Oil & Gas Jobs – Completions Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:    Completions Engineer

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 Completions Engineer will follow up and participate in the daily monitoring and regulation of licensees on aspects of completions, re-completions and workover operations. He/she will be closely involved in development & production planning & operations. He/she will also be involved in reviewing well proposals, drilling plans and other such technical documentation submitted by the production licensees to ensure compliance with the relevant laws, regulations, Production Sharing Agreements and best petroleum industry practice. He/she will report to the Senior Operations Engineer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Support the evaluation of well proposals and drilling plans with specific focus on well completions.
  • Support the evaluation of well abandonment proposals.
  • Undertake wellsite operations monitoring especially well completions and work over operations to ensure compliance.
  • Review completions aspects in submissions made by licensees including Field Development Plans and other technical documentation and advise the Authority to support regulatory decision making.
  • Support the review of licensee work programs and budgets related to completions & work over operations.
  • Ensure timely submission of well testing data by development and production licensees.
  • Evaluate technical studies relating to well maintenance operations and other proposals for optimizing well performance.
  • 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) Completions Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an internationally recognized institution.
  • Three (3) years working experience relevant experience in oil industry drilling and completions operations.
  • A Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from an internationally recognized University / institution
  • Membership to 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.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software

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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