How to get a Job at the PNG LNG Project

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 PNG LNG Project Overview

From the PNG LNG Website

PNG LNG is an integrated development that includes gas production and processing facilities in the Southern Highlands and Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea, including liquefaction and storage facilities (located northwest of Port Moresby on the Gulf of Papua) with capacity of 6.6 million tons per year. There are over 700 kilometers (450 miles) of pipelines connecting the facilities.

The investment for the initial phase of the Project, excluding shipping costs, is estimated at US$15.7 billion. Over the life of the Project, it is expected that over nine trillion cubic feet of gas will be produced and sold.

PNG LNG will provide a long-term supply of Liquefied Natural Gas to four major LNG customers in the Asia region including: Chinese Petroleum Corporation, Taiwan; Osaka Gas Company Limited; The Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc.; and Unipec Asia Company Limited, a subsidiary of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec).

The Project will progress in a series of development phases with the first LNG deliveries scheduled to begin in 2014.


Companies Involved with the PNG LNG Project

EPC contracts for the project have been let as follows:

  • Early Works – Upstream, Clough – Curtain Bros JV
  • Early Works – LNG Plant Site, Parsons & Curtain Bros
  • LNG Plant, Chiyoda – JGC JV
  • Offshore Pipeline, Saipem
  • Gas Conditioning Plant, CBI – Clough JV
  • Onshore Pipeline, Spiecapeg
  • Komo Airfield, McConnell Dowell – CC Group JV

Recruitment for the PNG LNG Project is primarily conducted through the following general recruitment agencies on a contract basis. In addition to this listing, the PNG LNG Project utilizes other speciality suppliers to deploy staff contractor resources.  Please inquire through your agency if it is not listed below. Your agency will know whether it has a master professional services (staffing) agreement to provide resources to the PNG LNG Project.

This listing is intended to direct candidates that are not aligned with an agency to be considered by the project.

Air Energi* +61 7 3056 0900
(Calum Smith)
[email protected]
Brunel International South East Asia* +61 7 3218 7360
(Raewyn Pene)
[email protected]
Dovrefabcon International +61 413 030 963
(Leonard Kostaszek)
[email protected]
Fircroft +61 7 3233 2301
(Graham Van Gilst)
[email protected]
Link Project Services +61 8 9322 8577
(Simon Calvert)
[email protected]
Intertek Moody +61 2 9978 0123
(Dominic O’Brien)
[email protected]
NES Global Talent* +675 7384 8310
(Peter Kratzmann)
[email protected]

Other agency providers to the PNG LNG Project include Bond Personnel, ERM, Orion, Placements*, Velosi, Kentz, and W.S. Nelson/Campbell & Associates.


Occupations Required at the PNG LNG Project

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Drillers & Offsiders
  • Riggers/Doggers
  • Mobile Plant Operators / Truck Drivers
  • Crane Operators


Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the PNG LNG Project

  • Relevant Trade Qualifications
  • Occupational Health and Safety – Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Australian Drivers Licences
  • High Risk Work Licence for any required plant, eg. EWP’s, Forklifts, Mobile Crane, Loaders.
  • Safely Working at Heights for EWP workers
  • Ability to pass Medical including Drug and Alcohol screening
  • Dogging/Rigging Tickets
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Passport & Ability to gain visa for PNG


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


PNG 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.

At this stage of the project no EBA’s can be found.  As companies are awarded contracts this EBA section will be updated.


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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  1. Frank McCabe

    I am a Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning Technician with extensive experience in both commercial Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning as well as some Industrial Refrigeration experience. Your article on the PNG LNG P

    • Frank McCabe

      I am a Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning Technician with extensive experience in both commercial Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning as well as some Industrial Refrigeration experience. Your article on the PNG LNG Project was very interesting and with more information on conditions it could be a project that I would like to gain employment in and hopefully gain some more experience and training in my field.
      If you have any other information or contacts associated with this project and pertaining to my trade I would be most interested. Thanks for the article.
      Regards Frank McCabe

  2. Owen

    G’day Frank,

    How are ya going mate?

    You’ll have to try phoning through to the different agencies involved that are listed above. Once you get through to one, there’s a good chance they’ll be able to help you out.

    Have you created a profile on Cribhut is a free service for Blue Collar Workers, it helps because Cribhut allows Employers to send you job invitations that suit your qualifications and experience via text message, email and on your cribhut dashboard.
    No more searching for jobs online or in newspapers.

    Goodluck mate!


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