Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has won Rio Tinto's electrical and instrumentation package at Rio Tinto's Cape Lambert Port Expansion project.
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited specialise in the construction, commissioning and maintenance of Electrical, Control and Instrumentation services to the resource sector. The contract has been valued at approximately $100 million.
Pittsburgh boilermaker Charles Stella immigrated to Australia for a coveted mining-industry job, fulfilling a dream he held for years. His one-year contract pays a six-figure salary. Here are edited diary excerpts of Mr. Stella's experience...
A project has been launched in Australia to encourage more women, including those from overseas to seek jobs with us at Rio Tinto. Our "Digging for Diversity" recruitment programme aimed at diversifying our workforce and educating women about employment opportunities in the mining industry.
A shortage of jobs for skilled workers in the oil and gas sector earlier this year is “easing” according to an index of job opportunities posted online. The Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index revealed a strong third quarter in 2012 despite some “economic and seasonal headwinds” for the industry.
There were 540 offshore oil rigs in the world last year and, by the end of 2012, the number should rise by 51 to 591, says Faststream Recruitment, a UK based firm that specialises in hiring for the shipping, oil and gas industry.
What jobs offer the highest pay? Investment banking is up there. So is specialist surgery.
We’re working hard to maintain our high safety standards, particularly when it comes to road safety and the impact we are having on local roads in the areas in which we work. Across the Project from Roma, along our pipeline route, to Gladstone, there are a number of large vehicles transporting equipment for our Project. Some of you may have also noticed the roadwork activity we are undertaking to improve the width, water drainage and surface quality on roads across the Maranoa Region.
In March 2012 we wrote about an announcement by the Skilled Migration Western Australia (SMWA), which is currently the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for all of Western Australia except the Gold Fields – Esperance region.
The key message of the article was that labour market testing would no longer be a requirement for
certification under the RSMS. The removal of labour market testing ultimately reduced costs and time for employers.