Senior Safety Engineer Employment Opportunity – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Senior
Safety Engineer
Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Manager, Health, Safety and Security
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 Safety Engineer will report to the
Manager, Health, Safety and Security and will be responsible for monitoring and
regulating technical and process safety aspects of the oil and gas sector in
Uganda. The Senior Safety Engineer will also be responsible for ensuring safety
design and operation of oil and gas facilities by reducing the risk of each
identified hazard to an acceptable level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure compliance of licensees to 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;
  • Ensure safety is integrated during planning, design and execution of
    oil and gas activities;
  • Develop and implement a supervisory strategy to follow-up safety,
    emergency preparedness and response and working environment issues in the
    oil and gas sector
  • 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 technical & operational safety in
    the oil and gas sector;
  • Review incident reports submitted by licensees and participate in
    incident Investigation, including near misses, to an appropriate level;
    analyze immediate and root causes; and determine appropriate measures to
    prevent reoccurrences
  • Develop, monitor, and analyse trends in Safety Key Performance
    Indicators (KPIs) in the oil and gas sector
  • Initiate the review of relevant 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.
  • Recommending measures to help protect workers from potentially
    hazardous work methods, processes, or materials 
  • Conducting safety training or education programs to ensure a prudent
    safety culture in the oil and gas sector
  • 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
    Safety Engineer job placement must hold a master’s degree in Safety
    Engineering, Chemical Engineering or any other related engineering
    discipline from an internationally recognized University / Institution OR
    a master’s degree in any engineering discipline plus a post graduate
    training in health and safety management.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in an engineering or physical science
    discipline from an internationally recognized University / Institution
  • At least five years’ working experience in health and safety
  • Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role in an
    organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector from an internationally
    recognized institution;
  • Membership to professional international body.
  • Relevant Health, Safety Certification is desirable; and
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health, safety
    legislation, guidelines and standards.
  • 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 research and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages like Microsoft Word,
    Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, among others.
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
  • 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: 20th May 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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