Oil & Gas Jobs – Permit to Work (PTW) Officer – Sinopec (Uganda)

Job Title:   Permit to Work (PTW) Officer 

Organisation: Sinopec (Uganda)

Work Location: Tilenga Project Site(s)

On-boarding Date: Immediately


About US:

Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation (Sinopec Service) is a fully owned subsidiary of Sinopec Group, which ranks No. 2 in Global Fortune 500 in 2020. Sinopec Service is engaged in the provision of all project phases service for various sectors, including oil & gas, power, buildings, roads and bridges etc. We are looking for Construction and Project support personnel.


Job Summary:  The Permit to Work (PTW) Officer will coordinate all expansion related Permit to Work (PTW) activities to ensure the safe, timely and efficient preparation and execution of all related work activities in accordance with the relevant company internal and external PTW requirements and procedures.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Act as single point of contact for all PTW activities and be the primary interface between Operations and the performing party.
  • Provide up-front advice and support to users of the PTW-process and system and ensure necessary resources for the PTW are available
  • Liaise with the operational team at the planning phase to complete the Permit Review/Screening to ensure appropriate level of risk assessment is performed.
  • Identify activities that conflict with other work and that such hazards are identified and that steps are being undertaken to analyse and implement mitigations.
  • Lead project daily permit to work coordination meeting, update and circulate list of next day’s/week’s planned work activities with relative order and priority.
  • Keep up-to-date daily register of PTW’s, supplementary certificates, audits and performance statistics.
  • Brief Area Supervision on next day’s permits for authorization ensuring no conflicts with any relevant (new) Standing Instructions or operational situations.
  • Perform spot-checks on the correct execution of activities in compliance with PTW procedure and other company procedures.
  • Coordinate and conduct routine PTW audits and assume role as focal point for PTW audits.
  • Track and advise line management for overdue or expired permits, certificates, forms and maintain records and hard copies of all PTW documentation as per document retention policy.
  • Identify ways to improve PTW process and system regarding safety, effectiveness & efficiency and propose improvements to Line management.
  • Develop necessary PTW reports and statistics including PTW non-compliances as necessary at regular frequency.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Engineering or equivalent
  • Relevant HSE technical training in PTW such as NEBOSH IGC/NEBOSH IOGC or equivalent
  • Three years of relevant operations experience preferably in oil and gas or construction
  • Technical exposure in the designated process area including experience with PTW system.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with teams.
  • Experience working in a multinational environment.
  • Strong communication skills


How to Apply:

All candidates should merge their applications into one single pdf document to hrsinopec.ug@outlook.com with file name format as “position+major+name”. Only candidates who been deemed to have fully met the requirements of the roles will be contacted for interviews.


NB: If you have not been contacted directly within two weeks of your application, then you have not been successful. In support of our commitment to the development of the local community, Ugandan national applicants will be given priority.


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