The following is an overview of the Curtis LNG Project , expected to generate 5,000 jobs over the course of construction. The list of contractors is provided to assist you to determine where the job opportunities are during the construction phase. This list is current as at March 2012.
Operators: Alliance between Queensland Gas Company Ltd (QGC) of Australia and BG Group plc UK
Location: Gladstone, Queensland
Timeframe: FID announced in November 2011 with first LNG production  scheduled for the end of 2013. Bechtel has been appointed as the project contractor.
Cost: Estimated $8b
Employment: 5,000 jobs during construction and 800 during operation.
Status: The project will involve the expansion of Queensland Gas Company’s Surat Basin gas production  operations near Chinchilla, the development of a new 380km pipeline to Gladstone (central Queensland coast) and the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Curtis Island, near Gladstone.
Awarded Contracts and Employment Opportunities include:
- Bechtel; awarded EPCM contract.
- Thiess; awarded contract to build the coal seam gas processing facility generating 570 jobs: (http://www.theresourcechannel.com.au/blog/thiess-wins-major-contract-qgc-queensland-curtis-lng-project ).
- Toll Energy Logistics; awarded a A$45 million transport and storage contract to transport materials and equipment from suppliers to worksites and manage storage facilities to support construction activity in QGC’s gas fields in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland. The contract has started and runs until December 2014.
- Laing O’Rourke
- Weatherford Drilling
- Leighton; awarded the contract to construct the Curtis Island village and site facilities.
- Monadelphous; awarded a $80m contract in November 2012 to provide maintenance services at its Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) plant. Monadelphous will provide multidisciplinary core maintenance and shutdown services to support the operations phase of the QCLNG plant, which is under construction at Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland. The contract commences in January 2013 for an initial six-and-a-half-year term.
- Earthmoving contracts totalling more than $279m were awarded to five Surat Basin businesses, creating up to 200 new jobs on the Queensland Curtis LNG Project in December 2012. The successful contractors include Bruhl Roadworks and Earthmoving  of Tara, Mike Jones Earthmoving  of Wandoan, Ostwald Bros  of Dalby, Jeff Reid Earthmoving  of Emerald, and Clein Excavations and Tipper Hire  of Chinchilla.
Bechtel announced in mid 2012 it will employ 400 adult apprentices to work on the Gladstone LNG and Curtis LNG projects, amongst others: http://www.theresourcechannel.com.au/blog/bechtel-hire-400-adult-apprentices-lng-construction