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Technical Safety Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Engineering, architecture
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

The Technical Safety Engineer will report to the Senior Health and Safety Engineer and will be responsible for monitoring technical and operational health and 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).

All applicants are required to scan and attach certified copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.


  1. Advise on compliance of licensees to health and 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.
  2. Participate in development and implementation of a health and safety supervisory strategy for the oil and gas sector.
  3. Ensure safety is integrated during planning, design and execution of oil and gas activities.
  4. 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.
  5. Respond to emergency situations and incidents either during or after regular working hours, to provide technical assistance and advice.
  6. Conduct health and safety audits and inspections on operations / equipment and procedures, present recommendations for improvement; and follow-up their implementation.
  7. Participate in development/review of policies, laws, regulations, standards, strategies, guidelines and plans for regulating technical & operational safety in the oil and gas sector.
  8. Advise on emergency preparedness and response in oil and gas operations.
  9. 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.
  10. Prepare, maintain and analyze health and 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.
  11. Participate in the review of relevant health and safety procedures, manuals and guidelines and ensure that they meet legislative and best practice requirements.
  12. Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Engineering, architecture
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Operative management; Risk analysis; Natural gas power plant technology; Engineering; Safety systems
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Petroleum Authority of Uganda

Energy, utilities, environmentCompany size: 500-1000 people

Welcome to the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU). 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.