Oil Jobs – Physical Planning Officer – Uganda Refinery Holding Company (URHC)

Job Title:       Physical
Planning Officer
Organization: Uganda
Refinery Holding Company (URHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager,
Industrial Park Development
About US:
The Uganda Refinery
Holding Company (URHC) is a Private Limited Liability Company incorporated
under the Companies Act (2012). It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Uganda
National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd. The purpose of the URHC is to hold, on behalf of
UNOC, interest in the refinery project planned to be developed in Kabaale,
Hoima District and its associated infrastructure. URHC has also been given the
mandate to develop, operationalize and manage the 29.57 km2 Kabaale petro-based
Industrial Park (KIP).
Job Summary: The
Physical Planning Officer will actively participate in the implementation and
update of the Master Plan for the Industrial Park in accordance with the KIP
Program Roadmap, in liaison with the key stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Designate and strictly manage the zoning of developments and the
    design all the Plots and servitudes in the Masterplan in liaison with
  • Set up and manage an approval process for the developments in the
    park and the handling of applications for modifications in liaison with
    the National Planning Board and other authorities.
  • Preparation of cadastral layouts, and land demarcations, within the
    KIP, including marking on site the boundaries of this demarcations.
  • Maintain accurate records of the Masterplans as they are
    progressively updated, and the development plans that are submitted and
    maintain a clear record of the approved plans and drawings.
  • Formulate manuals, guidelines and systems for the assessment of
    development plans and modifications in Plot size and zoning;
  • Prepare and implement a risk management framework for KIP physical
  • Incorporate the requirements of Physical Planning in QHSE strategy
    for the KIP project area.
  • Monitor and report on construction activities within the KIP project
    area to ensure that projects are completed per design deliverables,
    quality standards and that pre-start up safety reviews are conducted.
  • Liaise with the neighboring physical planning authorities and raise
    any issues that may enhance or affect the KIP plans.
  • Perform any other duties as may be reasonably assigned within the
    scope of the Job role.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda Refinery Holding Company (URHC)
    Physical Planning Officer job must hold an honours bachelor’s degree in
    Urban Planning or Regional planning, Spatial planning, physical planning
    or other related discipline.
  • Professional registration with the Uganda Institute of Physical
    Planners is mandatory.
  • Professional registration with any other relevant regulatory body or
    its equivalent in the Commonwealth will be an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of GIS is a necessity.
  • A minimum of 5 (five) years’ post degree experience in the practice
    of urban and regional Planning including large housing and development
  • Experience in the planning of industrial parks will be an added
  • Experience in the Oil and Gas Industry will be an added advantage.
  • A self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision with
    strong organizational skills
  • High level written and oral communications skills
  • Must be results-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of
    enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity
  • Experience in research, strategic theme development, project
    management and programming-related work
  • Quality orientation/attention to detail skills
  • Risk Management and negotiation skills
How to Apply:
All candidates
should complete and sign Application Forms, download
, together with certified copies of academic certificates should be
addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE to the address below. Applications
delivered through courier or post office will also be received. Applications
must include a cover letter, application form and supporting documents. While
wethank you for your interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
General Manager,
Uganda Refinery
Holding Company Ltd,
Plot 15 Yusuf Lule
P.O. Box 36316 Kampala,
Deadline: 12th July 2019
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