Oil Careers – Instrumentation Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

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Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:Senior Operations 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 Instrumentation Engineer will be responsible for following up and participate in the monitoring and regulation of production and metering systems and operations. He/she will be closely involved in monitoring of the design, development, installation and maintenance of the systems and devices which will be used to control, monitor and regulate petroleum production.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Undertake field monitoring of production systems, processes and operations to ensure compliance with international standards and Ugandan regulatory requirements.
  • Support the review and evaluation of licensee proposals/applications for approval of the various components of production systems, and operations and advise on the suitability to aid regulatory decision making.
  • Review licensee proposals for metering designs and configurations to ensure technical suitability and regulatory compliance.
  • Review licensee work programs and budgets related to production systems, processes and operations.
  • Undertake periodic evaluation of licensee instrumentation and control systems to ensure compliance and advise on the suitable upgrades.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Instrumentation Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Chemical, Electrical or electronics engineering from an internationally recognized University / Institution.
  • A minimum of three (3) relevant working experience gained from a reputable organization.
  • Experience in oil and gas operations.
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to translate project needs into the design and development of suitable hardware.
  • Must possess excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical and innovative skills.
  • Excellent team player.

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: 20th May 2019 by 11:59 pm.

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