Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Sub Surface Engineer Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Sub Surface 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 Subsurface Engineer

Job Summary

The Senior Subsurface Engineer oversees the monitoring and regulation of Subsurface Engineering aspects related to field development and production and cessation of petroleum activities.

He/she reports to the Subsurface
Manager. The Senior Subsurface Engineer leads and supervises all Engineers
and technicians in the Subsurface Engineering Section.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all activities within the Subsurface Engineering Section.
  • Responsible for the development and updating of inhouse dynamic models for
    fields under development and/or production
  • Coordinates the evaluation of reservoir engineering aspects of Field Development Plans and Petroleum Reservoir Reports
  • Responsible for ascertaining the quantity of petroleum produced by the
  • Responsible for in house development and analysis of field development
    concepts to aid in regulatory decision making.
  • Leads the review and advises on the approval of technical proposals by
    licensees for recovery of petroleum
  • Responsible for evaluation of production data to document and report on the
    quantity of petroleum produced by the licensees
  • Advises the Authority on the required software tools for the Subsurface Engineering Section and ensures its proper maintenance
  • Coordinates the preparation, documentation, review and submission of periodic progress reports to relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Plans and budgets for resource requirements in the business Unit and
    monitors the usage to ensure efficiency
  • Manages performance of both the business unit and the staff under jurisdiction
    and implements initiatives that foster staff capacity building and career development
  • Implements succession planning and any other staff related programs as
    introduced and approved in the organization.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in either; Engineering, Physical Sciences, Petroleum
    Geosciences or Petroleum Geophysics from
    an internationally recognized
    University / institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in either; Engineering, Physical Sciences
    Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Geophysics from an internationally
    recognized university / institution.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas industry,
    3 of which should have been served at supervisory level in a reputable
  • Working experience within the upstream business covering reservoir,
    production engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team in an organization/business
    unit/project with diverse professions.

    Added Advantage
  • Good knowledge of the policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding
    petroleum development and production in Uganda.
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.

    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 analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software.

    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 Sub Surface 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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