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 Wheatstone LNG Project – Onslow WA
From the Chevron Australia website
The Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects – providing greater security of supply and significant economic benefits such as employment, government revenue and local business opportunities.
In conjunction with the Gorgon Project, it reinforces our position as a leading natural gas supplier and liquefied natural gas (LNG) operator in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Wheatstone Project will include an onshore facility located at Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area (ANSIA), 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The foundation project will include two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and a domestic gas plant.
From The Wheatstone Jobs Website
Something remarkable is happening near Onlsow at Ashburton North, on Western Australia’s Pilbara coast: the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, a liquefied natural gas development designed and constructed by Bechtel for Chevron.
Bechtel has contracted with Chevron to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the downstream portion of the Wheatstone LNG Project.
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world. We operate through global business units that specialise in oil, gas and chemicals; mining and metals; civil infrastructure; power generation; communications and transmission; and government services. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right — no matter how big, how complex, or how remote the project.
We have been in Australia, working with Australians, for more almost 60 years.
Our company is founded on values that Bechtel people all share:
Safety. We have a world-class safety program, and it pays off. About 80 percent of our projects complete each year without a lost-time accident. Our philosophy is simple — every accident, and therefore every injury, is preventable. That’s what we mean by Zero Accident Plus.
Ethics. Bechtel’s culture is grounded in integrity and respect. This means adhering to the highest standards of ethics. Our reputation as an ethical company is one of our most valuable assets. We stand by everything we do.
Quality. At Bechtel, quality means doing the job right the first time. We’ve always delivered quality work, and we are continually striving to improve our performance through Six Sigma and other initiatives.
While we work for governments and commercial customers, our projects also help grow local economies and improve the quality of life for communities and people around the world. Time and again our work has demonstrated that the only limits on human achievement are those that we place on ourselves.
Occupations Required at the Wheatstone LNG Project
- 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 Wheatstone LNG Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or WA 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 Wheatstone LNG Project
- Aspen Medical
- Astron Environmental Services
- BAM Clough JV
- Best JV
- Decmil Australia
- Dredging International
- ESS Thalanyji
- Golder Associates
- Greyhound Australia
- Handley Surveys
- KSJV – Electrical and Instrumentation installation services
- John Holland
- NTC Contracting
- Terrestrial Ecosystems
- Veolia Environmental Services
Location Profile – Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara
Port Hedland, Newman, Ningaloo Reef, Onslow, Karratha, Millstream Chichester National Park, Dampier, Mackeral Islands, Tom Price, Pilbara, Karijini National Park, Marble Bar, Rudall River National Park, Iron Ore, Rail, Port, Natural Gas, Salt, Manganese, Fishing, Snorkelling, Diving, 4×4, Skate parks, Tennis, Cricket, Soccer, Hockey, AFL, Swimming, Gorges, Hiking, Boating, Adventure
Population: 48,610 (2010) ABS
Pilbara Region – Rents as at Jan 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $950 – $1600
3 Bed 1 Bath – $1100 – $ 2300
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 1450 – $ 3000
Pilbara Region – House Prices as at Jan 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $310,000 – $759,000
3 Bed 1 Bath – $395,000 – $1.150,000
4 Bed 2 Bath – $490,000 – $2.700,000
For more info on camp life and working conditions etc follow this link
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
Wheatstone 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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