Oil Jobs – Process Safety Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Process
Safety Engineer
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
Process Safety Engineer will report to the Senior Safety Engineer and will be
responsible for facilitating, coordinating and/or performing the Process Safety
Management (PSM) mandate of the Authority. The Process Safety Engineer will
also be responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of Independent Protection
Layers (IPLs), in reducing the likelihood or severity of an undesirable event,
to meet regulatory needs for acceptable levels of risk.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure compliance of licensees to process safety requirements in the
    Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act, 2013, the
    Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream storage) Act,
    2013, Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006 and other applicable laws,
    regulations, standards and international best practice;
  • Participate and coordinate the review of Process Hazard Analysis
    programs in order to identify, evaluate and control potential hazards
    within processes including hazard identification, risk assessments,
    mitigation planning and project implementation;
  • Ensure process safety is integrated during planning, design and
    execution of oil and gas activities;
  • Participate in review of technical reports submitted by the licenses
    such as field development plans, front end engineering designs, detailed
    engineering designs, risk assessment studies, safety reports, safety
    concepts, design philosophies, specifications, drawings and data sheets,
    fire and explosion protection studies among others;
  • Respond to emergency situations and incidents either during or after
    regular working hours, to provide technical assistance and advice.
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections on operations / equipment and
    procedures, present recommendations for improvement; and follow-up their
  • Develop/review policies, laws, regulations, standards, strategies,
    guidelines and plans for regulating operational safety in the oil and gas
  • Advise on emergency preparedness and response in oil and gas
  • Review incident reports submitted by licensees and participate in
    incident Investigation, including near misses, to an appropriate level;
    analyse immediate and root causes; and determine appropriate measures to
    prevent reoccurrences
  • Develop, monitor, and analyse trends in Process Safety Key
    Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the oil and gas sector
  • Ensure that process safety related documentation for all identified
    hazards are developed and maintained. This includes reviewing and
    organizing P&IDs and PFDs as necessary.
  • Initiate the review of relevant process safety procedures, manuals
    and guidelines and ensure that they meet legislative and best practice
  • Ensure that licensees sensitize all personnel involved in oil and
    gas operations about the inherent work place risks and how to improve
    working conditions and practices.
  • 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 Process
    Safety Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in
    Chemical or Electrical or Mechanical engineering or any other process
    safety engineering related discipline from an internationally recognized
  • At least three years of relevant working experience in process
    safety management in the oil and gas sector.
  • A post graduate qualification in safety engineering, instrumentation
    and control engineering or any other relevant post graduate qualification from
    an internationally recognized institution;
  • Relevant certification in process safety engineering specializing in
    the oil and gas sector;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the national health, safety
    legislation, guidelines and standards.
  • Membership to nationally and internationally recognized professional
  • Good understanding of all process safety management elements and
    process design in the upstream and midstream operations.
  • Knowledge of the application of Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
    and Inherent Safe Design (ISD) principles;
  • Solid understanding of process design concepts, process control
    systems, safety instrumented systems, active and passive fire protection
    and emergency preparedness and response.
  • Ability to interpret piping and instrumentation diagrams
    (P&ID’s), process flow diagrams (PFDs), Electrical Drawings, Cause and
    effects, Safe Operating Limits, Technical Drawings, Facility Siting and
    layout diagrams as well as material safety data sheets.
  • 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, communication skills.
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills, particularly the
    ability to communicate in a multidisciplinary project context
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages like Microsoft Word,
    Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, among others, Excellent listening
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the link below.
Click Here (Register)
-> Proceed to Application
  • ONLY online applications will be
  • 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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