Oil & Gas Careers – Technical Safety Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

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Oil & Gas Careers – Technical Safety Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Technical Safety Engineer

Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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Reports to: Senior Safety Engineer

About US:

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.

Job Summary:  The Technical Safety Engineer will report to the Senior Safety Engineer and will be responsible for monitoring technical and operational safety aspects of oil and gas operations. He / She will also be responsible for ensuring that a Safety in Design Approach is adopted in oil and gas projects, and that a structured process is implemented to keep residual risks as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Advise on 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 industry best practice.
  • Participate in development and implementation of a safety supervisory strategy for the oil and gas sector.
  • Ensure safety is integrated during planning, design and execution of oil and gas activities.
  • Participate in review of technical reports submitted by the licenses such as field development plans, front end engineering designs, risk assessment studies, safety reports, 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 implementation.
  • Participate in development/review of policies, laws, regulations, standards, strategies, guidelines and plans for regulating technical and operational safety in the oil and gas sector.
  • Advise on emergency preparedness and response in oil and gas operations.
  • 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 reoccurrences.
  • Prepare, maintain and analyze safety performance statistics in the oil and gas sector (FAR, LTI, RWDC, MTC, FAC, Near Misses) and design measures to promote a safe working culture.
  • Participate in the review of relevant safety procedures, manuals and guidelines and ensure that they meet legislative and best practice requirements.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Technical Safety Engineer job placement must hold an honor’s bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline from an internationally recognized University / Institution.
  • At least three years of working experience in safety management in the Oil and Gas sector.
  • A post graduate qualification in safety engineering, safety and risk management, instrumentation and control engineering or any other relevant post graduate qualification from an internationally recognized institution is desired
  • Relevant certification in safety specializing in the oil and gas sector.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan health, safety legislation, guidelines and standards.
  • Membership with an internationally recognized professional body.
  • Knowledge of safety management systems, processes, and techniques applicable to the oil and gas industry; as well as international industry fire and safety codes, recommended practices, standards and specifications.
  • Knowledge of inherently safer design and risk-based design.
  • Understanding concepts of process shutdown, fire and gas detection, relief/flare systems, passive/active firewater protection, and emergency response.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills, particularly the ability to communicate in a multidisciplinary project context environment.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

Click Here (Register) -> Proceed to Application


  • 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.

Deadline: 28th August 2020 by 11:59 pm.

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