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


Job Title:       Senior
Petroleum Engineer

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Manager Technical Evaluation


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 Petroleum Engineer will be
responsible for coordinating drilling programmes under Exploration and
appraisal and report to Manager Technical Evaluation. He / She will be
responsible for reviewing drilling plans submitted by exploration companies. He
/ She will be responsible for field monitoring of drilling operations and
ensuring that the licensed companies under exploration comply with the legal
framework of the country in addition to the petroleum industry best practice.
He / She will also be responsible for receiving, quality controlling and
interpreting well data received from oil companies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Responsible for reviewing drilling programmes proposed by
exploration companies.

Responsible for receiving quality controlling and
interpreting well data submitted by oil companies.

Responsible for monitoring compliance of drilling
activities of licensees with respect to the relevant laws, regulations and
Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs)

Responsible for monitoring compliance of oil companies to
drilling and data submission requirements.

Supervise field drilling activities of petroleum

Work with Senior Geologist and Senior Geophysicist in
order to achieve prospect evaluation, resource estimation and recommending
further exploration or appraisal programmes.

Submit monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical

Plan and budget for resource requirements in the business
Unit and monitor the usage to ensure efficiency

Develop and monitor a Business Unit Work plan and develop
performance agreements with all the staff under supervision

Monitor staff performance and provide guidance and
periodic feedback for performance improvement 

Assess the training and development needs of staff under
supervision and recommend appropriate interventions

Provide coaching and mentoring support to staff under

Initiate and implement activities/programs intended to
create and harness teamwork in the business Unit

Implement any other staff related programs as introduced
and approved in the organization

Create and maintain a working atmosphere that fosters
creativity and innovation in the team

Any other duties assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Senior Petroleum
job placement must hold a Master’s
degree in Petroleum Engineering from an internationally recognized University.

A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Engineering or related
discipline from an internationally recognized institution.

At least five years of relevant working experience in the
oil and gas sector in a busy and well-organized institution.

Proven supervisory experience in the field as well as in
an office-based environment.

Demonstrated working experience in an organization/project
with diverse professionals that requires teamwork.

Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws,
regulations and guidelines regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda.

Excellent communication and business-focused team working

Membership of 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.

Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.

Track record of training and mentoring others.

Excellent analytical skills.

Proficiency in the relevant computer packages. 


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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