geotechnical lead to manage the technical execution of the geotechnical drilling investigation.
  • Technical Inspection of the drilling contractor’s equipment to ensure it is in accordance with relevant codes and standards (drill rods, drill bits, sampling (SPT, Shelby Tubes, Vane Shear), consumables, sample storage, laboratory equipment etc.)
  • Review of technical quality (drilling and sampling, borehole logs, sample storage and sample transportation)
  • Ensure clear communication between geotechnical lead as well as other key personnel (site, project team and client.
  • Attend planning / mobilization brief with the Geotechnical Lead / Client and ensure that the Scope of Work and contract deliverables is fully understood
  • Carry out pre-operations check on drilling equipment, consumables, sampling equipment, storage facilities and logging equipment 
  • Observe drilling contractor and geotechnical borehole logs and provide technical direction
  • Advise drilling contractor when to terminate drilling 
  • Communicate progress with geotechnical lead
  • Carry out work under guidance from Geotechnical Lead
  • Produce a daily field report 

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in geotechnical engineering or any related field is desirable
  • Technical qualification in health and safety management such as NEBOSH certification, ISO 45001 etc. 
  • Membership of a related Professional Institution or body preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with the site H3SE requirements to enable safe operation of the Field Engineer and those working with and for them.
  • An understanding and or interpretation of the specific contract scopes or work.
  • Strong understanding of home discipline engineering and deliverables
  • Expertise in geology, climatology, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • Refined sample extraction and transportation skills.
  • Well-honed and updated laboratory skills
  • An understanding and or interpretation of the specific contract scopes or work.
  • Strong understanding of home discipline engineering and deliverables.
  • Strong understanding of home discipline installation / construction techniques and approaches.
  • Familiarity with the design tools used in the home discipline engineering and an understanding of systems, processes and tools specifically related to the site.
  • Good communication skills to be able to inform and persuade on complex matters as well as collaboration with stakeholders and management.

How to apply:

All candidates who meet the criteria outlined as above are encouraged to apply under the job vacancy “QSSU-WPL-GEE-GEOTECH ENGINEER”.


Deadline for applications is not later than Monday 8th August, 2022

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.