Oil Careers – Senior Petroleum Officer / Refining & Gas Conversion – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Petroleum Officer / Refining and Conversion will report to Manager Refinery,
Gas Processing and Utilization. He / she will be responsible for supervising
the development and operation of the refinery and other conversion facilities
in the country.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in monitoring and regulating all activities
    within the petroleum refining and conversion facilities in the country
  • Coordinate the review and advise on the approval of the engineering
    designs during development of the refinery and conversion facilities and
    advise management.
  • Review the agreements and contracts on refining and conversion
    facilities and advise management.
  • Review and advise on standards and codes during development of the
    refinery and conversion facilities.
  • Ensure the smoothness of all processes related to refining and
    conversion facilities in the country.
  • Monitor and supervise refining and conversion activities project
    budgets along with schedules.
  • Responsible for monitoring and regulating petroleum refining and
    conversion facilities activities and reporting compliance of the licensee
    with relevant laws, regulations, guidelines and contracts in Uganda.
  • Advise on the required software tools for the Section and ensure its
    proper maintenance
  • Coordinate the preparation, documentation, review and submission of
    periodic progress reports to relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Plan and budget for resource requirements for the section and
    monitor the usage to ensure efficiency
  • Assess the training and development needs of staff under supervision
    and recommend appropriate interventions
  • Support coaching and mentoring support to staff under supervision.
  • Coordinate the compilation of quarterly and annual reports for the
  • 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
    Petroleum Officer / Refining & Gas Conversion job placement must hold
    a Master’s degree in chemical and/or process engineering, petroleum
    engineering or refinery engineering from an internationally recognized
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Engineering, physical sciences or
    related discipline from an internationally recognized institution.
  • At least five (5) years working experience in oil and gas industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team with
    diverse profession within the oil and gas sector
  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or
    membership with an internationally recognized professional body in the
    relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of the design, construction and operation of oil
    refineries and conversion facilities
  • Good communication and management skills.
  • Good knowledge of the policies, laws, regulations and guidelines
    regarding petroleum pipeline and storage.
  • 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 excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the
link below.
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-> Proceed to Application
  • ONLY online applications will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to scan and
    attach CERTIFIED copies of the required academic documents only e.g.
    Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level and O-level certificates and PLE
    results slip.
  • Academic documents for the successful
    candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are
    considered for appointment into the Authority.
  • Only short listed and successful
    candidates will be contacted.
  • All appointments shall be subject to a
    probationary period of not more than six months and subsequent
    confirmation in service will be based on satisfactory performance of the
Deadline: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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