Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Health and Safety Engineer Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Health and Safety Engineer Jobs


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.

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.

Senior Health and Safety Engineer

Job Summary

The Senior Health and Safety Engineer reports to the Manager Health, Safety and
Security and is responsible for monitoring the technical and operational health and safety aspects of the oil and gas operations in the country.

The Senior Health and Safety Engineer is also responsible for monitoring the environment in which people work and recommend changes to keep workers from being exposed to sickness or

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiates continued review of the adequacy of policy, regulations, standards,
    strategies, guidelines and plans regarding technical & operational safety in the
    oil and gas sector
  • Participates in the review of technical reports to ensure that technical safety
    issues are integrated into planning, design and implementation of oil and gas
  • Identifies and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities, machinery, and
    safety equipment
  • Advises on emergency preparedness, response plans and oil spill response plans for oil and gas operations;
  • Monitors compliance of PAU and the licensees to health and safety legislations, standards and procedures by carrying out monitoring, inspection and audit of activities in the oil and gas sector;
  • Undertakes Root Cause Analysis of incidents in the oil and gas sector and
    recommends corrective actions;
  • Analyzes Health and Safety performance statistics (FAR, LTI, RWDC, MTC, FAC, Near Misses) and designs measures to promote a safe working culture in the sector;
  • Initiates the review of relevant Health and Safety procedures, manuals and guidelines and ensures that they meet legislative and best practice requirements;
  • Ensures periodic Safety Audits and follows-up on identified safety issues are
  • Coordinates inspections of workplaces, machinery and facilities of PAU and
    industry players to ensure they have the required safety devices installed on them
  • Ensures adequate evaluation and analysis of workplaces as well as the programs and procedures designed to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury to employees.
  • Ensures that staff and their supervisors are sensitized about the inherent work
    place risks and how to improve working conditions and practices.
  • Advises on suspension of activities that pose threats to workers’ health and
  • Investigates workplace accidents to identify causes and determine how such
    accidents can be avoided in the future
  • Recommends measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous
    work methods, processes, or materials
  • Conducts safety training or education programs and demonstrates the use of
    safety equipment
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills
    and Experience

    Basic Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in Safety Engineering or Chemical Engineering or any other
    relevant degree from an internationally recognized University.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in an Engineering discipline from an internationally
    recognized institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ working experience in health, safety and security management, 3 of which should have been served at supervisory level in a reputable organization.

    Added Advantage
  • A qualification in the oil and gas sector from an internationally recognized
  • Membership to professional international body.
  • Relevant Health, Safety Certification is desirable; and
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health, safety legislation,
    guidelines and standards.

    Character and Competencies
  • 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 research and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages like Microsoft Word, Microsoft
    Excel and Microsoft Access, among others.

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will Only consider online applications submitted through the PAU website.
    Interested persons are invited to visit the PAU website: and follow the
    link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
    available opportunities.
  • All applications should reach the PAU’s website by Tuesday
    15th January, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Health and Safety Engineer Jobs

  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • 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 individual.
  • “PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
    applicant for employment in its Service”
  • Executive Director
  • Petroleum Authority of Uganda

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