Oil & Gas Careers – Senior Upstream Cost Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Senior Upstream Cost Engineer
Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager, Cost
Monitoring
About US:
The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established
under Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act
2013, and in line with the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was
approved in 2008. The PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration,
development and production, together with the refining, gas conversion,
transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda. This includes ensuring that
petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant
laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best
practice for the petroleum industry.
Job Summary: The Senior
Upstream Cost Engineer will oversee the monitoring and regulation of costs of
operations in the upstream petroleum value chain.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure cost efficient upstream operations.
  • Actively contribute in the planning,
    budgeting and reporting on the activities of the Cost Monitoring
    Department.
  • Responsible for evaluating and advising on
    the day today contractor requests related to contracting, budgets and
    expenditure as regards to upstream operations.
  • Participate in the development of
    appropriate methodologies for pipeline tariff building for facilities in
    the midstream and provide advice on the appropriate tariffs.
  • Coordinate the monitoring of compliance by
    upstream licensees in cost management.
  • Coordinate the monitoring of upstream
    field operations costs.
  • Coordinate evaluation of draft management
    letters and preparation for exit meetings over cost recovery audits by the
    Office of the Auditor General and other relevant institutions.
  • Coordinate the review and advise on
    budgets for upstream projects and support the same in the midstream.
  • Support the process of ascertaining the cost
    of oil or gas due to licensees.
  • Ensure cost control databases put in place
    to control costs are always up to date, the cost estimation tools are
    being used to generate comparative costs and that approved budgets are
    always benchmarked.
  • Coordinate the preparation, documentation,
    review and submission of periodic progress reports to relevant internal
    and external stakeholders.
  • Plan and budget for resource requirements
    in the business Unit and monitor the usage to ensure efficiency.
  • Develop and monitor a Business Unit Work
    plan and develop Performance Agreements with all the staff under
    supervision.
  • Monitor staff performance and provide
    guidance and periodic feedback for performance improvement.
  • Assess the training and development needs
    of staff under supervision and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to
    staff under jurisdiction.
  • Initiate and implement activities/programs
    intended to create and harness teamwork in the business Unit.
  • Implement any other staff related programs
    as introduced and approved in the organization.
  • Create and maintain a working atmosphere
    that fosters creativity and innovation in the team.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority
    of Uganda (PAU) Senior Upstream Cost Engineer job placement must hold a
    Master of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering or Economics/Finance
    from an internationally recognized University / Institution.
  • An honours Bachelor’s Degree in
    Geosciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Accounting, Physical Sciences or
    related disciplines from an internationally recognized University/
    Institution.
  • At least five years of working experience
    in project cost control, estimation, forecasting or commercial management
    of engineering, procurement and construction works preferably in the Oil
    and Gas Sector.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    working in a team in an organization/business unit/project with diverse
    professionals within the upstream oil and gas industry.
  • A professional/ advanced qualification in
    Finance/Accounting, Audit/Compliance/Risk, Cost Engineering/Management is
    desired
  • Membership of at least one internationally
    recognized professional body.
  • Good knowledge of the policies, laws,
    regulations and guidelines regarding cost monitoring in the oil and gas
    sector in Uganda.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of
    integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a
    team.
  • Proven track record of outstanding
    performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills.
  • Possess good administrative and
    negotiation skills.
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving
    skills.
  • Proficiency in the necessary computer
    packages.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the link below.
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Deadline: Wednesday, 18th April 2018 by 11:59 pm.
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