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.
About the APLNG Export Pipelines Project
From the APLNG Website
Australia Pacific LNG today (16 August 2011) announced it has awarded MCJV, a joint venture between McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd and Consolidated Contracting Company Australia Pty Ltd, a multi-million dollar contract that will deliver the main gas export pipeline for the project and provide more than 1,000 construction jobs to the region.
Australia Pacific LNG Project Director, Page Maxson, “MCJV is a large Australian-based contractor with extensive experience in delivering major pipeline projects and we will benefit from that expertise with delivery of a pipeline on schedule and to our stringent specifications. The pipeline is a critical component of the project acting as a transmission line to carry CSG from the gas fields to Curtis Island in Gladstone where it will be processed for export to international markets.”
From the McConnell Dowell Website
MCJV, a joint venture between McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd and Consolidated Contracting Company Australia Pty Ltd, today announced it will commence immediate delivery of the Australia Pacific LNG 415 km main export pipeline and associated facilities.
The delivery of the 36” and 42” diameter gas pipeline and associated facilities from the coal seam gas (CSG) fields in the Surat and Bowen basins in south western and central Queensland to Curtis Island, off Gladstone, follows MCJV’s completion of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and early works contract awarded in December 2009 by Australian Pacific LNG.
Mark Twycross, General Manager – “MCJV will have a peak workforce of more than 1000 people and will deliver the large diameter gas pipeline and associated facilities over a two year construction programme.”
Major site works will commence in mid 2012 with completion due by the end of 2013.
Location Profile -Toowoomba & Darling Downs
Toowoomba, Surat Basin, Dalby, Chinchilla, Miles, Bunya Mountains, Farming, Coal, Agriculture, CSG, Power Stations, Hunting, National Parks, Country Pubs, Moto X, Trail Riding, Wineries, Inland Fishing, 4×4, Camping, Bushwalking, Boating, Canoeing
Population (Region): 250,000 est (2012)
Toowoomba Greater Region – Rents as at May 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath - $ 165 – $ 325
3 Bed 1 Bath - $ 185 – $ 425
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 280 – $ 1000
Toowoomba Greater Region - House Prices as at May 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath - $ 150,000 – $ 330,000
3 Bed 1 Bath - $ 150,000 – $ 455,000
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 250,000 – $ 3.300,000
|Climate data for Toowoomba|
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|Average high °C||27.6||26.6||25.5||22.9||19.6||16.9||16.3||17.9||20.9||23.7||26.0||27.5||22.6|
|Average low °C||16.7||16.6||15.4||12.3||9.1||6.3||5.3||6.0||8.5||11.5||13.8||15.7||11.4|
|Record low °C||8.9||7.2||6.1||3.5||-1.8||-3.6||-4.4||-4.2||-0.4||1.9||3.8||7.4||-4.4|
|Avg. Rainfall mm||132.1||121.1||94.6||61.9||58.4||56.8||52.0||39.5||46.7||72.2||89.5||120.0||944.0|
Companies Involved with the APLNG Export Pipelines Project
MCJV – McConnell Dowell and Consolidated Contracting Company joint venture
Occupations Required at the APLNG Export Pipelines Project
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Building Trades
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Cleaning and Catering Staff
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Metal Trades
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the APLNG Export Pipelines 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’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
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
APLNG Export Pipelines Union Greenfields 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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