Senior Petroleum Engineer Job Careers – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Senior
Petroleum 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 Senior Petroleum Engineer will be
responsible for coordinating drilling programs under Exploration and appraisal
and report to Manager Technical Evaluation. He / She will be responsible for
reviewing drilling plans submitted by exploration companies. He / She will be
responsible for field monitoring of drilling operations and ensuring that the
licensed companies under exploration comply with the legal framework of the
country in addition to the petroleum industry best practice. He / She will also
be responsible for receiving, quality controlling and interpreting well data
received from oil companies
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for reviewing drilling programs proposed by exploration
  • Responsible for receiving quality controlling and interpreting well
    data submitted by oil companies.
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance of drilling activities of
    licensees with respect to the relevant laws, regulations and Production
    Sharing Agreements (PSAs)
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance of oil companies to drilling
    and data submission requirements.
  • Supervise field drilling activities of petroleum companies.
  • Work with Senior Geologist and Senior Geophysicist in order to
    achieve prospect evaluation, resource estimation and recommending further
    exploration or appraisal programs.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical
  • 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
    Petroleum Engineer job placement must hold a Master’s degree in Petroleum
    Engineering from an internationally recognized University.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Engineering or related discipline from
    an internationally recognized institution
  • At least five years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas
    sector in a busy and well-organized institution
  • Demonstrated working experience in an organization /project with
    diverse professionals that requires team work.
  • Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws, regulations and
    guidelines regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda.
  • Membership of relevant professional organizations
  • 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.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages
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 individual.
Deadline: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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