2 Petroleum Engineer Job Opportunities – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:    Petroleum Engineer (2 Job Placements)

Organisation: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

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 mandate of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda 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 practices for the petroleum industry.


Job Summary:  The Petroleum Engineer will be responsible for interpretation of data from drilling operations under Exploration and appraisal. 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 of well data received from oil companies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Reviewing drilling programmes proposed by exploration companies.
  • Receive, quality controlling and interpret well data submitted by oil companies.
  • Monitoring compliance of drilling activities of licensees with respect to the relevant laws, regulations and Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs).
  • Monitoring compliance of oil companies to drilling and data submission requirements.
  • Compile Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports
  • 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) Petroleum Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Engineering or related discipline from an internationally recognized institution
  • At least three years of relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector, in a busy and well-organized institution.
  • Supervisory skills in the field as well as in an office-based environment.
  • Knowledge in well data interpretation software.
  • A Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from an internationally recognized University is desired
  • Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda
  • Team working skills.
  • Membership of relevant professional organizations.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 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 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 individual.

Deadline: 4th October 2021 by 11:59 pm.

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