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 Northern Gas Pipeline Project
From the Jemena website
The 622km Northern Gas Pipeline will link Tennant Creek in the Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland, unlocking the next phase of economic growth for the Territory and help build a stronger Northern Australia.
- Construction of the $800 million Project began in July 2017.
- The first gas is scheduled to flow in late 2018.
- Jemena have awarded two construction contracts consisting of both QLD 481klm and NT 141km works
Occupations Required at the Northern Gas Pipeline Project
- Electrical Trades
- Mechanical Trades
- Building Trades
- Mobile Plant Operator / Truck Driver
- Crane Operators
- Labourer / Trades Assistant
- Metal Trades
- Health & Safety
Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Northern Gas Pipeline Project
- Relevant Trade Qualifications and / or NT/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 Northern Gas Pipeline Project
Jemena – selected by the Northern Territory Government to build and operate the NEGI Pipeline.
McConnell Dowell – awarded the contract to construct 481km of the 622km long pipeline.
- Northern Gas Pipeline NT Works Construction Contract Announcement
- McConnell Dowell website
- McConnell Dowell Linkedin page
Spiecapag Australia – awarded the contract to construct 141km of the 622km long pipeline.
- Northern Gas Pipeline QLD Works Construction Contract Announcement
- Spiecapag Australia website
- Spiecapag Australia Linkedin page
Location Profile – Mt Isa & Western QLD
Mt Isa, Oasis of the Outback, Selwyn Ranges, Leichhardt River, Cloncurry, Lake Moondarra, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Abseiling, Animal Watching, Bird Watching, Camping, Canoeing, Cycling, Golfing, Mountain Biking, 4x4ing, Trail Riding, Moto x, Rock Climbing, Shopping, Water Skiing, Fishing, Boating, National Parks, Rodeos
Population (Region): 36,000 (ABS 2011)
Mt Isa – Rents as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $ 165 – $ 325
3 Bed 1 Bath – $ 185 – $ 425
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 280 – $ 1000
Mt Isa – House Prices as at Jul 2012
2 Bed 1 Bath – $ 210,000 – $ 320,000
3 Bed 1 Bath – $ 270,000 – $ 695,000
4 Bed 2 Bath – $ 380,000 – $ 775,000
|Climate data for Mt Isa Airport|
|Record high °C||45.9||43.5||40.9||38.6||37.1||33.5||35.2||36.4||39.5||42.5||43.5||45.1||45.9|
|Average high °C||36.3||35.2||34.2||31.8||27.8||24.8||24.7||27.3||31.2||34.6||36.3||37.1||31.8|
|Average low °C||23.7||23.4||21.7||18.4||13.8||10.0||8.6||10.3||14.2||18.6||21.4||23.0||17.3|
|Record low °C||15.4||13.6||13.1||6.2||1.8||-1.3||-2.9||-1.1||1.0||6.1||10.3||13.4||-2.9|
|Avg. Rainfall mm||118.8||103.2||65.9||15.4||13.1||6.0||5.9||3.8||6.7||19.5||39.6||72.5||470.6|
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
Northern Gas Pipeline Project Union 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 Northern Gas Pipeline project no EBA’s can be found, as they are found they will be uploaded into this article.
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