Oil & Gas Careers – Technical Safety Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)


Job Title:       Technical
Safety Engineer

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Senior Safety Engineer


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 Technical Safety Engineer will report to
the Senior Safety Engineer and will be responsible for monitoring technical and
operational safety aspects of oil and gas operations. He / She will also be
responsible for ensuring that a Safety in Design Approach is adopted in oil and
gas projects, and that a structured process is implemented to keep residual risks
as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Advise on compliance of licensees to safety requirements
in the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act, 2013, the
Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream storage) Act, 2013,
Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006 and other applicable laws,
regulations, standards and industry best practice.

Participate in development and implementation of a safety
supervisory strategy for the oil and gas sector.

Ensure safety is integrated during planning, design and
execution of oil and gas activities.

Participate in review of technical reports submitted by
the licenses such as field development plans, front end engineering designs,
risk assessment studies, safety reports, design philosophies, specifications,
drawings and data sheets, fire and explosion protection studies among others.

Respond to emergency situations and incidents either
during or after regular working hours, to provide technical assistance and

Conduct safety audits and inspections on operations /
equipment and procedures, present recommendations for improvement; and
follow-up their implementation.

Participate in development/review of policies, laws,
regulations, standards, strategies, guidelines and plans for regulating
technical and operational safety in the oil and gas sector.

Advise on emergency preparedness and response in oil and
gas operations. 

Review incident reports submitted by licensees and
participate in incident investigation, including near misses, to an appropriate
level; analyze immediate and root causes; and determine appropriate measures to
prevent reoccurrences.

Prepare, maintain and analyze safety performance
statistics in the oil and gas sector (FAR, LTI, RWDC, MTC, FAC, Near Misses)
and design measures to promote a safe working culture.

Participate in the review of relevant safety procedures,
manuals and guidelines and ensure that they meet legislative and best practice

Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Technical
Safety Engineer
job placement must hold an honor’s bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline
from an internationally recognized University / Institution.

At least three years of working experience in safety
management in the Oil and Gas sector.

A post graduate qualification in safety engineering,
safety and risk management, instrumentation and control engineering or any
other relevant post graduate qualification from an internationally recognized
institution is desired

Relevant certification in safety specializing in the oil
and gas sector.

Good knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health,
safety legislation, guidelines and standards.

Membership with an internationally recognized professional

Knowledge of safety management systems, processes, and
techniques applicable to the oil and gas industry; as well as international
industry fire and safety codes, recommended practices, standards and

Knowledge of inherently safer design and risk-based

Understanding concepts of process shutdown, fire and gas
detection, relief/flare systems, passive/active firewater protection, and
emergency response.

Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.

Ability to work independently and in a team.

Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Good research and analytical skills.

Good written, verbal and presentation skills, particularly
the ability to communicate in a multidisciplinary project context environment. 


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: 28th August 2020 by 11:59 pm.


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