The Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Safety Engineer Jobs in Uganda

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Safety 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 Summary

The Senior Safety Engineer will report to the Manager, Health, Safety and Security
and will be responsible for monitoring and regulating technical and process safety
aspects of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.

The Senior Safety Engineer will also
be responsible for ensuring safety design and operation of oil and gas facilities by
reducing the risk of each identified hazard to an acceptable level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance of licensees to safety requirements in the Petroleum
    (Exploration, Development and Production) Act, 2013, the Petroleum (Refining,
    Conversion, Transmission and Midstream storage) Act, 2013, Occupational
    Safety and Health Act, 2006 and other applicable laws, regulations, standards
    and international best practice;
  • Ensure safety is integrated during planning, design and execution of oil and gas
  • Develop and implement a supervisory strategy to follow-up safety, emergency
    preparedness and response and working environment issues in the oil and gas
  • Participate in review of technical reports submitted by the licenses such as field
    development plans, front end engineering designs, detailed engineering
    designs, risk assessment studies, safety reports, safety concepts, design
    philosophies, specifications, drawings and data sheets, fire and explosion
    protection studies among others;
  • Respond to emergency situations and incidents either during or after regular
    working hours, to provide technical assistance and advice.
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections on operations / equipment and
    procedures, present recommendations for improvement; and follow-up their
  • Develop/review policies, laws, regulations, standards, strategies, guidelines
    and plans for regulating technical & operational safety in the oil and gas sector;
  • Review incident reports submitted by licensees and participate in incident
    Investigation, including near misses, to an appropriate level; analyze immediate
    and root causes; and determine appropriate measures to prevent
  • Develop, monitor, and analyse trends in Safety Key Performance Indicators
    (KPIs) in the oil and gas sector
  • Initiate the review of relevant safety procedures, manuals and guidelines and
    ensure that they meet legislative and best practice requirements;
  • Ensure that licensees sensitize all personnel involved in oil and gas operations
    about the inherent work place risks and how to improve working conditions and
  • Recommending measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous
    work methods, processes, or materials
  • Conducting safety training or education
    programs to ensure a prudent safety
    culture in the oil and gas sector
  • 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, Chemical Engineering or any
    other related engineering discipline from an internationally recognized
    University / Institution OR a master’s degree in any engineering discipline
    plus a post graduate training in health and safety management.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in an engineering or physical science discipline
    from an internationally recognized University / Institution

  • A minimum of 5 years’ working experience in health and safety management.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a leadership role in an
    organization/business unit/project with diverse professionals

    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 her website.
  • Interested persons who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes for the above positions are invited to visit the PAU website
  • All applications should reach the PAU’s website by 20th May 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, and any form of
    lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • 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.
  • 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; The Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Safety Engineer Jobs in Uganda

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