Refinery Project Engineer Job Careers – Uganda Refinery Holding Company (URHC)

Organization: Uganda
Refinery Holding Company (URHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: General Manager
About Us:
The Uganda Refinery Holding Company (URHC) is a Private Limited
Liability Company that was incorporated under the Companies Act (2012) as a
subsidiary of the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC). The objective of the URHC
is to hold Government’s interest on behalf of UNOC in the oil refinery and
associated infrastructure. URHC, in partnership with an investor partner, will
design, develop, build, operate and maintain the Uganda Refinery Project to be
located in Kabaale, Hoima District.
Job Summary: The Refinery
Project Engineer (PE) will provide technical coordination to the Uganda
Refinery Project team for all project phases to ensure effective project
development and performance. The incumbent will participate in project
development activities such as design input, estimating, planning and
scheduling to ensure safe and quality projects, and execute the project’s scope
including scope development, safety, within the project budget/funding,
schedule, and in accordance with the project execution plan. The jobholder will
also ensure integration with all project team members throughout the project’s
lifecycle with emphasis on construction activities.
Key Duties and
  • Keeps project manager informed of emerging
    risk issues (safety, cost, schedule, quality) and ensures all work is
    performed in accordance with all Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE),
    Process Safety Management (PSM) and other regulatory requirements.
  • Support the project manager to ensure that
    the project is properly established and documented within a project
    control plan. This activity includes the initial project cash flow and
    work breakdown structure (WBS) structure; contracting strategy and
    assisting the project scheduler with updates from engineering and
    construction personnel.
  • Coordinates and ensures that all
    engineered items required for the project are approved for procurement in
    accordance with the project specification, schedule and milestones.
  • Assist the project manager with the
    development of all project deliverables as outlined in the project
    execution plan and coordinates as needed to ensure compliance with project
    milestone dates, as well as gathering and coordinating information to
    support estimating activities.
  • In charge of developing and/or maintaining
    all project documentation; including all project meeting notes,
    maintaining files of all actions, decisions, changes and communications
    throughout the projects life cycle.
  • Coordinates the contracting strategy with
    assistance from the project’s supply chain management representative; this
    includes working with the field coordinator during field activities.
  • Supports the value improving practices
    with the project team and captures ideas for review and development with
    the project team; promotes continuous improvement throughout the project’s
    life cycle including lessons learned.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must hold an
    undergraduate degree in Engineering, Applied Science or other relevant
    degree with 5+ years’ work experience.
  • Masters degree in Chemical / Process
    Engineering or Refinery Systems Engineering or Refinery Design and
    Operation would be highly considered.
  • Specialized engineering knowledge, applied
    to complex issues and problems. May provide guidance and mentorship to
    junior engineers & technical staff. Viewed as site expert in an
    engineering field or discipline.
  • At least five years’ experience in project
    execution; experience in refinery/ petrochemical plants would be an
  • Operations or maintenance experience in a
    refinery or petrochemical environment would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience working with in
    the petroleum midstream sector would be an advantage.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. competency
    with MS Office required. Knowledge of Microsoft Project or Primavera P6 / P7
    is preferred.
  • A self-starter with strong technical,
    interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a completed and signed applications form, download here, together with
certified copies of academic certificates addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE
to the address below. The applications should be delivered through registered
mail, electronic mail (email) and courier will also be received. Applications
via email must be delivered as a single pdf file, in the order of cover letter,
application form and supporting documents to
Address to:
General Manager,
Uganda Refinery Holding Company Ltd,
Room C406, 4th Floor Amber House, Plot 29/33 Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 36316, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th April 2017 by
17:00 Hrs

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