Oil & Gas Careers – Senior Drilling and Completions 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 Drilling and Completions Engineer
will be responsible for monitoring and regulation drilling and completion
engineering aspects of drilling programs and well proposals as well as well
completions, workovers, well maintenance and integrity. He/she will report to
Manager Operations and Surface Facilities
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the review and evaluation of drilling and completion
    aspects of Field Development Plans, Petroleum Reservoir Reports and any
    other technical proposals related to work over operations, recompletion,
    abandonment of wells, drilling, well proposals, drilling programs and
    advise on the issuance, renewal and revocation of licenses and facility
    construction proposals.
  • Responsible for the review of proposals regarding cessation of
    petroleum activities and decommissioning and make recommendations thereof
  • Responsible for reviewing licensee work programs related to
    development drilling and completions operations to support their timely
    review and approval.
  • Responsible for reviewing and updating drilling and completions
    standards and materials standards for all well and surface facility
    related facilities and operations.
  • Monitoring of drilling, completions, testing, work overs, well
    construction, and related petroleum operations by licensees.
  • Ensure well planned, executed and cost-efficient development
    drilling operations by licensees as well as optimal utilization of
    existing and planned wells.
  • Advise on the required procedures, policies and legislation and
    standards for safe and secure licensee operations related to drilling and
    completions operations.
  • Coordinate the preparation, documentation, review and submission of
    periodic progress reports related to drilling and completion to relevant
    internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop Performance Agreements and monitor performance to provide
    guidance to staff
  • Assess the training and development needs of staff in the Department
    and recommend appropriate interventions
  • Initiate and implement activities/programs intended to create and
    harness teamwork in the Business Unit.
  • Create and maintain a working atmosphere that fosters creativity and
    innovation in the team.
  • 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
    Drilling and Completions Engineer job placement must hold a Master’s
    degree in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline from an
    internationally recognized institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Chemical, Civil, Electrical or
    Mechanical Engineering, or physical sciences from an internationally
    recognized institution.
  • At least five years of relevant working experience in the oil and
    gas industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team in an
    organization/business unit/project with diverse profession within the
    upstream oil and gas industry.
  • Experience in upstream petroleum industry field operations.
  • Qualification and/or experience in drilling and completions in the
    petroleum industry.
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.
  • Innovative and with proven high level of integrity
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using of relevant drilling and completions software.
  • Excellent analytical/critical thinking skills
  • Proven record of outstanding performance
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
  • 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: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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