Oil Jobs – Senior Petroleum Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Senior
Petroleum Engineer

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 Productio 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 Petroleum Engineer will be
responsible for the monitoring and regulation of well production, metering and
production systems. He will also ensure optimal production performance and real
time production monitoring. He/she will report to Manager Operations and
Surface Facilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for evaluating and monitoring aspects of well
    performance, production engineering, metering and production data
  • Responsible for the review and evaluation of Field Development
    Plans, Petroleum Reservoir Reports, Front End Engineering and Design,
    Detailed Engineering and any other technical proposals and advise on
    aspects related to metering, petroleum production and allocation.
  • Responsible for the review and evaluation of licensee technical
    studies related to metering for artificial lift and metering systems.
  • Responsible for reviewing licensee work programs related to
    production and metering systems operations to support their timely review
    and approval.
  • Ensure well planned, executed and cost-efficient well production,
    metering systems and production data acquisition.
  • Responsible for monitoring of metering design, installation,
    testing, operation, calibration and maintenance as well as production,
    well performance tests, and petroleum production operations by licensees.
  • Responsible for reviewing and updating metering standards and
    related guidelines.
  • Monitoring and regulation of the measurement of petroleum produced,
    processed & transported for resource management, operational, fiscal
    and other purposes.
  •  Evaluation of field
    development and production programs, plans, consents, applications and
    permits submitted by licensees and recommending for issuance, renewal and
  •  Support the preparation,
    documentation, review and submission of periodic progress reports 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
  •  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
    Petroleum Engineer job placement must hold a Master’s degree in Petroleum
    Engineering or Instrumentation and Control Engineering 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.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas
  • Previous 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 instrumentation and control in
    process and petroleum engineering
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.
  • Innovative and with proven high level of integrity
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to interpret and analyse instrumentation diagrams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using of relevant 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: 20th May 2019 by 11:59 pm.

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