Oil & Gas Jobs – Senior Health and Safety Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

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 Health and Safety Engineer reports
to the Manager Health, Safety and Security and is responsible for monitoring
the technical and operational health and safety aspects of the oil and gas
operations in the country. The Senior Health and Safety Engineer is also
responsible for monitoring the environment in which people work and recommend
changes to keep workers from being exposed to sickness or injuries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Initiates continued review of the adequacy of policy, regulations,
    standards, strategies, guidelines and plans regarding technical & operational
    safety in the oil and gas sector
  • Participates in the review of technical reports to ensure that
    technical safety issues are integrated into planning, design and
    implementation of oil and gas activities
  • Identifies and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities,
    machinery, and safety equipment
  • Advises on emergency preparedness, response plans and oil spill
    response plans for oil and gas operations;
  • Monitors compliance of PAU and the licensees to health and safety
    legislations, standards and procedures by carrying out monitoring,
    inspection and audit of activities in the oil and gas sector;
  • Undertakes Root Cause Analysis of incidents in the oil and gas
    sector and recommends corrective actions;
  • Analyzes Health and Safety performance statistics (FAR, LTI, RWDC,
    MTC, FAC, Near Misses) and designs measures to promote a safe working
    culture in the sector;
  • Initiates the review of relevant Health and Safety procedures,
    manuals and guidelines and ensures that they meet legislative and best
    practice requirements;
  • Ensures periodic Safety Audits and follows-up on identified safety
    issues are undertaken
  • Coordinates inspections of workplaces, machinery and facilities of
    PAU and industry players to ensure they have the required safety devices
    installed on them
  • Ensures adequate evaluation and analysis of workplaces as well as
    the programs and procedures designed to control, eliminate, and prevent
    disease or injury to employees.
  • Ensures that staff and their supervisors are sensitized about the
    inherent work place risks and how to improve working conditions and
  • Advises on suspension of activities that pose threats to workers’
    health and safety
  • Investigates workplace accidents to identify causes and determine
    how such accidents can be avoided in the future
  • Recommends measures to help protect workers from potentially
    hazardous work methods, processes, or materials
  • Conducts safety training or education programs and demonstrates the
    use of safety equipment
  • 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
    Health and Safety Engineer Management job placement must hold a Master’s
    degree in Safety Engineering or Chemical Engineering or any other relevant
    degree from an internationally recognized University.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in an Engineering discipline from an
    internationally recognized institution.
  • At least five years of working experience in health, safety and
    security management, 3 of which should have been served at supervisory
    level in a reputable organization.
  • 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.
  • T rack 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.
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: 15th January 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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