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

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Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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 Production Engineer will be responsible for the regulatory aspects of ensuring optimal production performance, real time production monitoring, selection and operation of production systems including artificial lift. He/she will participate in the planning, acquisition, validation and interpretation of production data. He/she will report to the Senior Subsurface Engineer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in the acquisition, validation and interpretation of production related data.
  • Undertake field monitoring and reporting on production and injection systems.
  • Review licensee work programs and budgets related to production systems and operations.
  • Participate in measurement of produced petroleum.
  • Update and track production volumes and targets and undertake forecasting of oil and gas production to enable regulatory decision making.
  • Participate in the development and review of workflows, procedures, guidelines and reservoir management plans for development and production activities.
  • Participate in the management of development and production data.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of production data by licensees.
  • Participate in the development of an internal production database
  • Evaluate historical production data and advise on opportunities for production enhancement and optimisation.
  • Monitor and analyse reservoir performance.
  • Participate in the evaluation and review of field development and production programs, plans, consents, applications, permits and production forecasts submitted by licensees.
  • Evaluate technical studies relating to production operations, production monitoring, artificial lift systems, production optimisation opportunities and new technologies to ensure technical suitability and regulatory compliance.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Production Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering from an internationally recognized University / institution.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience work in a similar role in the petroleum sector.
  • A Master’s degree in Production Engineering or Petroleum Engineering from an internationally recognized institution.
  • Computer literacy in applying various industry specific analytical software packages for the operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Membership to a relevant professional organization.
  • Innovative and 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.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software

How to Apply:

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


  • 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: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.

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