Whilst this major $7.7b LNG project awaits a final investment decision – anticipated by the end of 2009 – work continues to increase the growing workforce.
The project is a joint venture between Santos (60%) and Petronas (40%) and is expected to generate up to 5,000 jobs during construction and sustain more than 200 jobs during operation.
Santos anticipates construction will commence in 2010, with some infrastructure construction prior to this date. In addition to Bechtel being awarded the FEED contract, environmental applications have been lodged.
A summary of workforce requirements is as follows (note that these can obviously change):
COAL SEAM GAS FIELDS
Will require a peak operational workforce of around 1,500 workers based on two fly in/fly out rosters of 14 days on, 14 days off. On site accommodation facilities will be provided.
GAS TRANSMISSION PIPELINE
Will require a construction workforce of up to 1,000, to be accommodated in a number of main and satellite self-contained accommodation facilities along the pipeline route.
Will also require an operational workforce of some 15-20 operational and maintenance workers.
Will require a peak construction workforce of up to 2,000 workers over four years for Train 1. Those based locally will potential do a 50 hour week (Mon-Fri) with ability to accrue RDO’s or take two per month in conjunction with a weekend. Those based outside the local area will potential do a 58 hour week, Mon-Sat on a 4 weeks on, one week off roster.
The anticipated construction schedule is:
Train 1: 2010 – 2014
Train 2: 2014 – 2017
Train 3: 2018 – 2021
If you are interested in working on the project, head to the Santos website where you will find a list of specific vacancies associated with the project in addition to the facility to lodge an expression of interest for various construction roles. Bechtel will establish a project specific recruitment facility in Gladstone, together with a dedicated website later this year that will enable all interested applicants to register their interest in employment on the project.
If you want more information on GLNG Employment Opportunities, you can call on 1800 761 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lodge and expression of interest here: http://santoscareers.nga.net.au/fnt_jobs_list.cfm?
In addition, Santos has opportunities for both their Brisbane and Adelaide offices, together with opportunities in regional locations including Roma, Taroom and Injune which will progressively become available with the start up of GLNG.
To find out more about professional/technical roles, you can also call Santos contacts:
• Stefanie Jones for Geoscience opportunities on 08 8116 5531
• Greg Kerr for Engineering opportunities on 07 3838 3683
• Jonathan Banks for Field Development opportunities on 08 8116 5418
• Abi Chambers for Commercial and Environmental opportunities on 07 3838 3939