Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Petroleum Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Petroleum Engineer - Jobs in Uganda


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 mandate of the PAU 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.

Job Title

Directorate of Development & Production

  • Senior Petroleum Engineer

    Job Summary

    The Senior Petroleum Engineer will be responsible for coordinating drilling programs
    under Exploration and appraisal and report to Manager Technical Evaluation.

    He /She will be responsible for reviewing drilling plans submitted by exploration

    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 Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for reviewing drilling programs proposed by exploration
  • 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
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance of oil companies to drilling and data
    submission requirements.
  • Supervise field drilling activities of petroleum companies.
  • Work with Senior Geologist and Senior Geophysicist in order to achieve
    prospect evaluation, resource estimation and recommending further exploration or appraisal programs.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical Evaluation
  • 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 jurisdiction
  • 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
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • 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


  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector in
    a busy and well-organized institution
  • Demonstrated working experience in an organization /project with diverse professionals that requires team work.

    Added advantage

  • Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda.
  • Membership of relevant professional organizations

    Character & Competence
  • 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:
  • PAU will ONLY consider online applications submitted through her website.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th March 2019
  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • Applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted
  • 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
  • Please forward any enquires regarding this advert to or call
    telephone number 0414231924.
  • PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any applicant for employment in its Service
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Petroleum Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

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