In the ‘How to get a job at …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country. In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements. This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed. The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.
The Gladstone LNG Project – Curtis Island Overview
This one is a biggie. It’s one of three massive LNG Facilities currently on the go on Curtis Island, which is 20mins ferry ride from Gladstone harbour. Here’s the story…
From the GLNG website About the Project Santos GLNG Project is a pioneering initiative to convert coal seam natural gas (CSG), or coal bed methane as it is sometimes referred to, to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to global markets. It represents a major investment in a cleaner energy source and fuel for the future.
Based in Queensland, Australia, the Project involves developing gas fields from the Bowen and Surat Basins in South-Western Queensland, and will transport the gas via a 420 kilometre underground pipeline to an LNG plant on Curtis Island, off the coastline of Gladstone.
This groundbreaking US$16 billion Project is a joint venture between Santos and three of the world’s largest LNG companies, PETRONAS, Total and KOGAS.
GLNG’s Project involves
- expanding coal seam gas production in the Surat and Bowen basins in Queensland
- Building a 420 kilometre one-metre (42”) diameter buried natural gas pipeline from the gas fields to Gladstone
- Constructing a natural gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, Gladstone
GLNG has awarded Engineer Procure and Construct (EPC) contracts to
- Fluor Australia for the gas field expansion
- Saipem for gas transmission pipeline
- Bechtel for plant and port works
The GLNG project will create thousands of jobs, across many different disciplines. The construction workforce is expected to peak at 5000.
Coal Seam Gas Fields Peak Construction Workforce – up to 1100 workers.
Gas Transmission Pipeline Peak Construction Workforce – up to 100o workers.
LNG Facility – Up to 3000 workers over four years for Train 1 and a peak of 2000 workers over four years for subsequent trains.
From the Bechtel website
Bechtel has signed a contract to provide engineering, procurement, and construction of a $16 billion liquefied natural gas processing plant in Queensland, Australia. The Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project will feature two liquefaction trains with a combined capacity of 7.8 million tons of LNG per year. The project, which will create up to 6,000 jobs, is owned by a partnership of Santos, Petronas, Total, and Kogas.
Occupations Required at the Gladstone LNG Project
All of Bechtel’s hiring goes through this portal, so if you are interested this is your first port of call. Once you have completed your application remember to keep it live by logging in monthly.
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Building Trades
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Catering Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Metal Trades
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at Gladstone LNG Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or QLD Licences
- Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
- Australian Drivers Licences
- High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
- Safely Working at Heights – for EWP workers
- Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
- Dogging/Rigging/Scaffolding tickets
- CPR and First Aid Certificate
Companies Involved with the Gladstone LNG Project
Fluor are working to develop our gas fields in the Bowen and Surat basins. To find out more about Fluor in Australia, including employment opportunities click here.
ESS (Compass Group) – Operator of worker accomodation and services.
Location Profile – Gladstone & Central QLD
Gladstone, Tannum Sands, Boyne Island, Biloela, Moura, Agnes Waters, LNG, Coal, Alumina, Aluminum, Cement, Power Station, Curtis Island, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Trial riding, Moto x, 4×4, Drag strip, Surf (just), Kite Surfing, Cinemas. Population: 60316 (2010) Gladstone Regional Council link Gladstone Region – Rents as at Jan 2012 2 Bed 1 Bath – $300 – $490 3 Bed 1 Bath – $310 – $575 4 Bed 2 Bath – $550 – $2000 Gladstone Region – House Prices as at Jan 2012 2 Bed 1 Bath – $295,000 – $455,000 3 Bed 1 Bath – $370,00 – $1,100,000 4 Bed 2 Bath – $401,543 – $1,300,000
|Climate data for Gladstone Airport|
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|Avg. Rainfall mm||111.8||183.9||71.1||43.4||34.1||42.6||26.3||36.6||32.1||59.2||59.3||121.0||819.1|
|Avg. Rainy days||11.1||12.1||8.2||5.8||5.3||6.3||4.6||4.4||4.3||7.2||7.7||10.4||87.4|
This project is taking on both Gladstone locals, who ferry back and forth across the Gladstone harbour each day and FIFO worker who are put up in camp accommodation. As a generalisation it is easier to get a start as a local.
Interstate Licence Recognition
A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate. Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition
Gladstone LNG Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.
Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide. Like most things in life, there are no guarantees. Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.
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